Greenland Dog

Life expectancy

13 years

Age adult

22 months

Height (Shoulder height)

55 cm


30 kg

Coat texture

medium length / smooth / undercoat / dense

Coat color

all colors

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / gastric torsion

Food expenses per month in €

about € 68

Suitable for children

Rather not

Needs a garden

Rather yes

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather yes

First dog suitable

Rather not

Allergy friendly

Rather not


Very atletic


Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Low grooming effort

Eager to learn



Needs a lot of exercise


friendly / likes hunting / independent / courageous / boisterous

Bred for

hunting dog, hound / sledge dog

Common illnesses

dysplasia of the hip joint / gastric torsion

Dog type according to FCI

spitz and primitive types

FCI description

Many dogs of this group were kept as guard, hat, hunt, or sled dogs. They are considered to be very strong-willed and often less affectionate than other breeds. Many have a pronounced territorial consciousness and get along with same-sex conspecifics less well. They are often not easy to educate and only participate in things they consider useful.

So if you want a cuddly family dog that does every trick, you wont be happy here. Generally many of these dogs, like Chow Chow, Aktita and Co. are rather one-man dogs, i.e. related to one person and do not bind themselves to the whole family. Spitze in particular tend very much to loud utterances.

Short description

The Greenland Dog was used as sledge and hunting dog in his home-country. Due to his profession, he does not develop a close connectino to humans easily. He kept some wolve traits until today. He is absoluetly not suitable as a family dog or companion in cities. He needs experienced owners, who give him the species appropriate exercise he needs, like dog sledding.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.