- 14th June 2022
This summer another dog has made it to the ranks of campion, Chandrika Moonlight Express (Kayleigh) owned and bred by Jackie Davidson won best in show at Bakewell 2018 by KC judge Caroline Gibson. This gave her the 3rd gold star necessary and makes her the 7th dog to be named as champion. Incredibly Chandrika can boast 4 of the super seven at their kennels including Kayleigh’s mother Ch Thistlenook Little Wanderer at Chandrika (Miya).
Here is what another KC judge thought about Kayleigh at the recent Scottish show:
‘I thought she exuded quality, she is beautifully balanced, has a delightful head shape, expression and depth of pigmentation, she excels in construction with everything fitting correctly into the jigsaw which results in A1 gaiting via terrific front extension , rear drive from all angles, she has a spirit level top line and she carries her tail to perfection, her feet are oval and well knuckled, she is in A1 condition , for me she sang Inuit and was my BEST OF BREED and BEST IN SHOW, well done’
Well done to Kayleigh and her very proud breeder/owner Jackie!
Dyson (Lukoi Love is Worth the Fall) has been made an Irish champion sleddog and even represented his country at the European Canicross championships. Here is what he has won with his owner Louise over the last year to achieve this:
10 x first place rosettes
2 x second places rosettes
1 x 3rd place rosettes
2 x trophies for being the All Ireland champion in Northern Breed bikejoring and women’s canicross
1 x medal for winning their group challenge in the Yucan Quest Women’s
The paw print medal For the Canicross Ireland championships
Well done both of you and good luck next year with your races!
Brothers Odin and Thor the resident direwolves at Game of Thrones Tours in Northern Ireland have been on a tour themselves this summer. The duo are visiting various attractions and events throughout Ireland and even made an appearance on the BBC One show!
If you missed it then you can catch the episode on the Iplayer for the next 28 days: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08xd14d/the-one-show-10082017?fref=gc
To see where the boys will be next check out their Facebook page.
After the last NIS show at Papplewick the NIS welcomes a new champion into its ranks. Mahlek Sweet Inspiration @ Chandrika (Pyper) got her 3rd gold star raising her up to the required amount for champion status. She is one of only 6 dogs to have achieved this in the 10 years since it was introduced.
Here what KC judge Tracie Mason had to say about Pyper on the day:
‘Lots to like about this show stopping 4 year old elegant lady. Being so true to her breed type, confidently standing in that typical mid grey wolf double jacket. Her lovely black mask sets off those neat erect ears, that she animates so well with interest. Muzzle and skull equal in length with that slight stop in between. Super well angulated fore in plenty of straight bone down into flexible pastern on tight feet. Clean muscular neck flowed into her level topline, strong loins and muscular wide rump. Having correct sloping croup with tail to hocks, well let down. A pleasure to go over and award Best in Show as she covered the ground with such ease. Superbly presented, well done.”
Well done to Pyper, her owner Jackie Davidson and her breeder Julie Kelham!
The first weekend in August saw the NIS breed stand be extremely busy raising money and awareness of the breed, at not one but two different shows!
On the Saturday and Sunday the stand was at Alrewas showground in Staffordshire at the Paws Galore & More show. Sue and Mick from Otsoa Northern Inuits were holding the fort and had a great time getting to know the people hosting the show. Due to a lot of other events that weekend the stand wasn’t as busy as we would have liked but still managed to raise £20.
On Sunday the 7th August the breed stand was also at Glamis Castle in Scotland attending the Burns Dogs Day Out show. After an early start Jackie Davidson from Chandrika Northern Inuits and Lorna Taylor from Redfern Northern Inuits along with 5 NI, were kept busy all day with lots of attention for the breed. Thanks to a good turnout they managed to raise a whooping £215 on both the tombola and selling NIS merchandise!!
Well done ladies (and Mick) for all you hard work over this weekend.
Lexie (Lukoi Bella’s Lullaby) and her owner David Blakemore took part in the Big Dog Jog this June. The 10k run is two laps of the lake and takes place at Chasewater park in Cannock. It raises money for the Staffordshire retired police dogs which relies solely on donations.
It was first run last September and and proved a big success with over 170 runners and 80 dogs taking part to raise much needed funds. This year saw a great turn out with lots of dogs taking part. Lexie and David ran with their friends Bella the Collie and her owner Ben, getting a great time and having fun.
Northern Inuits are not just successful in the ring at our own shows, our owners are also winning at local dog shows that cover all breeds.
