From the Editor: The Statistics of Sharing
Contaminated Water! Yet Another
Long-standing Debacle in Iqaluit
Searching for the Shelters of Stone
How to Loose a Husky Team
A New Home for the BAS Husky Memorial Bronze Statue
Historical and Climatic Prerequisites of the
Appearance of the Population of Sled Dogs of the
Shoreline of the Chukotka Peninsula
The Sledge Patrol documentary update
Major Virus Issues in Canada’s North and
Canine Parvovirus Infects Inuit Dogs in
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, 1978
A Decade of Service: The Chinook Project’s
2015 Labrador Animal Wellness Clinic
Inuk’s release in North America!
Book Review: Games of Survival: Traditional
Inuit Games for Elementary Students
IMHO: The Presumption of Good Faith
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Good friends and Greenland Dogs enjoying a fine autumn day in the Jotunheimen
mountains of Norway. Photo: Wiktor Hagan, Kennel Wanvare
From: "Gisle Uren"
Date: June 28, 2015
To: "'Sue Hamilton'"
Hello Sue, thank you for another fine issue of The Fan Hitch. I especially enjoyed the article on Making of The Savage Innocents by Henry Wyatt. I have some information about some of the dogs and hope you can forward the following to him:
In 1959 Norsk Trekkhunklubb (NTK = Norwegian Sled Dog Club) received 12 dogs from the Royal Society for prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The dogs are reported to have been used for making a film in England. Of the 12 dogs two were put down, one was given to a private person but the rest were kept by NTK and used among their other dogs for ambulance sledding in the forests around Oslo. There were numerous ski trails in the area, and injured skiers were assisted and sometimes transported out by ambulance sleds. The following 9 dogs were recorded with NTK; Johnny, Bingo, Sergant, Major, Tiger, Namiq, Snipe, Blackie and Kokaly. Of the other three dogs only two are mentioned by name; Wolf and Roy. The last name I have not found anywhere.