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  Greenland Dog - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Greenland Dog is a large breed of dog bred as a sled dog.
Dogs are significantly larger than bitches at between 58 and 68 cm (23-27 in) at the withers; bitches are between 51 and 61 cm (20-24 in).
Greenland Dogs were also used by the natives as hunting dogs, utilizing their keen sense of smell to find seals' breathing holes in the ice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenland_Dog   (690 words)

 Greenland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Atlantic Ocean and Iceland lie to Greenland's Southeast; the Greenland Sea to the East; the Arctic Ocean to the North; Baffin Bay and Canada to the West.
Greenland was one of the Norwegian Crown colonies until 1815, when it formally became a Danish colony, although Norway and Denmark had been in a personal union for centuries (see Denmark-Norway).
Of the 18 municipalities, 15 are in West Greenland (Aasiaat, Ilulissat, Kangaatsiaq, Qasigiannguit, Qeqertarsuaq, Upernavik, Uummannaq in the northern part, Maniitsoq, Nuuk, Paamiut, Sisimiut in the central part, and Ivittuut, Nanortalik, Narsaq, Qaqortoq in the southern part), 2 in East Greenland (Ammassalik, Illoqqortoormiut) and 1 in North Greenland (Qaanaaq).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Greenland   (1524 words)

 Dog sledging in Greenland - a lifetime experience
Dog sledges and sledge dogs are not found throughout Greenland, only from Sisimiut and north on the West Coast and along the entire East Coast.
Dog sledge tours are offered by the local tourist offices and last from just a few hours to several weeks.
The dog sledge driver is a fisherman or hunter who normally uses the sledge in this context - to transport himself to a fishing (through a hole in the ice) or hunting area in the winter or to carry the fish or the seals back home.
www.greenland-guide.dk /dogsledge.htm   (264 words)

 Hovedtekst   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
According to the archaeological excavations it is known that the greenlandic sledgedog came to Greenland for appr.
During the summertime it is not necessary to feed the dogs often, but during the wintertime, when they are pulling a sledge and it is cold, the need a lot to eat and it is also necessary to give it some water to drink.
The greenlandic sledgedog can be dangerous, but at the same time it can be a very gentle dog, it can be calm and when it is still a puppy can it be very active and energytic.
www.qimusseq.gl /english/dogs.htm   (647 words)

 Greenland Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Greenland dog is similar to the Canadian Eskimo Sleddog, but is not as heavy and slightly taller.
An owner of a Greenland dog must be very dominant and able to show the dog he is alpha.
Greenland Dogs are also seen in dog racing with sleds or wagons.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /greenlanddog.htm   (472 words)

 Sled dog
Sled dogs, known also as sleigh dogs, sledge dogs or sleddogs are dogs that are used to pull a wheel-less vehicle on runners (a sled or sleigh) over snow or ice, by means of harnesses and lines.
Several distinct dog breeds are in common use as sleddogs, although any medium-sized breed may be used to pull a sled.
Dog teams of arctic natives are usually run in "fan hitch", each dog having its own tow line tied directly to the sled.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/s/sl/sled_dog.html   (516 words)

 Everything Husky! - The North Greenland Dog
The close physical resemblance to the wolf which these dogs, after a long period of domestication, continue to bear is doubtless owing to the fact that they subsist upon the same kind of food and have almost as wild a life as did their ancestors.
When the dogs pull a sledge they are fastened to the front of it by seal-skin straps which diverge from a common centre in such a way that the animals can run side by side.
In addition to the noise made by the dogs that remain tied, there is not infrequently a deafening racket in consequene of violent fights among the thieves when one or another feels that he has not been allowed a fair opportunity to obtain his share of the plunder.
www.everythinghusky.com /features/greenlanddog.html   (2600 words)

 The Greenland Dog in Norway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The dogs belonging to Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition 1910-12 were handpicked by ”Inspectors of Greenland, Sirs Daugaard-Jensen and Berntzen” and brought to Kristiansand, Norway aboard the steamer “Hans Egede”.
Ch Fram is said to be the model for the Greenland Dog breed standard compiled by Norsk Trekkhundklubb and adopted by NKK in 1935.
One explanation for this particular classification could be that the variation among the dogs on Greenland is just as large as it is today, so that a large number of direct imports do not fit into the relative narrow understanding of dog type that lies as the basis of the breed standard.
www.polarhund.no /grraadet/4Historie/HistNor/hist20E.htm   (2357 words)

 Greenland Dog - Canada's Guide to Dogs - Breeds
The Greenland Dog originated from the Arctic regions of Northern Siberia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland and is one of the oldest breeds in the world.
The Greenland Dog is not a "one-man dog" in that he does not show particular loyalty to a specific family member.
The Greenland Dog's outer coat is thick with a dense underwool allowing him to withstand constant outdoor living in extreme cold temperatures.
www.canadasguidetodogs.com /greenland.htm   (820 words)

