The Fan Hitch   Volume 18, Number 2, March 2016

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

From the Editor: A Kaleidoscope of Activity

Is there a vet in the house?

The Sledge Patrol update

In Search of John Flick

My Life with Dogs

Canadian Inuit Dogs I have owned, raised and trained:
a photo essay; Part 2

Inuk VOD Release

From the NFB Archives: How to Build an Igloo

Film Review: People of a Feather

IMHO: What Do You See?

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

Search The Fan Hitch

Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

Defining the Inuit Dog

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

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One of two dark headed brothers used on my northern expedition

Canadian Inuit Dogs I have owned, raised and trained:
A photo essay; Part 2

by William J. ‘Qimmiliriji’  Carpenter

Ed: This is the second of Bill ‘Qimmiliriji’  Carpenter’s four part photo history of the “William J. Carpenter Eskimo Dog Research Foundation”, begun in 1974.

Please note that these historical photographs are Bill’s exclusive property and he alone retains copyright. Therefore they may not be reproduced in any manner without his written consent. Requests to use these photographs should be submitted to The Fan Hitch and will be forwarded on to Bill.

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Puppies and Parents



Yearlings and Adults




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