Breed History / Description

This is the only surviving native breed in Greenland, having survived a canine epidemic and it was protected from genetic dilution by a law forbidding matings with imported dogs. As a haulage dog he stands midway between the heavy weight Alaskan Malamute and the lighter Siberian Husky but like them his physical features and coat equip him for life in a cold climate.


A working sledge dog, primarily assessed for freighting capacity in Arctic conditions, adaptable, distinctly independent, alert and bold. Bitches more amenable. 


Sound, dignified, intelligent, good-natured, affectionate.

Club, K., 2018. The Kennel Club's Breed Standards. 5th ed. London SW1V 2SA: Ebury Press.

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