Canadian Inuit Dog

Overview

The Canadian Eskimo Dog is an Arctic breed of working dog, which is often considered to be one of North America's oldest and rarest remaining purebred indigenous domestic canines. Other names include qimmiq or qimmit. They were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, along with the Greenland Dog that is genetically identical.
The breed is currently threatened with extinction, with a 2008 estimate of only 300 purebred dogs. Although once used as the preferred method of transportation by Inuit in the Canadian Arctic, by the 1960s traditional working dog teams became increasingly rare in the North. Contributing factors to the breed's decline include the increasing popularity of snowmobiles for transportation and the spread of infectious canine diseases. Controversy surrounds the intentional destruction of a debated number of Inuit sled dogs between 1950 and 1970 by The Royal Canadian Mounted Police as well as recent efforts to increase the breed's population.

Information

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Hypoallergenic
No
Litter Size
6.0
Breed Type
Crossbred
Breed Group
Working
Breed Coat Type
Medium

Characteristics / Temperament

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Coat Colors

The recognised colors of the Canadian Inuit Dog are: black, white, and brown.

Life Expectancy

The Canadian Inuit Dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.

Height and Weight

The Canadian Inuit Dog typically weighs between 45 to 80 pounds, placing it on the heavier end of dog breeds. It's typically 18 to 25 inches in height.
Gender Weight Range Height Range
Male 55 pounds - 80 pounds 20 inches - 25 inches
Feamle 45 pounds - 70 pounds 18 inches - 24 inches

Food Consumption in Cups

The Canadian Inuit Dogwill require on average 2.0 cups of dog food daily for proper nutrition.

Canadian Inuit Dog Photos

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