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.

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.


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