Base Camp Bigfork Inuit Sled Dog Teams

The main attraction of our operation is our crew of fun loving and hard working Inuit Sled Dogs! This rare breed lives to pull. They have a fascinating history with their connection to the Inuit people as well as the explorers of the Arctic and Antarctica. They are the last remaining aboriginal dog of the Americas and the only domestic animal of the Arctic. The past 100 years have nearly devastated this breed who once numbered over 20,000. Today, about 500 remain and continue to face the struggles of a modern world. It’s been over 1,000 years that the power and stamina of the Inuit Dog was harnessed. Here at Base Camp we are committed to maintaining their legacy as a true working breed.

More than any other breed, the Inuit dog has a pack hierarchy much like wolves. We allow our dogs to live a pack life in large open pens free from chains. They have a ancient connection to humans as well. Coexisting along side the Inuit culture they shared dependence on one another in a way that no other animal has with people. Dog lovers enjoy their friendly and unique personalities. For those apprehensive, your feelings may change as your confidence builds and bonds are made. Come experience for yourself this unique opportunity to observe and engage with the beloved doggers of Base Camp Bigfork.

Leeto

Leeto

Family Dog
AKA Sled Dog with Benefits.

Anernek

Anernek

Retired Meeter and Greeter
Retired boss dog one of the finest Inuit Dogs I have ever worked with.

Enzo

Enzo

Wheel Dog
Never let you down lead dog.

Somer

Somer

Lead Dog
Mother of 3 and a hard pulling wheel dog.

Cowboy

Cowboy

Wheel Dog
Always happy get along dog.

Ellesmere

Ellesmere

Wheel Dog
Sweat and wise mother of 3.

Qimmy

Qimmy

Wheel Dog
Current alpha male. Hard working tough as nails.

Thor

Thor

Lead Dog
Built to pull, loud, and excited to do his job.

Miki

Miki

Wheel Dog
A happy dog who is always up for a day on the trail.

Norman

Norman

Wheel Dog
Reliable as it gets.

Sus

Sus

Wheel Dog
Brother of Suka power house puller.

Suka

Suka

Lead Dog
His excitement is measured by how high he jumps.

Shatu

Shatu

Lead Dog
A lead dog who eager to go.

Mackenzie

Mackenzie

Wheel Dog
Once a shy little gal she has a tight bond with her Mom Somer.

Smash

Smash

Future Lead Dog
A lead dog in training.

Kapow

Ka-Pow

Wheel Dog
Another promising lead dog with Alpha characteristics.

Zap

Zap

Wheel Dog
Brother of Smash and Ka-Pow youthful energy at it’s finest.

Banjo

Banjo

Wheel Dog
She may be shy but she’s all about business.