The Greenland Dog is a robust and heavy-built dog with a wolfish appearance. It has a broad, wedge-shaped head, small pricked triangular ears, slightly tilted eyes that show its keen and fearless expression, and black or brown nose that follows the colour of its coat. Its muzzles are somewhat long gently tapering toward the nose. This Arctic dog breed has muscular and sturdy legs that are covered with shorter hair compared to the rest of its body, well-muscled shoulders, deep chest, well-sprung ribs, and a large bushy tail that rolls across its back.
When it comes to its coat, the Greenland Dog wears a thick double layered coat that is medium in length. The undercoat is dense, soft and woolly, providing warmth, while the topcoat is long and coarse to protect against the cold. Its hair, neck, withers, the underside of the tail have longer hair than it is in other areas of the body such as its legs, head and underbellies. Its coat comes in several colours, which are a various combination of white, brown, black, red and grey.
Coat care is relatively easy to do despite its thick coat. Brushing its coat at least twice a week will suffice to remove dead and loose hair and keep its coat dirt-free. However, frequent brushing is needed during the shedding season, when they shed more, during spring and autumn. The rest is basic grooming, which includes: trimming the nails to avoid painful overgrowth, brushing the teeth to minimise tartar build-up and prevent gum disease and lastly, checking its ears for signs of potential infection such as redness, pain and bad odour.