The Fan Hitch Volume 11, Number 3, June 2009

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog
In This Issue....

From the Editor: A Virtual Fan Hitch

Inuit Sled Dogs Achieve Distinguished Visibility

Sledge Dog Memorial Fund Update

New Resource of Polar Exploration Images

In Passing: Remembering Kevin Walton

Book Review: Huskies/My Friends, the Huskies

Evolutionary Changes in Domesticated Dogs:
The Broken Covenant of the Wild, Part 2

Behavior Notebook:
Comparative Behavior Studies in The Netherlands

In the News

Canadian Animal Assistance Team's
2009 Northern Clinics

The Chinook Project's Early Start on Veterinary Clinics

IMHO: Why Inuit Dogs?

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Index of back issues by volume number

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Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

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Life size wax original before mould making
             Photo courtesy:  Cemmick & Wylder

British Antarctic Survey Sledge Dog Memorial
Update: June 2009

It has been decided that the date of the official unveiling of the British Antarctic Survey husky memorial bronze statue will take place at BAS Headquarters in Cambridge, England, its permanent location, on July 4, 2009 as part of the BAS Annual General Meeting.

The statue is to be delivered from the foundry to the Cemmick & Wylder Studio in Lancashire on or around the 19th June. The artists have already submitted the dimensions of the plinth to BAS headquarters. Once the base is completed, Cemmick and Wylder will transport the statue to Cambridge and set it on the plinth, in time for the unveiling.

Solid bronze limited edition miniature version of full size
memorial statue.      Photo courtesy: Cemmick & Wylder

Cemmick & Wylder Fine Art is offering a run of 150 limited edition miniature versions of the full size statue. Dimensions are: 18 cm (7 in) high, 21 cm (8.3 in) long, 7 cm (2.7 in) wide and weigh about 2 kg (4.5 lb). These are cast in solid bronze. Each one will be signed, numbered, accompanied by a certificate and will come in very nice dark blue presentation box with the British Antarctic Survey logo on the top of the box. These miniature huskies are specially priced at 500.00 each plus packing and postage of 9.50 within the UK and 25.00 to the USA. (Currency converter) Inquiries should be directed to:

Cemmick & Wylder Fine Art
PO Box 126
Tel:     +44 1524 781971

The September issue of The Fan Hitch hopes to publish a full report of the unveiling ceremony, a truly momentous occasion.

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