Canadian Eskimo dog

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Canadian Eskimo dog

a breed native to Canada and its Inuit population. A powerfully built dog with features characteristic of a spitz type dog. It has a wedge-shaped head, thick erect ears, a thick coat, and bushy tail curled over the back. Used for hunting and as a pack dog.
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Operation NANOOK, the most widely recognized of all the northern deployments, and Operation QIMMIQ, a year-round persistent surveillance and presence operation, are directed by Canadian Joint Operations Command.
For the past 40 years, in a remote and harshly beautiful corner of northern Manitoba, Brian Ladoon has devoted his life to preserving and breeding an endangered species: the Qimmiq, Canada's indigenous Eskimo dog.
When I told him that "dog" was qimmiq in Inuktitut, he insisted on training his tongue phonetically on saying the word right.