And I have to start out by telling you that, sadly, this breed of dog is EXTINCT now. But it didn't become extinct the way some animals get to be extinct, by the whole species dying out. Instead, what happened was that these dogs bred with other types of dogs, and after a while, they weren't a breed of their own anymore.
|Great Bear Lake is the most northwest|
of the lakes. The green part is all the land
drained by the MacKenzie River.
Hare Indian dogs were not used to carry stuff or to pull sleds or anything like that because they were too small. Mostly, they were only used for hunting. And they didn't bark, just like wolves or basenjis don't bark. But they could howl really loud, if they wanted to. They were very playful, and also they were friendly with strangers. They liked to rub their backs against people, kind of like cats do. What they didn't like was being confined. That made them very unhappy.