Northern Inuit Dog

The Northern Inuit Dog is a large wolf look alike breed of dog that originated in 1980s in England. It was primarily developed as a working dog to perform tasks such as sled pulling, guarding and watch dog. There are two theories regarding origination of this dog. According to most fanciers of the breed, this large dog is the result of experimental breeding by an English breeder, Eddie Harrison, who crossed unknown rescue dogs with Alaskan Malamute, German Shepherd and Siberian Husky and the result was Northern Inuit Dog.

Another theory suggests that it was developed by Inuit people who wanted a dog to suit their lifestyle and for this purpose, they stacked several bitches to be matted by wild wolves. There is no conclusive evidence to prove this theory though.

It is a large and a wolf lookalike dog that stands between 22-25 inches and weighs about 65-75 lbs. This is an athletically built and well balanced dog that comes with moderately broad head and slightly doomed skull. Strong muzzle is slightly tapering to the black nose with wide nostrils. Wide set oval shaped eyes can come in any colour. High set, erect ears are not too large. The strong well muscled neck is moderately arched and has a well defined ruff. When moving, the neck is slightly extended giving the dog a proud bearing. The wolf like strong and straight body is slightly longer than tall. It has a level topline and deep chest with flattened ribs. High set moderate length furry tail hangs down when dog is at rest and held high when it is excited. The harsh and dense double coat comes with soft and dense undercoat and rather long outer coat. This dog is commonly seen in pure white or any shade of gray and sable through to pure black.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.

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