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  • The Mackenzie River Husky was named after a river in Alaska. According to research, it describes several overlapping local populations of arctic and subarctic type dogs, none of which contributes a breed (via Wikipedia). You may find one small book in the library if your lucky, although perhaps not in small towns or in southern regions.

    River Huskies are rarer than the Canadian Eskimo Dog, and it contains less information in regards to these dogs. This is unfortunate because they too are an incredible breed, worthy of being mainstream such as the popular husky and malamute. So far, this small piece of information was able to be found from Wikipedia:

    "Historically, the term has been variously applied to different dog populations in the Arctic and subarctic regions of Alaska and Canada. Dogs from Old Crow, Fort McPherson, Arctic Red River, Porcupine River, Hay River and Mackenzie River regions, although distinguished by locals, were collectively termed “Mackenzie River” dogs by outsiders; crosses of these local freighting huskies with large European breeds such as St. Bernards, Newfoundlands, or Staghounds were sometimes called “Mackenzie River Hounds,” giving rise to great confusion surrounding the name. Some reference sources describe the Mackenzie River Husky as a dog, used by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, consisting of a mix of Inuit (Eskimo) dog, large European breeds, and wolf ancestry"

    There is very little tidings about their history, temperament etc. compared to the information you can find on the Siberian Husky. However it is said Mackenzie River Huskies are independent as the well known husky, malamute and Samoyed, and completely trustworthy with children, intelligent, dominant and eager to work. All of these traits as I stated before reflect upon the renown arctic breeds such as the husky. Like the Malamute, River Huskies are said to be freight dogs and is ideal for a musher to own. They just need a lot more recognition and with my new book, I plan to give them that recognition they deserve.

    It can be difficult to find a breeder, but you may locate one in certain locations in the Alaskan region. They come in the average arctic breed colors, white, black, red, sable, grey and wolf-sable; very beautiful and amazing dogs that need to become popular like the renown husky. It may take years or a lot sooner, but search for a Mackenzie River Husky breeder and purchase these incredible dogs. Help promote the breed!

    Mackenzie River Husky

  • Canadian Eskimo Dogs are one of the rarest and oldest indigenous breeds in the world. So rare, one point in time there was reported to have less than 600 in the world. According to research a program called "Eskimo Dog Research" (EDRF) and Brian Ladoon helped bring this breed from the brink of extinction.  Here is the actual quote of the declination of this breed.

    Via Wikipedia "There is some debate surrounding the decline of the breed. Often the introduction of the snowmobile is cited as the main contributing factor. In the 19th century and early 20th century this breed was in demand for polar expeditions. When snowmobiles came into use, the population numbers started rapidly declining, because snowmobiles are faster and need less care. In the 1920s there were approximately 20,000 dogs living in the Canadian Arctic, and the breed had been accepted for showing by both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC); however, in 1959 the AKC dropped the breed from its registry because of extremely low numbers.[20] Inuit communities have gone on record for blaming the breed's decline on mass killings that occurred during the 1950s to 1970s. Many claim that the RCMP and other persons in authority killed Inuit sled dogs systematically and determinedly.[8] It is proposed this was done to disrupt Inuit culture and way of life. Though there is no major consensus, by 1963 there was supposedly only one dog registered with the CKC, and when this dog died there were still no others registered. The decline in dog population and allegations against the RCMP by Inuit is documented in the 2010 National Film Board of Canada film Qimmit: A Clash of Two Truths.[21]"

     Incredibly hard working, tough, intelligent, alert and loyal, I believe this breed needs more recognition. Eskimo Dogs are known for their capability to survive harsh conditions with little nourishment. As are the other breeds I will write about in other posts.
    Particularly the Canadian Eskimo Dog is no different than the more popular arctic dogs, Siberian Husky, Alaskan Malamute or Samoyeds. A lot like huskies and Malamues, Eskimo dogs come in a variety of colors and marking types. From red, white, black, silver or gray. If only more people knew their beauty and amazement.

    However, they happen to be easier to train, and a seemingly better dog of this type to own. That is if you can find a breeder that is willing to sell a pup. Unfortunately there are many other Eskimo Dog owners similar, who would tell you, "we're not selling any dogs, or they are not for sale." However, this is not just for Canadian Eskimo Dogs but for almost any rare breeds. Like majority of dogs, this breed is not for everyone, but very interesting to admire. 

