The Northern Inuit is a recently developed dog breed that closely resembles a wolf. With the intention of creating a wolf-like dog with domestic qualities, breeders used different dogs such as Samoyeds, Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds and some Inuit breeds to create the Northern Inuit. Developed in the United Kingdom, Northern Inuits are only recognized by their own independent club. However, thanks to the breed’s feature (the “direwolves”) in the massive hit show Game of Thrones, the Northern Inuit has seen a surge in popularity. Athletic, quick-witted and loyal, Northern Inuits can make for well-adjusted home pets. With the right activities, Northern Inuit owners can easily keep their dogs satisfied.
Canicross, sometimes referred to as CaniX, is a sport which involves cross country running with canines. The sport originated in Europe and was initially done as a training routine for sledding communities during the off-season. However, it started to become accepted as a standalone sport and eventually made its way across Europe, although it is most popular in the United Kingdom. The dog breeds that were originally used for canicross were sledding types, particularly Malamutes or Huskies. This is why the Northern Inuit is a great choice for this sport. This sport can be done in almost any type of weather, from summer to winter, provided that you have all the necessary gear.
The Northern Inuit is a breed that is used to, and even thrives on, the cold weather. Take advantage of this quality by trying out skijoring with your dog. This winter sport, whose name comes from the Norwegian term meaning “ski driving”, involves a person on skis being pulled by a dog. This sport is somewhat similar to canicross running, but with the use of skis and the presence of snow. Again, the Northern Inuit is a top choice for this sport because of their pulling abilities and ability to last in cold weather. This sport is a fun way to stay active and bond with your dog.
Hiking is one of the best ways to exercise and test your physical limits while taking in the beauty of the outdoors. The only way to make your hike even better is to bring your pooch with you. Northern Inuits are an active breed that needs a substantial amount of physical activity. If you are a hiker, whether recreational or professional, your dog would definitely love to tag along as your hiking buddy. Exploring new places is an exciting prospect for dogs; for them, it is a whole lot of new sounds, sights and smells. You can also use your hiking trip as a way to bond and form a deeper connection with your furry friend.
Scootering involves the use of dogs to pull an unmotorized scooter with a human riding in it. This activity is very similar to mushing, with the scooter in place of a sled. The same harness used by sled dogs are used in dog scootering, which is then attached to the user via a gangline. Northern Inuits are perfect for dog scootering because of their strength and high levels of energy.
Contrary to popular belief, Northern Inuits actually have moderate exercise requirements. In fact, the breed will be more than happy to relax with their owners indoors after they have used up their energy or blown off steam. After an active day together, take this chance to unwind by preparing a home cooked meal for yourself and a special treat for your dog.