Dog Breed profiles
Utonagan Breed Profile
Utonagan fact file
KC Group: non KC
Good with children?: yes recommended
Exercise requirement: lots
Good guard dogs?: no
Moulting level: medium
Jogging partner: yes
The Utonagan (or Northern Inuit) gets its name from an old Chinook Indian tale and means 'spirit of the wolf'. The breed is designed to appear to look like a wolf but without any wild blood to ruin its temperament. Utonagans are a cross between Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies and German Shepherds. The first pair were brought to the UK in the late eighties but it is only in the last ten years, that the breed has become established.
This breed is friendly, intelligent, sociable and without any aggressive traits. The dogs appearance has no reference to his character.
Bitches are approximately 58cm tall, dogs are 60cm.
Generally healthy breed, but can be susceptible to eye and hip problems, although this is rare. (Breeders now have puppies eye tested and hip scored). Due to their thick coats, extra care must be taken when exercising these animals in hot weather as they can overheat easily.
Utonagan Special Care
There are several variations of Utonagan at present, because the breed is still in its infancy. The main characteristics to look for when buying a puppy are: strong wolf-like appearance, powerful but not stocky build. Either block colours or shades of grey and tan (any wolf colouration).
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.