The Inuit Dog of the Polar North is the third revised and expanded edition of The Canadian Inuit Dog: Canada’s Heritage. There have been many technological developments that enabled scientists and researchers to pinpoint the origins of the Inuit dog. Advances in DNA analysis have definitely determined who’s who in the dog world. Geneviève Montcombroux has gathered all available information and distilled it in the most readable manner in The Inuit Dog of the Polar North.
With a forward by renowned explorer and dogsledding outfitter Paul Schurke, the book emphasizes the role of the Inuit dog in the life and survival of the inhabitants of the polar regions. It includes detailed chapters from the history of the Inuit dog, its development, character and use in expeditions to recipes for home prepared dog food. The work contains an extensive bibliography. It is still the only book devoted to this unique indigenous dog and forms a valuable resource for anyone who owns or simply loves this amazing dog, which faced extinction in the 1970s after surviving several millennia in one of the harshest climates on earth. Besides much additional material about the Inuit dog, the book also contain many hitherto unpublished photographs.
Author: Ms Geneviève Montcombroux