Young Greenland Husky sitting in front of Ilulissat sunset eveningYoung Greenland Dog in front of IlulissatThe Greenland Dog is a large breed of husky-type dog kept as a sled dog. They were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, along with the Canadian Eskimo Dog.

Today the breed is considered as nationally and culturally important to Greenland and efforts are made to safeguard its purity. In western Greenland north of the Arctic Circle and the entirety of eastern Greenland, it is illegal to import any dog from outside.

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Il Cane di Groenlandia è una grande razza di tipo husky allevata come un cane da slitta. Sono stati portati dalla Siberia al Nord America dal popolo Thule 1.000 anni fa, insieme al Canadian Eskimo Dog.

Oggi la razza è considerata importante a livello nazionale e culturale per la Groenlandia e vengono compiuti sforzi per salvaguardarne la purezza. Nella Groenlandia occidentale, a nord del Circolo Polare Artico e nell'intera Groenlandia orientale, è illegale importare cani dall'esterno.

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