    Unlike most dogs, they require more than a walk around the block. Their high energy and tough mentality makes them more compatible for mushers. Perhaps even super active runners would even be ideal owners, who are physically strong. They are not suitable for children and thrive in colder climates of the country or spacious suburban regions. It is said Canadian Eskimo Dogs have a lifespan of 10-14 years.

    Incredible or not? That is why I have featured them in my upcoming novel. Eskimo Dogs deserve to be known as the common husky is. Please help spread their name and make them a popular breed.

    Thanks - Tikaani Moon

    Canadian Eskimo Dogs

  • During extensive research, I have gathered that it is beneficial for a writer to utilize social sites. Well, not only writers, but for anyone looking to market. Social sites is a great way of promoting and marketing yourself. Let people know you have something magnificent to offer them. It's also good to first build an excellent reputation with as many people as you can. I mean, people who would actually be interested in you and what you have to offer.

    I've discovered, it's not always good for marketing to just add random people on Facebook. You may have a thousands friends, but it's good to allow people to come to you. You can also friend individuals similar to you with a nice, professional message telling why you should connect. I prefer to always say if you wish not to connect, I prefer if you simply ignore my friend request, or politely say you are not interested. Besides making that a constant habit you'll probably get this. . .

    When I first signed up for Facebook, I use to do this. Luckily however, the people I have friended coincidentally are interested in the topics I write about.

    Or on Twitter turning to the easy route in receiving many followers (if you follow a certain account or retweet something you'll get more followers)  However, some people may have difficulties getting people to acknowledge their existence, especially if you are the Invisible Wolf. While there a lot who has the gift of being naturally capable of connecting and communicating with others, some may have to almost go that extra mile in order to be noticed. Either way, I try to market with different approaches until something is successful (still trying to). 

    I have took the time out to sign up for almost every social site available. If you name it, I'm certain I am a member. Of course excluding dating sites, besides, this is merely for the benefit of marketing. It is whether beneficial to sign up for as many sites as you can/may to gain more recognition. Also I have found a few information on how to properly gain notirity on different sites.

    It is a very informative article on gaining popularity on Twitter.
    How to Be More Popular on Twitter: 8 Steps - wikiHow

    This one I found on Twitter from @MichaelHyatt:

    Found it to be very informative as well

    Marketing on Social Sites

  • After years of writing, I have recently discovered the benefits of writing an outline before actually writing.

    Since I was young, I began writing and working on the first book that I plan on publishing soon. During the years, I consulted with my mother; we realized it wasn't quite worthy of publishing or even finishing. So many times, I would find myself rewriting the entire book and even reconstructing the plot, pacing, characters and theme. You know, when you're a young writer, you're often lost with an idea.

    Although many humans prefer to just write as they go along, but once it's time to read it, there are often many issues regarding the finished product. Writers would realize the book can be inconsistent, issues with pacing, scenes can be annoyingly interminable, and there can also be a lot of unnecessary and/or useless material in the story. When I use to do this, I often discovered these problems with my finished or almost finished work. That's why I took so much time rewriting the entire book, omitting things that were unnecessary. Writers who do not outline often have to take more time rewriting, editing, rereading and are more likely to be plagued with writer's block. However, some humans who do not use outlines believe outlines merely limits creativity. In fact, for many writers it may work for them.            

    Just recently, I've discovered the great benefits of outling a novel. Not only my novels I outline, however, but every project including manga and screenplays before actually writing them. Writers that outline would agree that it eliminates all of the headaches when not outlining a book. Outlines are the map to a story, permitting writers of knowing what will happen in every chapter and how the story will end. This also eliminates writer's block. If you happen to get stuck, you can always refer back to your outline to help you. Outlines can be as simple and as detailed as a writer want. You can always edit or revise them if needed.

    I know for now on, I will always outline my projects before officially starting the adventure. 

    This is for me however. I've ran across blogs, articles and experts etc. who tell humans the correct way is to outline or not to outline. In this debate, there really isn't no right or wrong way. I feel whatever works for someone else, may not work for another. So that's what I had to share about writing outlines.

    Adventures in Outling a Novel

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