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Greenland Dog

The dominant character traits of Greenland Dogs are energy, tenacity and courage. These passionate draft dogs are friendly with people, including strangers.

About the Greenland Dog

Greenland Dogs are very strong polar spitz-type dogs built for the hard life of pulling sleds in arctic conditions. They have a highly developed instinct to hunt due to their history of hunting seals and polar bears. 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.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

FCI Group 5
Size category
Avg life expectancy
12–14 years

Friendly / Independent / Loyal / Quiet / Resilient / Lively

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Needs a lot of exercise
  • Needs a lot of space

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