The Arctic regions of Canada approximately 2000 years ago became home to the Thule culture of Inuit people. The land was cohabited by the Inuit and their dogs. The dogs were an adherent, important and vital part assisting in everyday survival of the Inuit and their families. The dogs provided the means of travel by sled, assisted in hunting and served as protectors. Their estimated time of arrival is approximately 1100 – 1200 AD
This site is designed to inform and educate those interested in the Canadian Eskimo Dog. The Canadian Eskimo Dog is one of the five indigenous dogs that Canada is proud to call their own.
These dutiful dogs have stood at both poles, north and south, serving nearly all the famous names in Arctic and Antarctic exploration. With such a rich and proud history, they have been commemorated and adorned over the years with a stamp (1988) and a fifty-cent piece (1997). There is now only 279 registered Canadian Eskimo Dogs in existence, this number has been verified and confirmed by the Canadian Kennel Club. .
Larquoia Kennels has been dedicated to the preservation and future survival of the Canadian Eskimo Dog for 18 years, promising it a place in our future history and tradition. Through promotion and participation we hope that more parties will be willing to undertake the responsibility and dedication of this indigenous canine and work with the existing breeders to increase the genetic pool of registered stock. Those already involved are working diligently to increase numbers, ensure genetic diversity, and maintain the working integrity of the Canadian Eskimo Dog.