This is Kikituk.
The Kikituk was a familiar to Inuit Shamans. These great, reptilian dogs were known for their massive maws and numerous teeth. It is said that the bite of a Kikituk contained great magic and could either kill in the near instant or heal the greatest of wounds.
Shamans were known to control the Kikituk with their magic. But Shamans, like many magic-users, were territorial. Epic battles between powerful magicians were said to take place under the Northern Lights. Such spectacled must have been awesome to behold.
Kikituk have never been found in the wild. Some scholars believe that these creatures were created by their shamans; others think they may come from another dimension. Regardless of magical theory, the Kikituk is a creature of great mystery.
Here are a few Kikituk I found in my travels. This set resides in the University Museum in Fairkbanks, Alaska.
Kikituk is the eighteenth monster of the Monster Ballad series.
It is Acrylic on paper, (18 x 24).