Canadian Eskimo Dog

Other names include qimmiq or qimmit. Although once used as the preferred method of transportation by Inuit in the Northern Canada, 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.

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  • Coat: thick and dense, soft undercoat, stiff guard hairs, mane of thicker fur around the neck
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