Alaskan Eskimo Dogs


 From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes

There is no set standard for Eskimo dogs, and nowadays one must go

very far into the Arctic to find the packs pure and uncontaminated

with the blood of the white man’s dogs; for the best huskic is the

strongest, most willing, and obedient dog, whatever his lineage,

and these qualities have undoubtedly been increased through

the introduction of such strains as the Newfoundland, Dane,

shepherd dog, and others of less pure but equally civilized blood.

(This Limited Edition Original Book Plate/Lithograph, May still be for sale ) see Our Sales sites

Click the Links for Access –





There are a good many names for the Eskimo dogs and a good many types,

as their range covers a stretch of country some 4,000 miles long and 1,500 miles wide.

It is therefore easily understandable that the dog of the

and should present quite a different

appearance from that of Hudson Bay or Greenland.

Huskies Colourings

The typical Alaskan “” is generally black or dark,

with white and buff markings, distributed as shown in the plate.

The brown leader is the famous dog Napoleon, from Nome,

who went as leader to France in 1915. The white-faced dogs are

“huskies”; the “masked” dog in the middle is a “,”

and the pale dogs are of the North Greenland type.

Huskies and Eskimos

All Eskimos are strong, wolfy, , with straight, strong legs,

solid body, and massive head; even of jaw, keen of eye and ear,

and well equipped by nature for the semi-feral life they lead

among their nomadic masters. They have the pricked ears,

deep-furred neck, dense waterproof coat,’ well-furred feet,

and gaily carried tail of all the Arctic and northern ,

and are represented by similar dogs across northern Lapland, Russia, and Siberia.

A good average weight for these dogs is about 70 pounds, though they often scale much more.

They share with the the peculiar horizontal width of jaw so marked in the Chow.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.