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Greenland Dog

Gronlandshunden, Greenland Husky


The Greenland Dog is a powerful, heavy-built dog. It has a broad, wedge-shaped head, slightly tilted eyes and small, triangular ears covered with thick fur that prevents frostbite. It has strong, muscular, short-haired legs. The tail is usually rolled along/across its back. When it lies down and curls up to rest, the tail often covers the nose. Its coat is of medium length and consists of two layers. The inner layer consists of short wool-like fur, the outer layer of longer, coarser, water-repellent fur.

The predominant temperament qualities of the Greenland Dog are energy, mental strength and boldness. He is a tireless sled dog and while friendly to people, he is not particularly attached to any one person and not suitable as a guard dog. The breed has a strong instinct for hunting polar bear and seal.

Size Medium to Large
Height 22-25 inches (56-64 cm)
Weight 66-70 pounds (30-32 kg)
Lifespan 12-14 years
Colors Black Gray White
Origin Denmark Greenland
Classification Purebred
Good Lapcat
Good In Apartments

The Greenland Dog is not good for apartment life. It needs space, room to run and a job to do. This breed can live outdoors. It can withstand cold temperatures and does not like excessive heat.

Good With Children

Good with Kids: This is a suitable dog breed for kids. It is also very friendly toward other pets and very friendly toward strangers.

Good With Dogs

Good With Cats

Exercise Needs

The Greenland Dog is not a breed to contently lie around your house. It needs to be taken on a daily, long brisk walk, and needs to have a job to do.





Grooming Requirements

Low Maintenance: Grooming is only necessary once in a while to maintain upkeep.





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