Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is a large Spitz-type dog, similar in looks to a Husky and forms part of the working group.

Greenland Dog breed group

Working

Size of the Greenland Dog

Large

Greenland Dog temperament, socialisation with children, other dogs and other pets

The Greenland Dog by nature is an independent and aloof dog, and happiest when working. It tends to form a strong bond with its master, and not an ideal dog for families. It can be vocal and boisterous around the home.

Colour varieties of the Greenland Dog

The breed comes in a variety of colours and markings that include:

  • Black & White
  • Dark Grey & White
  • Grey & White
  • Grey Black & White
  • Red
  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • Tan & White
  • Tan Black & White
  • White
  • White & Fawn 

Country of origin

Greenland

Size and weight of the Greenland Dog

Height bitch 51-61cms

Height dog 58-68cms

Weight (kilos) bitch 27-41kgs

Weight (kilos) dog 34-47.5kgs

Exercise requirements of the Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is an energetic and athletic breed that requires at least 2 hours of vigorous exercise daily off the lead. It’s a breed that struggles in warm weather during the summer months, so exercising should be given during the cooler mornings and evenings. The Greenland dog is a big dog, and needs plenty of space in a family home. It’s not a dog suited to urban living. This dog needs access to plenty of open spaces to exercise adequately.

Is the Greenland Dog a good dog for a first time dog owner?

No, this is an advanced breed, requiring a handler with good knowledge and understanding of the Greenland Dog. The owner needs to be physically fit and able to provide adequate space for this dog.

Greenland Dog coat length

Short

Grooming requirements of the Greenland Dog

Low. The plush thick coat is surprisingly self-cleaning and easy to maintain. A regular brush with a soft slicker can be used to remove debris such as leaves, twigs and grit. The coat should never be clipped or shaved. Ears need to be cleaned and checked regularly for any sign of infections and foreign bodies such as ticks.

Hypoallergenic?

No. The Greenland Dog sheds hair steadily throughout the year, making it an unsuitable choice of dog for allergy sufferers.

Health issues in the Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is a healthy dog with no known inherited health issues at the present time.

As with all pedigree dogs, it is very important to obtain a puppy from a reputable source where you can be guaranteed that it has been bred with a view to avoiding the inherent physical and psychological diseases of the breed.

Average lifespan of the Greenland Dog

A healthy Greenland Dog should expect to enjoy a life expectancy of around 13 years.

Approximate Greenland Dog pedigree puppy price

No current puppy price is available as litters are few and far between. In fact, not a single dog was registered with the Kennel Club in 2015. Register your interest with established reputable breeders, so they can notify you when a litter is expected. Please be aware that you may have to travel long distances to find your suitable puppy.

Estimating how much a Greenland Dog would need to be fed each day

A bitch weighing 35kgs will require around 402gms of complete dry food daily. A dog weighing 45kgs will require around 472gms of complete dry food daily. A bitch weighing 35kgs will cost around £9.90 per week to feed. A dog weighing 45kgs will cost around £11.50 per week to feed.

Our figures are based on feeding an ‘above average quality’ and popular complete dry food bought from a leading supermarket.

Other financial costs to consider when owning any dog breed

Remember to budget for essential pet treatments and procedures that are not covered by pet insurance policies including:

  • Worming and fleas preparations
  • Annual vaccination boosters
  • Neutering or spaying
  • Microchipping
  • Dental treatment