Table of Contents
Breaking Away: The Liberation of Ove Nygaard
What is the ISDI and the ISD?
A Holiday Miracle
Of Sheep and Sled Dogs
Qamutiit and How They're Loaded
The Truth Behind the Madrid Protocol
Media Review: Globe Trekker - Iceland and Greenland
Product Review: Ryobi TrimmerPlus®
Tip for the Trail: Bitches in Season
IMHO: Super Cars and Inuit Dogs
Marguerite Bay Reunion
in Lockerbie, Scotland, we did manage to corner FIDS
veteran and Antarctic
dog man Ben Hodges. He offered the following helpful
hints, first passed
along in his 1963 Stonington Island Base dog report. -
Tip for the Trail…
by Ben Hodges
If you have a bitch in season, particularly a leader, what you must do when out in the field is to picket her directly outside the tent entrance. This is to prevent any amorous escapee males from reaching her before you can intervene to prevent an unwanted breeding.
When your bitch leader is in heat, put some more weight in the sled [to help slow down the team dogs in hot pursuit]. But if she stops to pee, be prepared for trouble!
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