Puppies, Ilulissat - Greenland

This Greenlandic dog "Kalaallit Qimmiat" is a large breed of husky-type dog that is used for dog sledding. We have these north of the Arctic circle, while South of the circle it´s what we call "Danish dogs," which are any other dog races. It`s not allowed to bring the dogs on the wrong side of the circle. This is to keep the Greenlandic dog race as pure as possible. They were brought from Siberia to North America by the Thule people 1,000 years ago, along with the Canadian Eskimo Dog that is genetically identical.  
 

Puppies, Ilulissat - Greenland

Cutest puppies! These are appr.5-6 weeks old and are still a bit shy :-) 
They stay close together and when I walked by them today they were 5 puppies laying on top of their mother. My heart melted :-) 

Puppies, Ilulissat - Greenland

These puppies are from another family and are a bit bigger, so they were more independent and were curious enough to follow us on our walk. 

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