Canadian Eskimo Dog

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Canada has five indigenous breed of dogs, one of them being the Canadian Eskimo dog.

This dog heralds a unique heritage, appearing in Canada approximately in 1100-1200 A.D. It is the oldest and rarest purebred indigenous dog in North America.

It is also commonly called the Canadian Inuit dog or the Qimmiq, which means “dog” in Inuit.

The Canadian Eskimo was used for hunting, packing, travel and for protection by the Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic.

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