Northern Inuit

Northern Inuit

Other Names

NI dog

Description

The Northern Inuit Dog is bred to look like a wolf. Its double coat is short and dense. Coat colors include pure white, pure black and shades of sable with or without a white face mask.

Temperament

Height, Weight

Height: Male 23-32 inches (58-81 cm)
Height: Female 23-28 inches (58-71 cm)
Weight: Male 79-110 pounds (36-50 kg)
Weight: Female 55-84 pounds (25-38 kg)

Health Problems

Living Conditions

The Northern Inuit Dog will do best with a fenced in yard.

Exercise

This breed needs daily exercise and adequate space. They need to be taken on a daily, long, brisk walk or jog.

Life Expectancy

About 12-14 years

Litter Size

About 5 to 12 puppies

Grooming

The weather-resistant coat of the Northern Inuit Dog should be combed and brushed regularly. Bathe only when necessary as it removes the natural oils in the skin.

Origin

Created in England in the 1980s by crossing breeds such as the German Shepherd Dog, Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, Labrador Husky, and Canadian Eskimo Dog.