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Tuktu and his Eskimo Dog

A very nice short documentary about the life of a Inuit family with his Eskimo Dog. (14 minutes…) This short docu-fiction film illustrates how traditionally dogs were used by the Netsilik Inuit, in winter and summer. We see puppies and sled dogs used as pack animals. Eskimo dogs were also used for hunting, being particularly skilful […]

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Documentary: “Qimmiq, Canada’s Arctic dog”

An interesting 1982 documentary shot in Yellowknife about Bill Carpenter’s project to save to Canadian Eskimo/Inuit Dog Breed. The Eskimo dog, the Qimmiq, has been an integral part of northern Canadian life for almost two thousand years. Archival photographs and film footage illustrate how this hard-working purebred was used for hunting, pulling sleds and keeping […]