 Encyclopedia: Great Dane   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Height and weight requirements for show dogs vary from one kennel club's standards to another, but generally the minimum weight falls between 100 to 120 lb (46 to 54 kg) and the minimum height must be between 28 and 32 inches (71 to 81 cm) at the withers.
A show dog is a purebred dog who is displayed at conformation dog shows to determine how well it conforms to established breed standards.
It is a commonly recommended practice for Great Danes to have their stomachs tacked (Gastropexy) to the interior rib lining during routine surgery such as spay/neuter if the dog or its relatives have a history of bloat.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Great-Dane   (1636 words)

 Greenland dog, dogsledge, north pole, snow - Greenland4u
Nothing else where the dog is so important for the people than in the arctics.
The dog is the main foundation for the eskimo´s hunting culture.
The weigt of an adult dog is about 30-45 kg, and has a heigt about 60-65 cm to the shulders.
www.greenland4u.dk /grphoto_dog.htm   (90 words)

The Greenland Dog originates from the coastal area of the Arctic regions of Northern Siberia Alaska, Canada and Greenland and is one of the oldest breeds in the world.
Roald Amundsen recorded the earliest known data for Greenland Dogs being used as working dogs and it was his use of the dogs that is widely credited as giving him the edge over Scott in capturing the South Pole in his expedition of 1910-1912.
The Greenland Dog has the independent and stubborn nature shared by all of the Spitz breeds but they are adaptable, intelligent, good natured and affectionate, and are known to be happy extroverts.
www.sledog.com /page7.html   (886 words)

 Travel Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
I have a dog which is 50 % greenland dog.
The dogs are half wild, and they obey only one or two persons they know.
But the dog owner loves his dogs, and the owner and the dogs respect and rely on each other.
www.greenland.com /forum/guestbook/27.html   (206 words)

 Mermaid Lounge - January 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
December 1999 the group was again in Greenland to prepare the expedition, to learn to run a dog sleigh before they start and to learn to live and survive in the extreme temperatures of Greenland.
Greenland is the world’s largest island, covering 2.18 million square kilometers.
Eighty-five percent of Greenland is covered by an ice cap which in some places is 3.5 kilometer thick.
www.denmark.org /mermaid_Jan00/prince.html   (444 words)

 Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International
The dog found in Greenland today is believed among Greenlanders to be one of the most isolated and pure dog breeds in the world and no interbreeding with other breeds of dogs is allowed.
Among sled dog enthusiasts, this subject is a little more controversial than that, and discussions about breed standards, eye colour etc. puts a question mark on the pureness of this Greenland Dog seen with the eyes of a Greenlandic person.
The Greenland Dog was brought into the country with the last major migration from Canada, the Thule Culture, approximately, 1005 B.P. Since then the dog population is believed to have been isolated.
homepage.mac.com /puggiq/V7N1/V7,N1Research.html   (1283 words)

 NorSled Breed Info - Northern California Sled Dog Rescue Breed Information
They may be territorial with other dogs, but in general are friendly with all people - if you want a dog that will alarm bark or further protect your property or person, the Mal is not the breed you are looking for.
Siberian Huskies were developed as sled dogs by the Chukchi tribe of northeast Asian and made their way to Alaska in the early 1900s.
The Samoyed is one of the oldest Arctic breeds of dogs.
www.norsled.org /info.html   (1837 words)

 Dog-sledding, MPB Technical Communication
This pleases the dogs but not always the hunters, who have great pride in their teams and want to show off the dogs' strength, especially when other hunters are present.
In west Greenland, where it is flat, dogs work in a fan formation with all ropes the same length.
By calling a dog's name, a driver can give an instruction to an individual dog, especially useful for dogs that are smart enough to tighten the rope without actually pulling.
www.btinternet.com /~mpbcomm/greenland.htm   (1556 words)

 Sled Dog Central - The Canadian Eskimo Dog
Closely related to the Greenland dog, and deriving from the Thule Inuit Culture of the Canadian North and Greenland--the Canadian Eskimo Dog has been called by many names throughout history--Gronlandshund, Inuit Husky, and by the Inuit--Qimmiq...
It is sad that a dog with such a distinguished history and so perfectly suited to its purpose, would be so little known to dog fanciers.
The plight of the Eskimo dog over the past few decades has been a sad one, as little effort was extended to introduce this proud breed to the general public and, therefore, the breed has become almost forgotten.
www.sleddogcentral.com /canadian_eskimo.htm   (999 words)

 Breed Profile: Greenland Dog
One of the Nordic breeds, Greenlands are often lumped under the description of ‘huskies’, although they are a different breed.
Outer coat at its longest on neck and withers, breeches and underside of tail.
These dogs are happiest in very cold temperatures and do not like the excessive heat.
www.sidyboysfoolin.com /GreenlandDog.html   (326 words)