Dyson (Lukoi Love Is Worth The Fall) owned by Louise Jones took best in show at the Canicross Ireland fun weekend in Lough Key Forest Park. Canicross is a great way to have fun and exercise with your dog. For more information on Canicross Ireland visit there website:
Another two NI have also been doing well. Thor (Avatea Chariot of Fire @ Amaruq) and Freya (Avatea Olympic Flame @ Amaruq)Both owned by Barbara Banner have also been enjoying wins. At the Rainbow show at Caythorpe Thor got 1st Large dog and 3rd handsome dog. Freya got 1st prettiest bitch, 2nd best condition and they came 1st in Best brace together. Thor then got Reserve Champion in show. At another Rainbow show at Wakefield they got several 1st &2nds then Thor got Reserve best in show. Finally at the Notts/Derby Horse & Dog Show at Breaston they got several 1st & 2nd’s ending with Thor winning Reserve best in show!
Well done to you you all.
Jackie Davidson of Chandrika and Julie Yule of Kayentay were out raising money for the NIS rescue and helping to promote the breed in Scotland at the MDTC fun show in June. The dynamic due raised nearly £100 which excluded the donation to the show for having the stand.
The pair were kept busy all day talking about the breed with Otis, Pyper, Zeva and Drago helping to showcase our wonderful dogs to the public. Despite this the girls still had time to enjoy the sunshine and seemed to be enjoying the day out!
The first Northern Inuit has been exported to Indonesia!
Mahlek Northern Inuits has successfully arranged the exportation of Meryvn, a 19 week puppy, to Indonesia. After months of planning and his owners visiting him in the UK, Mervyn landed in Indonesia in February 2016! For those that may question the Indonesia, Meryvn is living in an air-conditioned house by the beach. Northern Inuits can do very well in hot countries if they are properly cared for as their coats are very adaptable (so in hotter climates they do not grow such a thick coat). Meryvn’s owners say he has settled in extremely well and enjoys the company of another dog and long walks on the beach! You can follow Meryvn’s journey on our Facebook Group, Northern Inuit Society Dogs.
This adds Indonesia to the list of countries where our breeders have exported so that NIs are no longer just found in the UK they are now in the USA, Canada, South Africa, Mainland Europe, Brazil (exported from our South African breeder) and Indonesia! Watch this space to find out which country a Northern Inuit will be exported to next!
Here is Mervyn enjoying his life in Indonesia.
The 2016 NIS Show Season will kick off with an indoor show on Sunday, 27 March 2016.
Registrations from 10.30am on show day, show starts aprox 12pm. Camping available for £10 per night email admin@brillsfarm-bedandbre
Whilst promoting Keep Britain Tidy and picking up litter along the way, Wayne and his Northern Inuit Koda (bred by Machine) have started and epic journey of walking the coast of Britain to raise money for both NIS Rescue and MIND. Two causes that are close to Wayne’s heart.
Koda was originally Wayne’s father’s dog, which he had purchased from Koda’s original owner but sadly passed away just one week later. Wayne and his sister Maxine contacted the NIS Rescue to ask for help with Koda as they had never owned a dog, let alone a Northern Inuit before. With the help and support of NIS Rescue Wayne and Maxine decided to keep Koda rather than rehome him – and what fantastic owners they have turned out to be. Koda is no stranger to long walks with his owners and is loving his coastal walks around Britain.
Wayne and Koda will walk 7000 miles round Britain’s coast this year and are picking up lots of local press coverage along with the way! Wayne an d Koda will be meeting up with people along the way so get in touch to find out where he’ll be next!
Follow Wayne’s journey on our Facebook page, Northern Inuit Society Dogs and anyone wanting to donate or find out where he will be next can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you Wayne and Koda!
The first Northern Inuit dog has arrived in Brazil!
Asgard Kennels, based in South Africa, exported one of their puppies from Thor & Nana’s litter to Brazil. Sigrid has therefore become the first Northern Inuit in Brazil. Asgard and Sigrid’s excited owner carefully planned the export over many months and due to importing requirements in Brazil Sigrid stayed with Theresa and her family (Asgard) in South Africa until she was 5 months old. During this time she lived with Theresa’s pack of Northern Inuits and huskies (so did not miss out on that all important early socialisation). It was a bitter sweet day when Sigrid was put on a plane to Brazil, but using a company specialised in transporting dogs Sigrid was unphased and had a smooth journey to Brazil where her new owner was waiting.
Sigrid has settled in very well and flying the flag for the breed in Brazil!