Homeland and time of occurrence:
North America, antiquity; height 58-71 cm, weight 39-56 kg
The Alaskan Malamute is naturally adapted to live in a cold climate. Most comfortably, these dogs feel in the suburbs or in the rural area. Featuring a wild and energetic disposition, they need experienced owners. Nonetheless, Alaskan Malamutes perceive strangers rather calmly, get along well with children, as, indeed, with all the other members of the host family. Individuals of this breed love to run, do any work, walk. They need a fair amount of exercise. For better maintenance, a sufficiently spacious and necessarily fenced area is best suited.
The breed is obliged by its name to a local tribe, whose members harnessed these dogs into riding sleds. The tribe lived in the headwaters of the Anvik River (Alaska). The dogs were designed to carry significant loads over long distances, and at a high and stable speed. The gold rush of 1896 provided the Alaskan Malamutes with a fair amount of demand and popularity in the whole region. Today there are two types of this breed: Mlut and Kotzebue. The first is characterized by a more significant size and variety of colors, while the second is characterized by a wolfish coat color along with less pronounced physical parameters.
Games, entertainment, recreation:
The Alaskan Malamute is a working breed, so dogs just need constant employment. They love the load and active pastime. If you do not have a riding sled, try to provide your pet with long walks with games such as catch-up, etc. They love to skateboarding. For people who prefer an active lifestyle, travel and adventure, the Alaskan Malamute will become a dedicated and reliable companion.
We add that these dogs, like all other breeds, which are characterized by thick and impressive coat, badly endure high summer temperatures. Try to plan the activities of the dogs in such a way that it falls on the coolest part of the day, and also make sure that they have plenty of water to drink.
The Alaskan Malamut is distinguished for its high ingenuity and extraordinary activity. This is a friendly, affectionate dog, although it has a fairly independent disposition. Malamutes live an average of 12 years.