"Greenie" makes an excellent draft dog and guardian. Once
used to hunt seal, he tracks his quarry by their breathing holes in the
ice. The Greenie's numbers have declined since the advent of
mechanized vehicles that are now used in their place.
Greenland Dogs stand up
to 25 inches at the shoulder. They have thick, straight coats that stand
off from their bodies, and heavy, protective undercoats. The coat can be any
colour or combination of colours. Greenies carry their tails in a loose
curl up over their backs.
Energetic and free-spirited, the
Greenland Dog's endurance and stamina are legendary. He is a faithful and
hard-working dog who is happiest when he has a job to do. Although he is
affectionate and loyal, he has an independent and self-sufficient nature.
Hardy and robust, the Greenland Dog
prefers to live and sleep outdoors, and will happily do so no matter how
cold the environment. He is really suited for country living as he needs a
good amount of exercise and room to stretch his legs.