The Fan Hitch Volume 11, Number 2, March 2009

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog
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From the Editor: Working Dogs
Reasoned Perception or Illogical Vision


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


The Gentrification of Working Breeds

Qimmiit Utirtut is Four Years-Old!

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

Behavior Notebook:
Curious Naturalist

Remembering a Stunning Achievement

Book Review: The Polar World: the Unique Vision of Sir Wally Herbert

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The British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial Update:
 March 2009


Graham Wright & Hwfa Jones


First bronze model approx 10inches high.

Last month we had a meeting at the British Antarctic Survey Headquarters in Cambridge and from that meeting it was agreed that the bronze will be set at the entrance to the BAS Building. The inscription on the plaque was finalised. The sculptors were on hand to show the final bronze model. They had previously indicated they will be producing models for sale.


 
Statue will be set where the central clump of greenery now grows.

The full size statue is being cast from an enlargement of the model and will be in position for the opening of the Memorial Garden at the BAS Club Annual General Meeting on Saturday 4th July 2009. It is planned that there will be an 'Official Opening' at a later date.  We expect to be able to provide much more information next month as the final casting is completed, but at this stage all looks to be progressing smoothly. Thanks to the contributions of FIDs and friends from all over the world, the project will be completed in less than 3 years - an amazing achievement!
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