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Preserving a Dog Sledding Tradition
Posted 08 July 2017, 1:16 pm ADT
Lori Pope, James Kelly and Scott Hudson (with Griffen Bea, Toopy and Binoo, respectively) are hopeful that the Labrador Husky breed they love so much are protected and preserved for years to come. Bonnie Learning/The Labradorian (larger version)
Article written by Bonnie Learning, The Pilot, July 15, 2014

Scott Hudson of Northern Lights Dog Sledding has an interest in protecting the Labrador Husky.

"Hudson explained the Labrador Husky is unique in its genetic makeup from other husky breeds.

"Historically and culturally, they are different from any other breed of husky that's since been introduced to Labrador. There's been a 'watering down' of the breed over the last 10-15 years, which puts us in a dangerous place."

Hudson explained a purebred Labrador Husky is a result of the Canadian Eskimo dog being cut off geographically from the more northern region of the country when the Inuit first inhabited Labrador.

"It limited the breeding pool, as the dogs bred just with each other, but they also bred with the local wolf population, resulting in the sub-species we now know as the Labrador Husky."

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