Get to know the Greenland Dog
All you need to know about the breed
With a work ethic that would put most of us to shame, the Greenland Dog is a high energy dog that needs a lot of space to run around. Sorry to all the apartment dwellers out there but this is not the breed for you. In addition to their impressive endurance, one look into the bold eyes of the Greenland Dog will confirm their independent spirit. This, along with their sturdy build, makes them best suited to experienced, confident owners who lead a very active lifestyle.
While this spitz-type breed bears more than a passing resemblance to the Canadian Eskimo Dog and the Siberian Husky, it is actually quite rare to spot them outside of their native Greenland, where they are much loved for their affectionate temperament and patience.
Let’s take a second to admire that gorgeous fur ... having evolved in such a cold climate, the Greenland Dog has developed a thick double coat, which requires minimal grooming despite its voluminous presence.
If your Greenland Dog is getting enough exercise they will be content to stay busy indoors with one toy or another, reassured by their owner's nearby presence. But in case it wasn’t clear enough, the Greenland Dog needs a ton of exercise on a daily basis.
The breed can get on well with children—with the right training and socialisation, a Greenland Dog will eagerly insert themselves into play sessions. Supervision around small children is essential however, due to the breed’s size and high-spirited nature.
The Greenland Dog of today is not so different from his ancestors in terms of character and appearance. In their native country, the breed continues to be equally appreciated for their working skills and loyal companionship.
2 facts about Greenland Dogs
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Greenland Dog