Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute, as its name suggests, comes from Alaska and was bred
for pulling sleds.

Named after the Inuit tribe known as Mahlemuti, it has been used by humans since
time immemorial (although they were first officially registed in 1935).

These large and powerful dogs helped people to fish and move large objects, as well
as hunt large game like seals, deers and even polar bears.

In exchange for helping them with such tasks, the tribe treated these dogs with great reverence.

Recent DNA evidence shows that the Alaskan Malamute's wolf-like appearance is no accident. The Malamute is one of fourteen "old type" dogs whose DNA is more similar to the wolves than other breeds.

An Alaskan Malamute puppy is likely to grow into a proud and calm adult, but some may continue their playful puppy ways well into adulthood. This is a breed that loves to play and is therefore a great favorite for those who love to spend time outside. Make sure that when taking these doors outdoors, the temparature is cool to moderate - they do not do well in heat.

It is important to spend time with this breed - these dogs should not be left unattended as they can become easily bored and start to act out and develop behavioral problems. Alaskan Malamutes loves to play and exercise in cold weather, and their friendly disposition makes them a real joy to be around - this, however, also means that they are not the best guard dogs. This breed may be aggressive towards dogs of the same sex, as well as towards other small animals.

Its hunting instinct is highly developed, which means that you should be careful when there are other animals around or when going for a run - make sure that your yard or garden is well secured with a fence in order to prevent it from getting out. Although they can be great friends and very loving, Alaskan Malamutes can be stubborn and opinionated, so these breeds are best recommended for people with experience and who can properly train the dog.

The Alaskan Malamute has a very strong sense of ownership when it comes to food, so food must be separate from that of other dogs and animals - otherwise there can be trouble.