The Fan Hitch Volume 1, Number 2, October 1998

Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Major Announcement
IGE Expedition News
A Chat About Breeding
Honour & Glory
Behavioral Notebook
Janice Howls
IMHO: Pets, et al

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

Talk to The Fan Hitch

The Fan Hitch home page

ISDI home page

Editor's/Publisher's Statement
              Editor: Sue Hamilton
              Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
The Fan Hitch Website and Publications of the Inuit Sled Dog– the quarterly Journal (retired in 2018) and PostScript – are dedicated to the aboriginal landrace traditional Inuit Sled Dog as well as related Inuit culture and traditions. 

PostScript is published intermittently as material becomes available. Online access is free at:  PostScript welcomes your letters, stories, comments and The editorial staff reserves the right to edit submissions used for publication.

Contents of The Fan Hitch Website and its publications  are protected by international copyright laws. No photo, drawing or text may be reproduced in any form without written consent. Webmasters please note: written consent is necessary before linking this site to yours! Please forward requests to Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Rd., Harwinton, Connecticut  06791, USA or

Big News...
ISDI Mission Statement

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) has as its goal the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI is a loosely structured consortium of volunteers dedicated to pursuing the above goal by serving as a resource of honest, reliable information about the Inuit Sled Dog's breed characteristics, and by maintaining a breed registry of quality specimens. This registry is not associated with any national or international single or all breed club. Its function is:
(1) to keep track of as many pure Inuit Sled Dogs as possible,
(2) to identify suitable
specimens for those breeders seeking to maintain a diverse gene pool,
(3) to serve as a repository for any information on health and other relevant issues.

The ISDI will:
1) provide information,
(2) offer mentoring to owners who are committed to the goals of the ISDI in maintaining Inuit Sled Dogs
(3) encourage those who would breed these dogs to do so with the highest standards of purity, health, temperament and performance.

The ISDI condemns the cross-breeding of Inuit Sled Dogs for any purpose.
Now, to the news....

For those of us who subscribe to these ISDI principles, here is a place where we can all meet in cyberspace.The Inuit Sled Dog International is setting up an e-mail list. The list is private, only friends of the ISDI will be given access to it. In addition to sending messages to everyone simultaneously, our goal is to use it as a forum for important issues, a place to announce puppies for sale, ask questions and give news.

Each list member will receive a welcome letter containing a few simple guidelines. Those who have no access to the internet can request a printed digest for the cost of postage.

Please e-mail ISDI List Administrator Geneviève Montcombroux for more information on joining the ISDI e-mail discussion group.
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