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I'm not a Husky, I'm a Northern Inuit

I’m not a Siberian Husky, I’m a Northern Inuit is what most Northern Inuit Dogs will be thinking as people frequently ask their families when they meet them: “is that a Husky?”

Let us explain but the main difference is size as you will see at a glance in the photographs.

A little bit about the amazing Siberian Husky….. Huskies are medium-sized working sled dogs, quick and light on their feet. Free and graceful in action, with a well-furred body, erect ears and brush tail. Ribs well sprung from the spine but flattened on sides to allow for freedom of action. Medium in length coat, giving a well-furred appearance, never so long as to obscure the clean-cut outline of the dog. Guard hairs of the outer coat are straight and somewhat smooth-lying with undercoat soft and dense. Proportions reflect a basic balance of power, speed and endurance, developed, no excess weight. All colours and markings, including white, allowed, except merle. Variety of markings on the head is common, including many striking patterns not found in other breeds. Dogs normally weigh between 20-27kg and are 53-60cm at withers. Girls are between 16-23kg and 51-56cm at withers.

Northern Inuits are large sized dogs with smooth, free and effortless gait with a well-balanced, far reaching stride. Good reach in the forequarters, and good follow through in the hindquarters. Their body is generally quite narrow when viewed from the top. Coat medium in length with the guard coat moderately coarse in texture, straight, weather resistant. The undercoat varies in quantity with variations in climate or season. Northern Inuits colours can be pure white or any colour agouti from grey or apricot through to pure black. White faces permitted on any colour. Where white appears on the legs and feet the colour change must be gradual. Well blended facial masks are desirable on all but black or white. Minimum height of 66cm for males and 60cm for females. Body length should be slightly longer than the height.

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