Inuit Sled Dog International
Copyright ISDI, 1997, 2012
Preserving the pure Inuit dog
WELCOME to the Inuit Sled Dog International (ISDI)
The Inuit Sled Dog International organization has for its goal the preservation of the Inuit dog in its purest form as a working dog. The ISDI concentrates its effort on restoring the Inuit dog to its native habitat and disseminating information about this ancient breed.
THIS AND THAT NEWS
A thumbnail history of The Canadian Eskimo Dog Research Foundation and Bill Carpenter
In 1972, government biologist William (Bill Carpenter) and John McGrath (passed away February 6, 2013), an economic development officer for the Northwest Territories government, initiated the "Eskimo Dog Project", which Bill implemented with the creation of The Canadian Eskimo Dog Research Foundation.
This short history will remain on this page as a reference to avoid confusion arising from Wikipedia Encyclopedia where an individual has usurped Bill Carpenter's work and claimed it for himself.
My dear friend, the late Kevin Walton, edited a collection of stories and photos about the British Aantarctic Survey(BAS) for the book Of Dogs and Men. Many stories and pictures didn't make it into the book but they were just as good and relevant. Kevin gathered them in a simply bound book for each of the BAS members and one for me.
For your interest, there is another site about Canadian Inuit Dogs. Follow the link to Facebook and meet people who have different ideas and motivations, but are all lovers of the one and only qimmiq, whether it is called Inuit Dog or Eskimo Dog. Of course, in my opinion it should only have the one name the Inuit themselvves chose, i.e. Canadian Inuit Dog.
For your interest:
A site about Inuit Dogs
qimmituinnaq on facebook
The Inuit Dog: Canada's Heritage, Third Edition, will be posted upong completion for all to read later this year
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