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Northern Inuits (NI) are known for having great temperaments, They are more laid back than the Husky and less aggressive than the Husky, Malamute, and German Shepherd breeds. They are not known for being good guard dogs although females are more aloof and protective of its owner than the male.

They are not difficult to train as long as training starts early and consistently along with early socialization to people, children and other animals in various environments.

The NI is a free thinker who will weigh up what is being asked of them before they will respond, in other words 'what's in it for them'.

They are very intelligent and can get emotionally invested in their human parent.

NIs love to be with their human owners so much so that they have high incidents of separation anxiety.

They are a pack dog so they do better in environments where they are not left alone for long periods of time and do well with another dog or even a cat for company. Crate training is therefore recommended for this breed, which creates a safe haven for the dog, helps with potty training your puppy and also helps with separation anxiety (when dogs get anxious chewing things helps them cope better) ; for that reason crate training is useful so that they do not get into mischief or cause mayhem with your furniture or other household valuables and eventually feel calm and safe inside the crate. Consistency of training is important with crate training. (see Training)

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