Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is also known as Greenland Husky, Gr�nlandshund, Gr�nlandshund and Esquimaux Dog. It is a husky type dog with strong built and is mainly used as sled dog and hunting dog for polar bears, seals and walruses. It is one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, being carbon dated to be some 9000 years old. The dogs were brought in the arctic regions of Northern Siberian Alaska, Canada and Greenland by the Inuit people. It is known that the dog first reached Greenland with the Sarqaq people around 4,000 to 5,000 years ago.

This breed is known for its hardiness, sturdy strength and endurance. The dog makes a great partner for people who love open-air life. This ancient and very strong polar Spitz has a wedge-shaped head. The muzzle is broad and wedge-shaped and tapers to the nose with a straight nose bridge. The nose is big and dark with coat matching colour. Slightly slanted eyes can have coat matching colour although dark is preferred. Neither deep nor protruding eyes hold frank and bold expressions. Erect ears are small and triangular in shape. Neck is rather short but very strong and powerful. The strong and compact body comes with a straight or slightly sloping top line, straight back and broad loins. Chest is deep and broad with slightly tucked up belly. Thick and bushy tail is set on high and is carried in a curled or slightly curled over back fashion. Fore and hind quarters are perfectly straight, muscular and strong. Hindquarters have moderate angulation. This dog has a weather-resistant double coat. The under coat is soft and dense and top coat is dense, coarse and straight. It can come in any colour and combination. This dog stands between 23-27 inches and weighs between 66-71 lbs. Female dogs are significantly shorter at 20-24 inches.

This breed is NOT recognized by AKC however it is recognized by FCi, CKC, KC (UK) and UKC.

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