The Fan Hitch Volume 9, Number 2, March 2007

Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International

In This Issue....

From the Editor: Who Will Share Our Vision?

ISDI Launches New Partnership in Nunavik

Qimmiit Utirtut's First Litter

A Real Inuk

Update: Sledge Dog Memorial Fund

Recollections of the Doggy Man

Sledge Dogs of The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, 1947-50

Fan Mail

In the News 

Video Reviews:
Secrets of Antarctica
Wolf Dog
Return of the Qimutsiit
Dogs That Changed the World

Product  Review: Leather Mittens by Sterling Glove

Tip for the Trail: It's in the Bag

IMHO: One Brick at a Time

Navigating This Site

Index of articles by subject

Index of back issues by volume number

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Articles to download and print

Ordering Ken MacRury's Thesis

Our comprehensive list of resources

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Editor-in-Chief: Sue Hamilton
Webmaster: Mark Hamilton
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The Inuit Sled Dog International

The Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI) is a consortium of enthusiasts whose goal is the preservation of this ancient arctic breed in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI's efforts are concentrated on restoring the pure Inuit Dog to its native habitat. The ISDI's coordinators welcome to your comments and questions.

ISDI Coordinator Canada:
Geneviève Montcombroux, Box 206, Inwood, MB R0C 1P0;
ISDI Coordinator USA:
Sue Hamilton, 55 Town Line Road, Harwinton, CT 06791,

Qimmiit Utirtut's first litter of pure ISDs, born in
Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik       photo:Brazeau

Inuit Sled Dog Puppies born in Kangiqsualujjuaq!!

by Mark Brazeau

Qimmiit Utirtut!  The Dogs Are Back! In fact, the dogs really are back. Since the conception of Qimmiit Utirtut almost two years ago, we have collected eighteen pure Inuit Sled Dogs from seven different genetic lines. We have acquired dogs from Minnesota, USA; Yellowknife, NWT; Gatineau, Quebec; Iqaluit, Nunavut, and the neighbouring community of Kuujjuaq here in Nunavik. 

We are very proud to announce the first litter of pure Inuit Sled Dogs born in Kangiqsualujjuaq. The dam of the new puppies is Ikalik who was acquired from Ludovic Pirani in Gatineau. The sire of the new puppies is Larry who was obtained from John Laird in Iqaluit. 

The four pups were born in a cold shack during a blizzard on December 23, 2006. All four are very healthy and energetic. There are two females and two males. Even though there have been many requests for the puppies, their future home is still to be determined. For now, all four pups will reside together in Kangiqsualujjuaq.

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