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The Alaskan Malamute is a Nordic sled dog, descended from the Arctic wolf. Its name comes from Mahlemuts, an Alaskan tribe that raised and cared for these beautiful snow dogs. Originally used 2000 to 3000 years ago by these Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska, these highly valued dogs were their only form of transportation. These amazing dogs have strength, endurance with a will to work. They pulled not only light traveling sleds, but they also hauled heavy loads of food and supplies for the Arctic people. Packs of Malamutes have participated in many polar expeditions, for which they are particularly well adapted due to their tenacity, sense of direction, and excellent sense of smell. They have appeared as unforgettable characters in the stories of Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. The Malamute went with Admiral Byrd's expeditions to the pole. The Alaskan Malamute is cousins with the Arctic breeds, Siberian Husky, Samoyed, and theAmerican Eskimo dog. Some of the Alaskan Malamute's talents are sledding, carting, search & rescue, weight pulling and racing.

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Q: What was the Alaskan Malamute first bred for?
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Who originally bred Alaskan Malamute?

The Mahlemut tribes of Inupiat people of Alaska bred the malamute to aid them with their hunting and with transportation of heavy loads. This lead to the name of malamute.

When are Alaskan Malamute bred?

They can breed 2 times a year like regular dogs.

Do you capitalize Alaskan Malamute in a sentence?

Yes. It should be Alaskan malamute.

Do Alaskan malamute have blue eyes?

Alaskan Malamute has brown color eyes.

Can i have an Alaskan malamute and a boxer?

An Alaskan Malamute and a Boxer can get along if they are socialized properly.

What nicknames did The Alaskan Malamute Goblin go by?

The Alaskan Malamute Goblin went by Wolfruler.

Is Alaskan malamute a breed of husky?

No, Alaskan Malamute is a separate breed from the Siberian Husky.

Can you get an Alaskan malamute in Nintendogs Labrador and friends?

No, the Alaskan Malamute is not available in Nintendogs Labrador and Friends.

Can an Alaskan malamute kill a big cat?

No, because the alaskan malamute is not as powerful and big as a big cat. For instance, an alaskan malamute would not be able to kill a cougar or any big cat since the big cat would use its strength and claws to bring down the alaskan malamute. However, a pack of alaskan malamutes could kill any big cat.

What dog is bigger Siberian husky or Alaskan malamute?

An Alaskan Malamute is a bigger dog than a husky.

What is the birth name of The Alaskan Malamute Goblin?

The Alaskan Malamute Goblin's birth name is Ooruk Terrapin.

List 2 similarities and 2 differences between Siberian huskies and malamutes?

The Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute are both classified in the Working Group (UK) and were both originally bred to pull sleds in cold regions. They are different as the Alaskan Malamute is usually taller and heavier than a Siberian Husky, plus the Siberian Husky can have blue eyes; whereas the Alaskan Malamute cannot.