Alaskan Malamute

For centuries, the Alaskan Malamute has been a constant assistant to the Alaskan natives. The name of the breed comes from the name of the Malamute tribe, which refers to the group of Inuit ancient communities. They bred this breed and began to use it for hunting, in particular, caribou deer, guarding the camp, and harnessing it to teams.

Malamutes in harness

The Malamute bears a strong resemblance to the Siberian Husky breed. Differences and similarities are discussed in previous article.

positive emoticonThe superiority of the Alaskan Malamute over the Husky, which is capable of moving faster, is that it can move around carrying the heaviest load. That is, the Husky takes the speed of transporting small loads, and the Malamute slowly but surely delivers heavy loads. In this regard, the breed is jokingly called the "snow train".

In 1935, the Alaskan Malamute, thanks to the American Kennel Society, was awarded the title of an independent breed.

Characteristic features of the Alaskan Malamute.

  • hardy;
  • active;
  • independent by nature;
  • balanced;
  • wayward;
  • kind and playful friend for children;
  • it is not suitable for guard service, as it prefers communication with people without showing alertness and aggression;
  • in the flock occupies a dominant position over other individuals of the species. Training should begin at an early age.

Friendly Malamute Kissing

Maintenance and care of the Malamute

  • Can live in an active urban environment. Dislikes loneliness and passivity. You should not leave the dog alone - when he gets bored, he will find entertainment in damaging furniture and other household items.
  • When walking the Alaskan Malamute, you should be trained to carry various burdens, walks should take quite a long time.
  • Coat care consists of periodic combing, every 3-4 days, and every 2 days during the seasonal molting period.

White Malamute in the snow

Physiological structure of the Alaskan Malamute

  • Head proportional to the body.
  • Skull fairly wide, massive, with strong jaws, with a weakly marked transition from the forehead to the muzzle.
  • urine the nose is black or brown.
  • lips tightly closed.
  • Eyes slightly obliquely planted, the cut of the eyes is narrow. Basically, the pupil color is brown, blue eyes are a defect.
  • Ears erect, in the form of a triangle, located far from each other, of medium size.
  • Chassis muscular, powerful, compact.
  • Neck massive.
  • Chest and loin have well developed muscles.
  • Spine straight straight.
  • Paws have broad, strong bones. The limbs are quite large, with thick pads.
  • Tail Alaskan Malamute in the form of a semicircle, fluffy, raised in the back.
  • Wool thick, hard to the touch. It should be of medium length, but on the neck, chest, along the spine, on the shoulders and hips, as well as on the tail, the coat is longer. The undercoat is fluffy, soft, very dense, well saturated with sebum. Its length ranges from 2,5 to 5 cm.
  • Color, as a rule, has a light gray tint, but it reaches black. There is also a color range of colors ranging from black to red. Part of the body, mainly the lower part, as well as the limbs and blotches on the head, are most often white.
  • Hair structure - zone. The undercoat has different shades. It is allowed that the dog can be completely only one color - it is white.
  • Growth: males reach a height at the withers - 65 cm, females - 58 cm.
  • Dog weight: males - 38 kg and females - 34 kg.

Malamute in the snow

According to the generally accepted standard, the Alaskan Malamute breed was approved in 1996.

Ps - I want to thank and photographer Anna Berezhnykh for using wonderful photos on our blog.


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