The Northern Inuit is of medium to large build, weighing 55 to 110 pounds and standing 58 to 81 centimetres at the withers. It is an athletic and lead dog breed sporting a double coat and a straight tail. When it comes to its physical appearance, the Northern Inuit has a nicely well-proportioned head, slightly domed skull, strong muzzle that tapers toward a black nose with wide nostrils. Its jaw is strong with a perfect scissor bite. Ears are set wide apart and eyes are oblique, which can be any colour.
Northern Inuits boast of an incredibly dense and weather-resistant double coat. It is comprised of a harsh topcoat and a soft undercoat. Its tail is a bit bushy and ruffs form around the dog's neck and back of their legs. The Northern Inuit is mostly seen in colours of pure white, grey, sable, apricot, and pure black.
Given its thick coat, regular brushing is required to control shedding especially since Northern Inuits shed throughout the year and more during autumn and spring. Bathing must be done when necessary since frequent baths will remove natural oils from the skin. Basic grooming must not be overlooked. Other than caring for the coat, make sure ears are cleaned to prevent wax build-up and infection. In order to avoid gum disease and bad breath, brush the Northern Inuit's teeth regularly. Don't also forget to trim its nails when they grow too long.