Description

Illustration of Greenland Dog

This is the only surviving native breed in Greenland, having survived a canine epidemic and it was protected from genetic dilution by a law forbidding matings with imported dogs. As a haulage dog he stands midway between the heavy weight Alaskan Malamute and the lighter Siberian Husky but like them his physical features and coat equip him for life in a cold climate.

Breed Group
Working
Vulnerable Native Breed
No
Size
Large
How much exercise?
More than 2 hours per day
Length of coat
Short
How much grooming?
Once a week
Supposedly sheds? *
Yes
Town or Country
Country
Type of home
Large House
Minimum Garden Size
Large
Lifespan
Under 10 Years

* If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website.

The Working Breed Group

Over the centuries these dogs were selectively bred to become guards and search and rescue dogs. Arguably, the working group consists of some of the most heroic canines in the world, aiding humans in many walks of life, including the Boxer, Great Dane and St. Bernard. This group consists of the real specialists in their field who excel in their line of work.


Copyright © The Kennel Club Limited 2017. The unauthorised reproduction of text and images is strictly prohibited.