The Fan Hitch Volume 3, Number 1, November 2000

Official Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog International

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Featured Inuit Dog Owners:
Scott & Terry Miller
Nunavut Dogsledding Association
Update: No Resolution in Iqaluit
Season's Greetings from Toadhall
The Homecoming, Part II
The Russian Connection, Part II
Meeting Ken Pawson and Kevin Walton
Arctic Sojourn
The Ted Fox ISDI Foundation Fund
Book Review: 
Two Years in Antarctica
Janice Howls:
No Click and Treat for ISDs!
All Breed Kennel Club Registry

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Editor's/Publisher's Statement
Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
Print Edition: Imaged and distributed by the IPL students of the Ulluriaq School, Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik
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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.

ISDI Coordinator Canada:
Geneviève Montcombroux, Box 206, Inwood, MB R0C 1P0;
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791,
Book Review

Two Years in the Antarctic 
by Kevin Walton

reviewed by Geneviève Montcombroux

This is a very well told story of a young man's experiences in Antarctica.  First published in 1955, Two Years in the Antarctic contains many black and white photos and tells of a time when being part of a polar expedition was a real adventure. In keeping with others who have worked in Antarctica, Kevin Walton emphasizes the awesome beauty of this ice-locked land. It was also a time when the principal means of transport was by dog team, itself an exhilarating adventure.  The dogs, which they called huskies, were far more than just beasts of burden. "We have, I know, all come back from Antarctica with a love and affection for huskies, deeper and more personal than the most sentimental among us believed possible." These were the original Canadian Inuit dogs from Labrador, Canada. 

Reading Two Years in the Antarctic is like taking a step back in time to an age when there was no Internet, no computer, no television, or cell phone. Radio transistors had not yet discovered. This book would make a welcome addition to the library of history buffs, armchair adventurers and sled dogs lovers. 

It is available directly, for £15.00 Sterling, from: 
                    Kevin Walton 
                    Fossils Bluff, 
                    WR13 6PR 
                    United Kingdom 

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