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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.

What is an Alaskan Malamute?

An Alaskan malamute is a large breed of dog.

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.

How old can an Alaskan Malamute live?

An Alaskan Malamute can live for 10 - 12 year.

Is Alaskan malamute a breed of husky?

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

What nicknames did The Alaskan Malamute Goblin go by?

The Alaskan Malamute Goblin went by Wolfruler.

Can an Alaskan malamute kill a wild cat?

It depends on the type of cat we are talking about, and the size of the alaskan malamute. If a large alaskan malamute fought a bobcat, the alaskan malamute would definitely win the fight. Against a siberian tiger, the alaskan malamute would be an easy target to be killed by the tiger.

How much is an Alaskan Malamute puppy?

If it's a full Alaskan malamute then it will cost around £500 +

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

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

What age for an Alaskan Malamute?

If looked after properly, an Alaskan Malamute can live to 14 years of age.

Can an Alaskan malamute kill a big cat?

I believe an Alaskan malamute would win as they were bred to protect people from polar bears. I own a malamute and she is HUGE with a bite force of 720 pounds per square inch and speed as well as power she has also retractable claws just like a large cat

What is the life span of a Alaskan Malamute?

The life expectancy for an Alaskan Malamute is 12-15 years, on average.

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.

What is a Alaskan snow dog called?

Alaskan Malamute

What are the dimensions of adult male Alaskan malamute?

The average height of a male Alaskan malamute is 25 inches and weighs on average 85 pounds. The expected lifespan of an Alaskan malamute is 14 years.

Which is stronger a wolf or an Alaskan malamute?

A wolf is stronger than an alaskan malamute because a wolf is heavier and larger.

When was The Alaskan Malamute Goblin born?

The Alaskan Malamute Goblin was born on August 24, 1998, in Ontario, Canada.

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.

What is the youngest age i can get an Alaskan malamute as a puppy and can i get 2 puppies of Alaskan malamute a girl and a boy?

The youngest age an Alaskan Malamute can be before you can get one is 6 weeks. You can get a boy and girl if you are able to care for them both.

What is the correct spelling for malamute?

You have it right but its more known as the Alaskan Malamute.

When did The Alaskan Malamute Goblin die?

The Alaskan Malamute Goblin died on August 6, 2009, in Alameda, California, USA.