Today I finally had the chance to watch the movie “Last dogs of winter” and I thought I had to share my impressions about it with the Canadian Inuit Dogs lovers.
The movie has a good photography and the location is absolutely charming, that kind of wild nature that both amazes and scares you at the same time.
Nevertheless I honestly have to say that I felt a profound sadness for all those dogs being chained up for their entire lives, exposed to polar bears and extremely severe weather conditions.
Brian Ladoon may say that his dogs didn’t want to use the houses his father made for them, or the other guy may say that they have a very long and warm coat, but I believe that any living being should have the right to chose what is best for him, and he certainly didn’t give them many choices. I also disagree with what he said about breeders who are supposed to keep just the best dogs and get rid of the others for the sake of the breed… I may not be a breeder and don’t understand this choice but this sounds pretty cruel to me.
As I was telling to a friend about the movie, I wouldn’t want to sound like someone who is seated on his couch with 8 degrees outside, judging the life of someone who lives with -40 and who, one way or another, did a lot for this breed.
I’m just saying that the “Brian Ladoon” way doesn’t work for me. Many people have asked me about him through the Canadian Inuit Dogs website and I could just say that I heard rumors. I still have to see things for myself going there and one day I probably will, but I’m pretty sure whatever I will see there I will never agree with some kind of methods.
I usually don’t take positions like this on the Internet, because I don’t like useless discussions and flames and I prefer creating bonds among people rather than divisions, but for this time let me make an exception.