The Fan Hitch   Volume 18, Number 4, September 2016

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

From the Editor

Passage - Siu-Ling Han

Passage - Benson E. Ginsburg

Building & Testing Astrup's Dog Sled

The Arctic Nomads Project

Zacharias Kunuk’s Latest Film

The Chinook Project’s 2016 Wellness Clinics in Canada’s North

Canadian Inuit Dogs I have owned, raised and trained: a photo essay; Part 4

Book Review: Padlei Diary

Index: Volume 18, The Fan Hitch

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Spirit in front of so-called slush bergs formed in the early winter when
the shore was frozen but with open water on the lake, waves created slush
 that gradually built up to form the bergs sometimes as high as 30 feet.

Canadian Inuit Dogs I have owned, raised and trained:
A photo essay, Part 4

by William J. ‘Qimmiliriji’  Carpenter

Having raised over a thousand Canadian Inuit Dogs and trained and ran several hundred of them in teams since 1974; and having had either a family pet dog when young or my own hunting dogs from 1956 to 1975, this indeed is a new and different phase of life without dogs.  Enjoy!


Ed: This concludes Bill ‘Qimmiliriji’ Carpenter’s four-part photo history of the “William J. Carpenter
Eskimo Dog Research Foundation”, begun in 1974. The Fan Hitch is enormously grateful to Bill for
sharing his historical images!

Please note, these historical photographs are Bill’s exclusive property, he alone retains
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these photographs should be sent to The Fan Hitch for forwarding on to Bill.

Thumb nails connect to larger images with captions, view as slideshow or individually.

I did not own these dogs but
- they made for good photos

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