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Northern Breed Dog Books

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  Miscellaneous Working-Dog Stuff

The North Runner
R. D. Lawrence tells the wonderful story of his relationship with a wolf-dog hybrid who was mistreated by humans and eventually goes to live as a wolf.

Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Karen Pryor clearly explains the 10 rules for shaping the behaviour of dogs of all ages - without punishment.

A Guide to Packpacking With Your Dog A Guide to Backpacking With Your Dog
From pack design to the phsychology and ethics of packing, a great book to get you going.

My choice for the best dog book ever, this book by John Muir, about a Tahltan Bear Dog in Alaska, is completely on-line. It is also in print (87 pages).

  Alaskan Malamutes

The New Complete Alaskan Malamute The New Complete Alaskan Malamute
A very readable and useful guide to the breed by Maxwell Riddle and Beth J. Harris. 259 pages.

This is the Alaskan Malamute
An excellent guide for Malamute owners, by Joan McDonald Brearly.

Alaskan Malamutes
For anyone thinking about getting a Malamute, this 96-page guide by Betsy Sikora-Siino offers a good introduction.


The New Samoyed
In the 3rd Edition of this well-established guide, Robert and Dolly Ward cover the breed well, from its fascinating history to current training concepts. 302 pages.

An excellent introduction to Samoyeds, from Reynaud Joyce.

  Siberian Huskies

Siberian Huskies for Dummies Siberian Huskies for Dummies
Diane Morgan's book offers great information in an easy-to-digest form.

Siberian Husky
An excellent on-line book by Stephen R. Lee.

Siberian Huskies Complete Owner's Manual
Kerry Kern offers advice and instructions on feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, protection against hazards, and much more. 96 pages.

The New Complete Siberian Husky
By Michael Jennings - one of the standard reference works to the breed.

The Siberian Husky
Not exactly light reading, but in 512 pages, Joan McDonald Brearly discusses anything you can imagine about having Siberians in the family.

The Siberian Husky: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
An excellent introduction (158 pages) to the joys and problems of owning a Siberian, by Betsy Sikora-Siino.

Dogged...and Determined: The TAZ Adventures
Join Scott Ski and his Siberian Husky "Colonel Taz" in their real-life adventures. A total of 78 stories are in this book.

  Children's Books about Northern Dogs

Dogteam by Gary Paulsen and Ruth Wright Paulsen Dogteam
This beautiful children's book by Gary Paulsen and Ruth Wright Paulsen combines beautiful watercolours with a story that brings mushing through an Alaska night alive.

Elim : The Determined Athlete Elim: The Determined Athlete
by Joan F. Jackson & Robert Ferrin Gilmore

Mush! Across Alaska in the World's Longest Sled-Dog Race
For your very young mushing enthusiast, this 32-page illustrated book by Patricia Siebert and Jan Davey Ellis focusses on the dogs themselves.

Running With the Big Dogs: A Sled Dog Puppy Grows Up in Denali National Park, Alaska Running with the Big Dogs: A Sled Dog Puppy Grows Up in Denali National Park, Alaska
by Lori Yanuchi & Wendy Brown
Both the author and illustrator are former Denali Park kennels rangers. The sled dogs there are still used to make winter patrols, and their experiences have no doubt helped to bring this story alive.

Sled Dogs: Arctic Athletes (Good Dogs!)
An introduction to mushing, written for young children by Elizabeth Ring.