The Fan Hitch Volume 2, Number 4, August 2000

Table of Contents

From the Editor
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Raising Sled Dogs
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The Good, the Bad and the ‘Eskimo’ Dog
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The Russian Connection
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Honoured Symbol Under Fire
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Iqaluit Team Owner Speaks Out
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The Homecoming
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Niels Pedersen, D.V.M:
Challenging Folk Remedies
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Janice Howls:
Maintaining the ISD Roots
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Book Review: 
Portrait of Antarctica
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First Hand Account:
Exploration of Antarctica
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IMHO: 
Dog Ownership in Modern Society
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Baking: Carnivore Brownies
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Behaviour Notebook:
 Silent and Induced Heat
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ISDI Summit Postponed
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Memorable Inuit Dog Encounters


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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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ISDI Summit Postponed for This Year

by Sue Hamilton

It is with much regret that Geneviève and I have agreed to POSTPONE this year's plans to have a gathering in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association to be held, presumably, in Green Bay, Wisconsin this October.  While I am certain the ISDVMA officers and program coordinators are working hard on their plans, they had not yet posted an agenda to their web site at  <http://www.isdvma.org/> as of August 26th. Without this information, we don't know if the program they are planning will be of interest to ISDI enthusiasts to supplement what we would like to plan for our summit.  I haven't even been advised as to whether or not one of my suggested  banquet speakers was accepted.  The ISDI is still not prepared to "go it alone", especially with so little time before what was to be our desired date (this October).  So we will consider a date and a venue for sometime in 2001.  In the mean time please consider what you would like to see as part of a summit meeting and forward your suggestions to either Geneviève or me.

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