The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 1, December 2006

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Looking back, looking ahead

Featured Inuit Dog Owner: Sandy Hagan

Defining the Inuit Sled Dog

The Great Arctic Hunter Game

In the News

Fan Mail

A Time to Remember the Dogs

Book Review: The Doggy Men

Inuit Dog Thesis 15th Anniversary Edition

Tip:  Seeing and Not Hearing

Product Review: Delivering the Goods

IMHO: A Few Thoughts about the Final Report on the Dog Slaughters

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

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Editor: Sue Hamilton
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Fan Mail....

                                                             Photo: Han

October 21, 2006


I'm currently researching Inuit sled dogs for an assignment for my Post Graduate diploma in animal behaviour and read with interest about this thesis. I was wondering how I would be able to obtain a copy. It would be an invaluable resource to me.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope you can help,

Best wishes,


London, England

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October 31, 2006

To Geneviève and Sue,

Hi my name is Maren Vsetula and I live in Igloolik, Nu. This is my third year living and working in the Arctic and I thoroughly love it! My dream for the longest time has been to have a dog team and this year I went for it. I now have nine three-month-old ISD puppies. I love them!

I have been very excited by your journal and have collected a lot of useful information. I was wondering if you know of any other sources of information regarding raising ISD dogs and training. I am very keen on having a strong, well trained team but also know that ISDs are quite different to Siberians that I am used to and that the techniques and training is going to be different.

Can you recommend anything to me?

Thanks so much for your time,

Maren Vsetula

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