Alaskan Malamute

Facts About the Alaskan Malamute


Behaviors of Malamutes

The Alaskan Malamute is amazingly intelligent and dependable, they are very affectionate, sweet towards their owners along with being loyal. The Malamutes are very affectionate towards children who are in an age safe enough to play with them. In the event that its canine intuitions are reached, it develops into a dignified, mature dog.

They are quite amicable and consequently not suitable as watch dogs. Malamutes are happiest living outside as long as they get enough love and companionship. They are likewise delighted to live inside where their human family resides. Without firm initiative and daily physical and mental activity, these puppies may get ruinous aggravations, and start acting like huge boisterous puppies. Malamutes love open air exercises and even do well in submission to firm authority.

In spite of the fact that it can be challenging to prepare Malamutes for formal behavior, it is not especially hard to train them to be gentle and mannered since they want to be pleasing. The master should be around the malamute and should have a calm, composed and confident personality that eventually gets reflected in the dog. These are social creatures, if trained so, and amicable to other smaller creatures. If not done so they can turn hurtful towards other creatures that are smaller to them in size and inferior in strength. They can also get into conflicts with other canines. To avoid this kind of situation one has to firmly train these canines to hold on and be friendly to others, be it humans or other pets. They are well coordinated animals and follow orders well.

Appearance of Malamutes

The Alaskan Malamute is the biggest of the Arctic breeds of dogs. This thick coated dog is robust with a plumed tail which is held over the back. The head is wide with erect ears. The eyes are of medium size, brown and little, and shaped like an almond. The Malmute has similarity to a wolf however with an innocence and pride on its face. The feet are vast of the snowshoe sort with pads that are tough.

Grooming Malamutes Takes Work

The Alaskan Malamute has a thick coating of fur that ought to be brushed twice in a week. This breed sheds quite intensely. The undercoat turns out in clusters twice in a year. Bathing is not necessary, as the dense coat itself sheds enough dirt regularly. Do a dry shampoo once in a while.

History of the Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute by origin is a Nordic sled breed that has plummeted from the Arctic wolf. Its name originates from Mahlemuts, an Alaskan tribe that raised and administered these excellent snow canines. These dogs were the tribe’s main vessels of transportation. These dogs have excellent sense of direction and smell and hence have been often used for transportation and pulling sledges in the Arctic. They are hard working dogs and can work for longer durations than anticipated. They have a reputation for surviving with strength in the cold arctic winds, on a limited supply of food or water.