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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes descend from the ancient dogs which for thousands of years accompanied prehistoric man on his migrations from Asia across the Arctic to Greenland and back. Natural evolution resulted in longer coated varieties found in Greenland and lesser coated, longer legged types found in the forest and lake areas of Canada.

Early explorers often reported a superior and better-kept type of work dog used by the Inuit “Mahlemut” tribes of Alaska. They were less wild and capable of an enormous amount of work; hunting seals, or set loose in packs to course the polar bear and hauling heavy sledges and pack supplies. 

Having evolved to live and work in one of the harshest environments imaginable, survival of the fittest has resulted in a hardy, powerfully athletic, independent and resourceful breed with a strong work ethic. 

Majestic and dignified, the Alaskan Malamute is an affectionate and friendly family dog. He is highly intelligent and learns quickly, but can also be strong-willed, so training should start early. His double thick coat requires regular brushing and makes him better suited to life in cooler climates.

 

Alaskan Malamute Size: Large
Height: Dogs: 64-71 cm; Bitches: 58-66 cm
Coat: Medium
Grooming: Daily
Exercise: Over 2 hours daily
Ideal Home: Large countryside dwelling
Colours: Black & White • Blue & White •  Grey & White • Red &  White • Sable & White • Seal & White •  White • Wolf Grey &  White • Wolf Sable & White