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Northern Inuit Dog

The Northern Inuit Dog is a large English dog bred to resemble a wolf. The breed was created by breeding the Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and the German Shepherd with several rescued mongrels whose origin was unknown. The Northern Inuit dog has the domestic traits of these northern breeds but the appearance of a wolf. Today’s Northern Inuit retains many of its ancestors’ characteristics such as their strong will and its gentle nature.

The breed is slightly longer than it is tall, and it generally stands 22 to 24 inches high. The body of the Northern Inuit is athletic with an average bone density, and its neck and shoulders are strong but not too broad. The head of the breed is not too broad, and the muzzle is long and tapering. It has oval eyes and high set ears. The Northern Inuit’s coat is multi layered, dense, and harsh. It can range from pure white, to gray, to sable, to black. The face of the Northern Inuit may sometimes have a mask. The tail of the breed is high-set and bushy.

The Northern Inuit Dog is friendly and loving. It is determined to please its master and is also submissive. It is a loving, gentle companion and can make an excellent family dog with the right owner. The breed needs to be properly trained and socialized by a strong-willed, experienced owner. The breed loves its family so much that it can be overcome by separation anxiety, which can lead to destructive behavior. Great care needs to be taken to prevent this. Due to its kind and submissive nature, it does not make a good guard dog. Its personality also allows it to be an excellent service dog; the breed is sometimes used as a guide dog, a search and rescue dog, or a hearing dog for the deaf.

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Northern Inuit Dog