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Canadian Eskimo Dog

As published in Canadian Dogs Annual
Canadian Eskimo Dog
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Appearance
19.5-27.5” (50-70cm) 40-88 lb (18-40 kg) Thick hair with dense undercoat. All white or all red, buff, cinnamon, grey or sable with white markings.
MBPIS GR. CH. Arcticice Qimmiq Ek Chau. Number 1 CED in Canada. 3 BPIS MBPIG. Arctic Ice Reg’d. Assiniboine, AB www.arcticicekennels.tripod.com
History

History

Accompanying the Inuit people during their 12th century migration through the Canadian Arctic, the Canadian Eskimo Dog hauled, carried, hunted and protected. Such willing performance made the robust sled dog crucial to Arctic explorers through the ages. By the 1950s, though, snowmobiles, other technology and weakening bloodlines had taken their toll. It took funding by the Canadian Kennel Club, the Canada Council and private donations to save the breed from extinction. After enduring in a harsh environment for centuries, the Canadian Eskimo Dog remains a breed fighting for its survival.

Personality

His long connection with humans has made the Canadian Eskimo Dog affectionate and gentle with people he loves, but he can be aloof with strangers. His independence, determination and heightened response to stimuli make him suited to an adult-only home.

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Canadian Eskimo Dog Breeders

Arctic Ice Reg’d
Alberta

Arctic Ice Reg’d, Beverley Arseneau. Raising top-quality, multiple-group-winning champion dogs from proven Arctic working lines. Striving to continue to produce the best attitude, work ethic, and conformation. Fort Assiniboine, AB (780) 584-2506; wolfwalkersibs@xplornet.com; www.arcticicekennels.com

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