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Greenland Dogs possess an exceptional ability to tolerate and thrive in extremely cold temperatures. They are specifically adapted to the harsh Arctic climate and have developed various physical and behavioural traits that allow them to withstand frigid conditions.

With their thick double coat, including a dense undercoat and coarse outer coat, Greenland Dogs have excellent insulation against the cold. This dense fur acts as a natural barrier, trapping body heat close to their skin and providing effective insulation in freezing temperatures. Their fur is also water-resistant, which helps prevent moisture from penetrating their coat and reducing their body temperature.

Furthermore, Greenland Dogs have a layer of subcutaneous fat beneath their skin, which provides additional insulation and helps to maintain their body temperature in extreme cold. This fat layer acts as an energy reserve, keeping them warm and providing fuel for their high-energy activities in the cold.

The breed's ancestors have a long history of living and working in Arctic regions, where temperatures can plummet to extreme lows. Their genetic adaptation to these conditions allows them to withstand temperatures as low as -50°C (-58°F) without experiencing significant discomfort or health issues.