The Fan Hitch Volume 11, Number 4, September 2009

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International
In This Issue....

From the Editor 


Fan Mail


Sled Dogs in His Majesty's Service:
Clark's Eskimo Dogs in World War II


Evolutionary Changes in Domesticated Dogs:
The Broken Covenant of the Wild, Part 3
 

British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog
Monument Final Report


Tusaalanga: Learning Inuktitut Online!

In the News 


Book Review: The Inuit Thought of It


Tip: Removing Mats

IMHO: The Learning Curve

Index: Volume 11, The Fan Hitch


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The Inuit Sled Dog International

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

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                                                                                     Jones

British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Monument

Final Report: July 4, 2009

Hwfa Jones  & Graham Wright
 
After an extraordinary short time of less than three years from proposal to completion, the funds were raised worldwide to establish a monument honoring the British Antarctic Sledge Dogs.
 
With little fuss, and no press releases, our own bronze monument, sculpted by David Cemmick, was unveiled at the entrance door to the British Antarctic Survey Building in Cambridge, England on July 4, 2009. There were about 150 FIDS and friends present.
 
The dedication plaque, its image designed by Denise Koch, lists all the dog teams that traveled in British Antarctic Territory, making possible almost all the overland journeys of discovery in the twentieth century.


Husky image designed by Denise Koch                Jones

The monument represents a thousand personal stories, most of which will never be told in any official document. Those who traveled with dogs in the Antarctic who visit the monument may pause quietly and just a little longer than most to remember. And in a certain light, the dog’s eyes may glisten too.
 
With the sculpture and plaque in place, the project is now essentially complete. A certain amount of winding up will now take place. Final accounts will be completed over the next few months and presented to the British Antarctic Survey Club. A limited edition model of the sculpture has been made available and details can be seen on their website.


This table-top size piece is a limited edition of 150.
Each comes with a presentation box and certificate.
Price is £395 plus £15 for postage to USA and Canada.
                                                            Cemmick & Wylder


Copies of The Doggy Men, the book written to 'kickstart' the fund, are still available as are prints of Mike Skidmore’s beautiful painting of a team sledging on sea ice. Contact Graham Wright for details.
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