The ice cap canines
Original Name : Grønlandshund
Type : Lupoid
Male size : At least 23½ inches
Female size : At least 21 ½ inches
Degree of grooming :
Countries of origin : Denmark
The dominant character traits of Greenland Dogs are energy, tenacity and courage. These passionate, untiring draft dogs are friendly with people, including strangers. When used as a sled dog they don’t form a close relationship with any one person, which makes them good guard dogs, also. They have a highly developed instinct to hunt seals and polar bears.
Broad, slightly arched skull, broadest between the ears.
Solid and fairly compact, a little longer than it is tall.
Any color, solid or particolor.
Fairly small, triangular, rounded tips, carried firmly erect.
Set high, thick and bushy.
Double coat with thick, soft undercoat and straight, coarse topcoat, no curling or waviness.
Greenland Dogs belong to one of the world’s oldest breeds. Since ancient times, they have been used as draft and hunting dogs by the Inuit. Strength, solidity, tenacity and endurance were the most sought after qualities, although a pleasing appearance was also valued. Greenland Dogs are robust animals that are especially well suited to people who enjoy the outdoor life. They are excellent companions for those that like to take walks in woods or mountains, as they can carry the equipment.Greenland Dogs are very strong polar Spitz-type dogs built for the hard life of pulling sleds in arctic conditions. Some variety is accepted in terms of size, provided physical ability and overall balance are not affected.