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.