 Sisimiut Tourist Information, Greenland - Dog Sledge Tours
The dogs live in harmony with nature and are not pets.
When you have had a ride in a dog sledge where you have felt an authentic glimpse of the past and felt in harmony with nature, you will never be the same again.
The dog sledge season is from the middle of December to the end of April.
www.greenland-guide.dk /sisimiut/tour-dogsledge.htm   (779 words)

 New Page 1
The task of the patrol is to patrol the area between Liverpool land on the East coast to the Nares Strait on the north coast, a distance of 2100 km of coast measured in a straight line.
The task is carried out by patrolling the area by dog sledge during the winter season and by boat in the summer.
The ideal dog is short-haired, jug-eared, "square", long-legged and has a body weight of 40 to 50 kg (88 to 110 lbs).
www.cardinalva.org /divisions/sod/patrolhistory.htm   (1380 words)

 Greenland Dog
The Greenland Dog is intelligent, lively, affectionate and sociable, making him a good pet.
While he makes a good guard dog, he is not aggressive.
This dog is not suited to indoor living, nor to hot climates.
www.furrycritter.com /resources/dogs/Greenland_Dog.htm   (224 words)

earliest known data for Greenland Dogs being used as working dogs and it was his use of the dogs that is widely credited as giving him the edge over Scott in capturing the South Pole in his expedition of 1910-1912.
The Greenland Dog, like the Alaskan Malamute, has a waterproof double coat and should be cared for in the same way.
The Greenland Dog is a highly intelligent yet stubborn breed which not only makes them a challenge to train, but also they can become easily bored.
www.greenlanddogclub.co.uk /page2.html   (824 words)

 Journal of the Inuit Sled Dog International
Instead of using the smaller kinds of dogs and breeds we already had at that time, such as the Siberian Husky, some mushers wanted to transform the Greenland Dog into a racing dog from of the hard working breed for heavy loaded sleds it had been, and still shall be.
I brought the issue of Greenland Dog crossbreeding and changes in the breed from its origins to racing dog to Freddie Klindrup in Denmark who was the leader of the DKC at that time, and to NKC leader Eivind Mjærum.
So despite the official change in the standard disqualifying blue eyes in Greenland dogs, NP leaders continue to allow their registration, saying that the text in the standard on that issue is wrong, and making the breed into a racing dog.
homepage.mac.com /puggiq/V6N1/V6,N1BreakingAway.html   (1148 words)

 Geenland Dog   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
To people - also strangers - he is friendly, and while acting as sledge dog not closely attached to any particular person and so not suitable as a guard dog.
In the ring the dog should be shown in a loose lead in a moderate trot to display good reach in front and good drive from behind.
Seen from front when walking, a Greenland Dog does not single track, but as the speed increases, the legs will gradually converge inward until the feet follow the center line.
www.brunotausz.com /greenland_dog.htm   (532 words)

 Greenland Dog
Used as a sled dog to haul heavy loads, the Greenland Dog is a typical working husky-type dog.
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.
www.canadogs.com /BreedGreenland.htm   (302 words)

 Open Directory - Sports: Winter Sports: Sledding: Sled Dog Racing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Mush With P.R.I.D.E. stands for "Providing Responsible Information on a Dog's Environment." Supports the responsible care and humane treatment of all dogs and is dedicated to enhancing the care and treatment of sled dogs in their traditional and modern uses.
Sled Dogs and Mushers - The Crooked Creek Observer uses musher interviews and photos to detail the love the mushers feel toward both their dogs and the sport.
Snow Motion Winter Dog Sports Club of Manitoba - Club for skijorers, kick sledders and recreational dog sledders which goes on weekly group runs in the Winnipeg area, and encourages members to race in the Festival du Voyageur each February.
dmoz.org /Sports/Winter_Sports/Sledding/Sled_Dog_Racing   (938 words)

 Past Challenge
Of this figure, 5067 miles (8153 km) represents the actual circumnavigation and the remaining 1450 miles (2333 km) were cultural journeys by dog sledge throughout the lands of Kane Basin, Nares Strait and villages of the Polar Inuit.
The men and their 14 Inuit dog companions endured weeks of polar night, minus 57degF (-50degC), marauding polar bears and blizzards which kept the team tentbound for up to five days.
"Greenland Expedition-Where Ice is Born," a pictorial hardback surrounding the 1997/98 expedition, was released in May 2000.
www.polarfleece.net /contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/278   (775 words)

 The Official Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog International
Before we go any further, we ought to establish that with the Greenland Dog and the ISD we are talking about one and the same breed.
The Greenland Dog, or Grønlandshund, is an Inuit Dog originating from Greenland.
Dogs raised in the outpost camps by traditional hunters remained pure thanks to their isolation.
homepage.mac.com /puggiq/V5N1/V5N1ISDIPosition.html   (924 words)

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