Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest polar sled dogs, it is named after a tribe called Malamute. This tribe lives on the shore of Kotzebue in western Alaska. Adult Alaskan dogs have a quiet, elegant temperament and are very loyal to their owners.
Alaskan Malamute is strong, muscular and deep chest. When they stand, their heads are upright, and their eyes are alert and curious. They give people the feeling that they are full of vitality and very proud. The head is wide and the ears are triangular. Keep upright when alert.
History of development
The records of Alaskan Malamute can be found in the records of the original North American immigrants. Before Alaska became part of U.S. territory, the area was called alashak or alyska, which translates as "vast land," a name given to it by the Russians who discovered it. Unlike other breeds in Alaska, this breed has strong limbs and muscular muscles, and is bred for endurance rather than speed, as their primary use is sledding.
As a result of mating with imported dogs, the original native breed was mixed with the genes of foreign dogs, and the traditional purebred Alaska Malamute was almost completely extinct.
Alaskan Malamute has high requirements on the environment. Because it comes from the cold zone, it is not very heat-resistant and needs to keep a cool environment for a long time. The dog's activity ability is very strong, so its living environment needs to be more spacious, more importantly, to ensure that it has enough exercise.
They are born with poor gastrointestinal function, especially puppies, more prone to gastrointestinal diseases, which can cause them no appetite or vomiting and diarrhea.
Comb dog hair
Comb once in the morning and evening for 5 minutes each time. From the neck, from front to back, from top to bottom, that is, from the neck to the shoulder, then back, chest, waist, abdomen, hind body, and then comb the head, and finally the limbs and tail. During the carding process, one side should be combed and the other side should be combed.
Advantages and disadvantages of Alaskan Malamute
Compared with other dogs, Alaskan Malamute has a relatively poor discipline and is more free and loose. This dog is more powerful than Siberian sled dogs. It can not only carry heavy loads, but also carry heavy loads for a long distance.