As of 2014, Mahlek Northern Inuit dogs are bred and sold by the Mahlek kennels, the founder breeding kennels for the northern Inuit dogs. Several of the Mahlek dogs have played roles in the television series "Game of Thrones."
The Northern Inuit dog is non-aggressive toward people or other animals. It has been a companion dog and a working dog for the Inuit people for thousands of years. Mahlek kennels suggests that the Inuit does not make a good guard dog due to its friendly nature. However, the Inuit has a great sense of smell, which makes this dog excel in search-and-rescue situations. The Inuit is often a chosen as a guide dog for the blind and hearing impaired due to its willingness to please.