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A. The Inuit Dog’s place in the natural world
B. The Inuit Dog is not a wolf!
C. Dangerous confusion
A. The Name Controversy
B. Defining 'Purity'
C. Mistaken Identity: Promoting a breed vs. avoiding
D. The Belyaev Experiment
A. Ancient history
B. Recent history: The Inuit Dog in service to nations
C. Population decline
A. In the North
B. Below the tree line
A. Inherited diseases
B. Disease prevention and access to veterinary services
A. AppearanceVII. The Inuit Dog in Scientific Research, Films and in
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with a focus on Inuit Dogs
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Appendix 1: Partial list of scientific publications about the Inuit Dog
The Inuit Dog: Its Provenance, Environment and History
A bibliography of scientific papers about the Inuit Dog taken from references in Ken MacRury’s masters thesis can be found here.
Originally appearing in the British Antarctic Survey Bulletins as well as Polar Record many of these papers (some of which are listed in the MacRury masters thesis), have appeared in The Fan Hitch:
Veterinary Studies on the British Antarctic Survey's Sledge Dogs: I. Survey of Diseases and Accidents
A.R.M. Bellars, British Antarctic Survey Bulletin, Number 21, 1969
Veterinary Studies on the British Antarctic Survey's Sledge Dogs: II. Occupational Osteoarthritis
A.R.M. Bellars and M. F. Godsal
British Antarctic Survey Bulletin, Number 22, 1969, pp. 15-38
Ancient DNA evidence for genetic continuity in arctic dogs
Sarah K. Brown et. al.
Pre-Columbian origins for Native American dog breeds, with only limited replacement by European dogs, confirmed by mtDNA analysis
Peter Savolainen et. al.
The Physiology Of Sledge Dogs
by R.J.F. TAYLOR
Polar Record 8 (55): 317-321, January 1957
The Breeding and Maintenance of Sledge Dogs: Part I
R. J. F. TAYLOR
The Polar Record, Vol. 8, No. 56. (1957)
The Breeding and Maintenance of Sledge Dogs: Part II
by R. J. F. TAYLOR
The Polar Record, Vol. 8, No. 56 (1957).
Further Experiments on the nutrition of sledge dogs
H. T. Wyatt (British Journal of Nutrition (1963), 17, 273)
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