Dog Points

Dog Points


Greenland Dogs are the only dog breed north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland.


Please remember:

  • Never stand in-between a dog team and the sled.
  • Never try to break up a dog fight. 
  • Ask your guide before touching any of his dogs. 
  • Ask before giving any dog a snack. Some human foods are toxic to dogs and can cause vomiting, seizure and even death. Never feed chocolate, dried fruit or nuts to dogs. 
  • Never play with Greenland dogs after they have been fed. The breed is succeptable to a killer condition called bloat, where a full stomach twists and prevents gas from escaping. 
  • If dogs are resting leave them alone, they deserve a break too. 
  • Whips are used but rarely for discipline. Essentially they are a directional tool. 
  • And finally, given the chance dogs will thieve your gloves and have been known to bite camera lenses. 

Scoresby Sund fjord system

B-186 . 3980 Ittoqqortoormiit . East Greenland
Tel.: +299 99 12 80 | Fax: +299 99 10 70 | Email:

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