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Seven Fascinating Facts About The Alaskan Malamute

Seven Fascinating Facts About The Alaskan Malamute

Malamutes are an ancient breed, with new scientific evidence that dates their origin back thousands of years. Here are seven fascinating facts about these beautiful dogs. One - The Malamute breed was nearly wiped out during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the 1800s. During this time, there was a huge demand for working dogs, so many Mals were bred with other canines to keep up with the demand. Fortunately, a native Inuit Alaskan people, the Mahlemut, preserved these magnificent dogs due to their remote location. Two - Many people think Malamutes are wolves. Not true, although the…
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Breed Center Stage – Alaskan Malamute

Breed Center Stage – Alaskan Malamute

With their striking appearance accented by their almond shaped brown eyes, Alaskan Malamutes are very strong and are capable of pulling extremely heavy loads. These decendents of the arctic sled dog are affectionate pack animals who are loyal to their human families and particularly good with children. Many people mistakenly believe that Malamutes are used for sled dog racing. But they are not racing dogs, as their talent is in their ability to pull heavy loads over long distances, not racing. In spite of the breed’s popularity today, during World War II, the breed nearly became extinct. In 1947, there…
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