American Canine Association

Breeds

Breed Name: Greenland


History

The Greeland Dog has been around for thousands of years in the Artic region. This breed is from Greenland, hence their name, and due to the length of time this breed has been around, it is unknown what exact bloodlines originally created the Greeland Dog. It is believed that this breed has Husky within it due to the many traits they hold of the Husky. This breed is rare, however an excellent sled and working dog.

Appearance

The Greenland dog is a large breed dog with males and females measuring 22-25 inches in height and weighing 65-70 pounds in weight. This breed has a broad, wedge shaped head that forms into a narrow muzzle. The space between their ears is large, as their two ears are medium in size, triangular in shape and stand firm at the top of their head. This breed has two large, oval shaped eyes that are generally dark brown to black in color. Their general body build is large, tall, lean and athletic in appearance. Their tail is large, long, covered in hair and curled upwards and onto their back. This breed has a thick, double layer coat that is short in length, available in all colors and color combinations including red, red and white, tan, all shades of tan, tan and white, sable, wolf grey, black and white and white with a color mask.

Temperament

The Greenland breed is a strong arctic working breed who is generally focused on waking up everyday and completing a task. This breed can bond closely with their owner and show affection at times. In general, the Greenland dog is hard working, independent, self motivated and confident. This breed requires an owner who can remain pack leader at all times, set rules and boundaries early and give daily tasks for their Greenland dog to complete. The Greenland dog is very active and needs to be outside daily. This breed can do well with other dogs similar in breed and personality. Generally best with older children, however this breed is not a dog that will enjoy resting, playing with children and being calm within doors like other dog breeds.

Grooming

This breed does shed. Daily brushing and bathing when needed.

Special Notes

Please note that this is a rare breed. Please fully educate yourself about the Greenland dog prior to adding one to your family to ensure you are able to provide a life long commitment both physically and financially. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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