The Northern Inuit Dog
The Northern Inuit Dog was the first breed that emerged from Edwina Harrisons' legacy.
The Northern Inuit Society was formed in the '90s, and for the following 25 years, the breed saw close to no outcrosses. The foundation dogs were the original dogs from Edwina Harrison (see how it all started). They were crossed with Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute and German Shepherd to create a dog that was not only wolfalike "without the wolf" but easy to train.
Today there are several societies and clubs registering Northern Inuit whose lines originate from the founding Northern Inuit Society dogs.
Here at Valkyrie, we are trying to carefully introduce outcrosses that we feel match the traits of the Northern Inuit Dog, with a main focus on temperament, and health but also the characteristic look of the Northern Inuit Dog.
Even if the Northern Inuit Dog can have an intimidating wolf-like look, they are a very friendly breed and not prone to show any aggression. Due to their friendly nature, they are not good guard dogs and would rather greet a stranger to your home than chase it away.
The Northern Inuit is a very intelligent breed that requires continuous training not to get bored and destructive. Due to their primitive breed heritage, they are easily bored with repetitive training. Even if they are willing to learn new things they tend to think "What's in it for me?" Despite this, a lot of Northern Inuit dogs have been successfully trained for the screen and you have seen them in TV shows such as "Game of Thrones" and "Outlander", but also in photo shoots. They have also mastered things like Rally Obedience, Agility, Canicross, Dog Parkour, Cynophobia Assistance Dog and much more.
Unlike some of their ancestor breeds, a Northern Inuit does not require hours of walks and can be satisfied with two normal walks a day. However, they do make excellent running or hiking partners for people with more active lifestyles as well as couch potatoes for the less active ones. Though, it's important to point out that socialisation from an early age is important