Welcome to Highland Traildogs
Selective breeding of Northern Inuit dogs and Wolfalike dogs
Here at Highland Traildogs, we raise our dogs in an exceptional, Loving and caring pet home environment.
We are dedicated to following a very responsible breeding program with a focus is on keeping all of our dogs health and wellbeing our number one priority.
Breeding for a better future
We are breeders of the Northern Inuit Dog and Wolfalike Dogs but we feel with a difference!
At Highland Traildogs we combine two of our greatest passions, our love of our dogs and their love of mountain biking, walking, hiking and generally being outdoors in nature out on the trails. This website has been created to bring to you up to date information on our selective breeding programme, but it has also been created to share with you our lives, our dogs lives and doing what we all love best as a family.
So what is a Traildog?
Essentially a Traildog, is a dog that you take with you on the trails when you mountain bike. Our girls love it, it gets us all outside, it doesn't matter what the weather is like, they get healthy exercise and we enjoy doing something all together.
Owning such a stunning animal does take hard work and dedication, but to us, they are our lives, our world and share in every moment and aspect of it with us.
If you are interested in owning one of our puppies or have another question, please get in contact with us.
The Northern Inuit Dog
While it is understood that the first Northern Inuits are Canadian in origin, the breed you see today has evolved in the UK. The Northern Inuit was originally a crossbred dog developed in an attempt to create a domestic dog breed more closely resembling the wolf, while possessing the gentler, more trainable character of the domesticated dog. It is understood that the Northern Inuit originates from crosses among German Shepherd Dogs, Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds, Alaskan Malamute and a variety of Inuit breeds. The Northern Inuit breed is now however a recognized breed in its own right. Since 2017 according to the latest Embark DNA there is a small percentage of grey-Wolf present under 15%. Variable low content varies from 3-15%, alongside genetic markers for the Samoyed dog. There is a large worldwide online community of Northern Inuit Dog owners who connect through social media to discuss, share news and their own stories on this incredible dog.Appearance-wise the Northern Inuit is of medium to large athletic build, with a double coat that can vary in colour. Females are usually between 23 and 28 inches (58–71 cm) tall and weigh around 25–38 kg (55–84 pounds), while males are usually between 25 and 30 inches (58–81 cm) tall and weigh 36–48 kg (79–110 pounds).In 2011 Northern Inuit dogs were cast as the Direwolves in the first season of the TV series Game of Thrones (based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin).In 2017 The Northern Inuit dog returned to our screens to play the character of Rollo, who is portrayed as a Wolfdog won by Ian Murray in Outlander (filmed in Scotland, aired November 2018).