My Dogs in the Northland by Egerton Ryerson Young

Jack London credited My Dogs in the Northland as inspiration for his novel The Call of the Wild.

“For years, with great dogs, I toiled and often with them was in great perils. Much of my work was accomplished by their aid. So I believe in dogs, and here in this book I have written of some of them and their deeds.” – Rev. Egerton R. Young

Level of Difficulty: Primer: No subject matter knowledge needed.

The Call of the Ambassador of God

…It was the comfort of the great apostle to the Gentiles that with a clear conscience he could say, “I have kept back nothing that was profitable for you,” and that when he knew that those among whom he had gone preaching the kingdom of God, would see his face no more, he could boldly “take them to record,” that he was pure from the blood of all men, and had “not shunned to declare all the counsel of God.”

However materialists may oppose amid the thickening troubles of these ungodly days; however distasteful it may be to the carnal mind; however scorners may jest and sneer; the ambassador of God must boldly deliver unto the people, all that they have received of the Lord. – From Chapter 20.


  • Preface by Lutheran Librarian
  • Introduction
  • 1 My Eskimo or Husky Dogs
  • 2 With Wild Eskimo Dogs Under The Auroras
  • 3 Robber Dogs And An Indian Council
  • 4 Jack, The Giant St. Bernard
  • 5 Jack, and Many Things Concerning Him
  • 6 Jack Triumphant In The Blizzard
  • 7 Jack In Civilization
  • 8 Cuffy, The Beautiful Newfoundland Dog
  • 9 Voyageur, The Matchless Leader
  • 10 Voyageur, The Broken-hearted
  • 11 Rover I, The Successful Dog Doctor
  • 12 Rover II, Also Called Kimo
  • 13 Muff, The Affectionate Mother Dog
  • 14 Caesar, The Clever Rascal
  • 15 Koona, The Eskimo Leader
  • 16 Traveling With Dogs In Northern Wilds
  • 17 Still On The Trail With The Dogs
  • 18 Our Dogs In Summer Time
  • 19 Cui Bono? [For whose benefit?]
  • Copyright Notice

Publication Information

  • Updated: v6, 2021-04-04
  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2018
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0