So at the beginning of this summer i was invited to a greenland dog kennel about one and a half hour from where i live. I was going to spend the day at this kennel with the owner of the place, enjoying some time with the dogs, photographing and learning. I have always had a huge interest in Canids in general, that was one of my number one reasons to start to study biology at the university of Oslo, and now, one bachelor degree later im still as interested and in love with these furry and social animals. as ive always been so interested in wolves, it came quite naturally to also have a major interest in dogs. among dogs, the large polar working breeds and large working dogs have always been my main interest.
Polar breeds have always drawn me because of their wild nature and independent way of being. The malamute, the seberian husky, and various other breeds have always cought my attention and ive learned a lot about them the last 5-6 years. But, the dog breed that lies closest to my heart is the Greenlandic dog. they amaze me in so many ways, their history, appearance, genetics and their behaviour, to me is very intruiging. Ive met quite some individuals up through the years one of them which is Arnaq, Exiledens dog. she is a great representative for the breed with her wild nature, but still such great loyalty.
I add some photos here of the dogs I met at the greenland dog kennel:
The above was a large male that i fell so much in love with. his body structure is very vell balanced yet big and sturdy. great muscle mass, and his fur was indistinguishable from a arctic wolf.
Here comes some various images of some dogs at the kennel:
A mother and her puppies
One of the pups.
One adult with a red coat.
One of the interesting things about the greenlandic dog is that they are not to great degree bred for exterior, they are bred for usability and strength, so you get a lot of different shapes and sizes, and also coloration’s. its interesting to see so much variation on one breed.
Im going back to this place in October, to stay for a longer period, to do some real work, and might also be able to do some mushing!