Greenland Dog Pictures and Information

The Greenland Dog is a breed that has a dense outer coat that allows it to survive in extremely cold weather conditions.


Greenland Dog Description

They have short ears that are shaped like triangles, and their heads are shaped like wedges. The Greenland dog has jaws that are very strong, and their tails are bushy and large. The legs are well covered with fur, and the toes will have large amounts of fur as well. The exact age of this breed isn’t known, but it is believed that it has existed for thousands of years. These dogs have been used by the Inuit, and they are extremely rare.

They have an appearance that resembles a wolf, and it is likely that the Inuit or other natives bred them with wolves. As their name implies, these dogs originate from Greenland and are usually owned by people who have either been to the region or have friends or family who live there.

Greenland Dog

Also Known As

  • Grønlandshund
  • Grünlandshund


The Greenland dog is highly independent but will connect to those that care for it. These dogs were bred to work, and this is what they are still used for. They have an appearance that is similar to other northern dog breeds such as the Alaskan Husky, Siberian Husky, and the Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are loving and reliable, but they will not be able to bond with their owners if they are kept in groups. These dogs are highly active, and will not want to spend large amounts of time laying around.
These dogs are commonly used by Eskimos and are particularly difficult to train due to their independent nature. This is a friendly breed that does not make good guard dogs or watchdogs. However, Greenland dogs are excellent hunters. They have successfully assisted people in hunting seals and bears. Owners who want to train this breed will need to be patient. These dogs share a number of characteristics with wolves in their behavior.

Health Problems

Greenland dogs are healthy, and there are no known diseases that are specific to this breed. They will have a maximum life expectancy of 13 years.


The Greenland dog was bred to work and is highly active. It does not like laying around and is not good for people who live in apartments for small homes. It needs a large amount of space to move around in, and it also needs extensive amounts of exercise. These dogs have large amounts of energy.

Special Grooming Needs

These dogs have coats that are easy to care for. Owners will simply want to brush them whenever it is needed. There is little information available about their shedding patterns.