Breed" is a dubious way to define these dogs, and not simply because current genetic research identifies evidence of a consistent, pre-Columbian maternal lineage that both belies the modern breed divisions of qimmiit into Inuit sled dog, Canadian Eskimo dog
, and Greenland dog, as well as separates "this group of dogs" as distinct from all others (van Asch et al.
The huskies will be joined by four other breeds of sled dogs: Alaskan malamutes, samoyeds, Greenland dogs and Canadian Eskimo dogs
- all of whom were bred to pull sleds in the coldest of climates.
JAN 20 & 21 Around 200 teams of dogs including Siberian huskies, Samoyeds and Canadian Eskimo dogs
will be straining at the leash in Glenmore Forest Park around Aviemore for the Arden Grange & Siberian Husky Club of GB Sled Dog Rally.
Five types of dog take part in the rally -Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs