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Northern Inuit Dog (Face, Muzzle)
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Breed Information


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Name Northern Inuit Dog
Other names NI dog
Origin United Kingdom
Breed Group Not recognized as a standardized breed by any major kennel club.
Size Large
Type Cross Breed
Life span 12-14 years







Male: 23-32 inches (58-81 cm)

Female: 23-28 inches (58-71 cm)


Male: 79-110 pounds (36-50 kg)

Female: 55-84 pounds (25-38 kg)






Litter Size 5-12 puppies
Puppy Prices

Average (Unknown)


Breed Characteristics


4 stars

Apartment Friendly

3 stars

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

Barking Tendencies

3 stars


Cat Friendly

3 stars

Child Friendly

4 stars

Good with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.

Dog Friendly

3 stars

Exercise Needs

4 stars

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


3 stars

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.

Health Issues

3 stars

Some genetic problems have become apparent in Northern Inuit lines as with many breeds, including hip dysplasia and epilepsy, all of which should be tested for prior to breeding.


3 stars

Ranking: (N/A) Full Ranking List


3 stars

Shedding Level

3 stars

Moderate Shedding: Routine brushing will help. Be prepared to vacuum often!

Stranger Friendly

3 stars


3 stars

Moderately Easy Training: The Mudi is average when it comes to training. Results will come gradually.

Watchdog Ability

4 stars

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Northern Inuit Dog Puppy (Face, Standing)
Face, Standing

Northern Inuit Dog Names

Rank Boy Names Girl Names
01 Max Chloe
02 Tucker Bella
03 Toby Coco
04 Jack Ginger
05 Oliver Abbie
06 Tucker Ellie
07 Teddy Layla
08 Oscar Stella
09 Riley Sasha
10 Dexter Penny
100 Cute Puppy Names ›


The Northern Inuit Dog is of medium to large build, athletic but never racy. Females should be between 23 and 28 inches (58–71 cm) tall and weigh around 55–84 pounds (25–38 kg), while males should be between 25 and 30 inches (58–81 cm) tall and weigh 79–110 pounds (36–48 kg). The dog should have a double coat and a straight tail – curly tails are considered a fault.

The Northern Inuit Dog is not for the novice owner as they can be very stubborn and are very quick-witted. The owner of a Northern Inuit must show themselves to be a strong leader or be prepared to be the underdog, and be taken advantage of. They are more difficult to train than other, more biddable breeds. Separation anxiety may arise when they are left alone and unsupervised too long, leading to destructive behaviours but training to be left from a young age will rectify this. Training from the onset is a must for this breed. Often, they will do better with another dog for company. Socialization should begin when vaccinated and throughout as their play can be very rough and misinterpreted.


There are two stories regarding the history of the Northern Inuit Dog. In the late 1980s, the founder of the breed, Eddie Harrison, bred several mixed-breed rescue dogs of unknown origin or heritage with Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute, and a specific bloodline of German Shepherd Dogs to produce the early Northern Inuit dogs. The breed's intent was to create a dog that closely resembled a wolf in appearance while possessing the gentler, more trainable character of the domesticated dog.

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