Greenland Dog

Image by Christine Zenino
at the Wikimedia Commons

Image by Pleple2000
at the Wikimedia Commons

Image by Christine Zenino
at the Wikimedia Commons

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Greenland Dog
Esquimaux Dog

Believed to be the worlds oldest breed of dog.

Sled Racing, Hunting

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 13 years of age

Weight & Height
66 to 70 pounds & 22-25 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Albinism, bloat, cryptorchidism, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism.

Physical Description
The Greenland dog is a strong, compact dog.. It has a broad, arched head and a large nose that is black or liver.. The eyes are dark and the ears are small, triangular and erect. the tail is busy and curls over the back.

Not usually kept as a companion, however they are friendly to people, including strangers, children and other dogs. this breed has a mind of its own and usually does not get along well with cats or other small animals. The also to have a tendancy to wonder off.

May be somewhat difficult to train

Living Conditions
Not recommended for apartment living, would do best with an active family.

Comb regularly, especially when the dog is shedding

The Greenland dog needs a great deal of exercise every day

Coat Texture
It has a double-layered coat. The under layer being soft and thick and the outer coat is coarse and straight.

Coat Colors


American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale


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Greenland Dog

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