Canadian Eskimo Dog Foundation
The Canadian Eskimo Dog Foundation was established to facilitate a better understanding of the Canadian Eskimo Dog, and to promote and SAVE what is one of the last remaining strongholds for this extraordinary breed.
Currently the CEDF is the largest and one of the oldest CED breeding kennels in the World, accounting for approximately 1/3 (one third) of the World’s population. It is the CEDF’s goal to provide the World a window to view, and if desired, an opportunity to support and save this magnificent dog from extinction.
The significance of preserving this rare and beautiful dog is important if we are to maintain the cultural and historical integrity of Canada and the rest of North America.
30 Years of Continuous CED Breeding
1976 – In response to alarm raised by Bishop “Omer A. Robidoux, O.M.I” of the Churchill Hudson Bay Diocese; that the CED would soon be replaced by snowmobiles and become extinct, Churchill resident Brian Ladoon set out on a mission to the North West Territories.
Ladoon acquired his first 19 CED’s from the Inuit communities of Whale Cove, Eskimo Point, Hall Beach & Igloolik. Ladoon would begin the establishment of what has become the largest and most comprehensive CED breeding kennel in the World.
This Kennel is located along the West coast of Hudson Bay near Churchill, Canada.
The Canadian Eskimo Dog
The Canadian Eskimo Dog (CED) is the oldest indigenous domestic dog species still existing in North America and is currently one of the rarest dogs in the World. The species known as Canis familiaris borealis has existed in the paleo-Eskimo culture for thousands of years and is an important icon of the Inuit/Eskimo history.
The CED and other dogs belonging to the same typological species have traversed the circumpolar regions of the globe for thousands of years as a primary mode of transportation for the Inuit/Eskimo people from Canada, Greenland, United States and Russia. The CED is technically extinct and has been replaced almost entirely by snowmobiles and other smaller breeds designed exclusively for dog team racing. Greenland still has the greatest number of dogs considered by some to be of the same distinct species. However because a proper breeding program has never been developed, the Greenland dog should therefore not be considered a bona fide pedigree.