It is unknown how the Arctic Dragon managed to develop so many traits found in cold weather mammals, though there are theories. Some believe it is a relic from a primitive time when dragons were less like reptiles and more representative of the wide-ranging animal kingdom as a whole. Others believe magic plays a role. Since the habitat of the Arctic Dragon is largely inaccessible, very little research has been done into its past ancestry.
Arctic Dragons prefer to be left alone by humans. Though they will defend themselves when attacked or provoked, they are generally gentle and kind-hearted. There are unconfirmed reports of Arctic Dragons saving wayward travelers who lost their way during blizzards, carrying them to safety and warmth.