Descended from dogs brought to North America by the Thule people thousands of years ago, the Canadian Eskimo Dog is both an ancient and exceedingly rare breed.
Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club
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Created in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Chinook dog breed made his name on Admiral Byrd’s first Antarctic expedition in 1928. These days he’s a multipurpose dog who’s happy hiking, competing in agility and other dog sports, pulling a sled or other conveyance, and playing with the kids.