Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Alaskan Malamute Dog: Giant Arctic Canines

The Alaskan Malamute Dog: Giant Arctic Canines


Dogs have always been closely related to Wolves, through physical appearances and genetic lineage. Hence it isn’t surprising at all to find some Dog breeds resembling a Wolf, which in turn make them a remarkably elusive companion to have as a house Pet! One of the most popular Wolf-like domestic Dog breed is the Alaskan Malamute, belonging in the line of Arctic Dog breeds. Of which includes the Siberian Husky, Greenland Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, Samoyeds, and Akita Inu  
Giant Alaskan Malamute
 Source


 Where Did The Alaskan Malamute Come From?


The Alaskan Malamute is a large Dog originally bred for heavy load hauls under harsh Arctic regions, with immense strength and endurance qualities. They were also known for being an all-rounder Dog breed, capable of work and loyalty as a family companion. Alaskan Malamutes turned out to be a great breed that enabled Humans to thrive and survive on Arctic lands, hunting large animals and locating seals proved to be of no feat for these durable large Dogs! Malamutes and other types of Sled Dogs were deemed as priced possessions and were extremely valuable during the great Gold-rush of 1896 (otherwise known as the Klondike Gold Rush).
 In pursuit of the recent discovery of Gold in the region, a huge influx of settlers began migrating and trying their means to obtain their very own Arctic Dog. Since there wasn’t enough for sale, many settlers began to breed their own in hopes of creating a better, improved type of sled Dog to aid their survival in the cold lands. It is believed that the Alaskan Malamute genes had survived all the cross-breeding, and a breeding program began with Arthur T. Walden, and was then led by Milton and Eva Seely.
 These Malamutes are referred to as the Kotzebue strain, successfully supplying a substantial amount of Dogs to Antarctic Expeditions during the 1930s. A slightly different strain was also developed during that time, known as the M’Loot strain which were supplied to the World War II on service. The war left much of Alaskan Malamutes (M’Loot strain) destroyed. In 1935, the Alaskan Malamute Club of America was formed, and the breed also gained recognition from AKC (American Kennel Club) in the same year. The Malamutes we have today can generally be traced back to the Kotzebue strain.



What Does An Alaskan Malamute Look Like?


This is a fairly large sized Dog, as compared to the Siberian Husky, the Alaskan Malamute has a scruffier coat and is much more robust. People love defining the comparison by referring Siberian Huskies as slim racing Dogs, and the Alaskan Malamute as the sturdy load-hauler.  
Malamute Dog personality
Source
Male Malamutes are larger than Females, sporting thick double coats with a woolly undercoat that is of at least 2 inches (that’s one cosy coat!) Muscular and robust bodies provide Alaskan Malamutes with the endurance and strength that they are so well known for, carried tall with their well-furred tail! Colours range from different shades of Grey, Seal, Black, Sable and Red, paired with White.


Fun Fact      Did you know, the term Snow Nose is used to refer to the Alaskan Malamutes’ noses? As the weather changes, so does the colour of a Malamute’s nose; ranging from a dark to slightly pink undertones



Grooming Requirements Of An Alaskan Malamute


With a thick undercoat as such, an Alaskan Malamute sheds all year round, and require a deep brushing at least a few times a week. Blow-coat happens twice a year, where they’d shed much more than the usual amount. When this happens, increase the number of times you’d brush them per week, ensuring to reach as close to the flesh as possible, speeding up the process of ridding loose hair. This prevents nasty matting and tangling! 
Clean out their ears of any dirt build-up with a Vet-approved cleanser and cotton ball, and trim their nails whenever necessary! Keep their teeth clean with Vet-approved toothpaste for fresh breath and pearly whites! In case you were wondering, their furry coats only needs a bath when they seem dirty, and require no trimming!



Personality And Character Of An Alaskan Malamute


Alaskan Malamutes are friendly, affectionate Dogs that love human companionship. Although they are protective of their families, they do not make good guard-dogs due to their friendly natures. You can expect your Malamute to be chatty, often attempting to speak to you through Woo-ing, sharing with you about their day and discoveries. Being creatures that strive on being helpful and learning new tricks, they require a good amount of outdoor activities for exercise and brain stimulation.
 A happy and healthy Malamute is a well-entertained one. The thickness of their coats naturally do not take too well to excessive heat exposure, avoid heat-stroke by monitoring their time outdoors and keeping them hydrated. With proper care and much love, the average lifespan of an Alaskan Malamute is 10 to 12 years!


You might also be interested in these:










Your Stories Can Be Heard Too


Got an Alaskan Malamute of your own? Your voices are important to us and the Pets community! Our readers are encouraged to share their  Pet-related reviews of a place and its services, experiences, even lifestyle tips and tricks to better our Pets lives, on our platform, one paw at a time. Be a part of an educational and informative Pets community because at ThePetsDialogue, your voices could make a huge difference on a global scale.
Malamute dog behaviour
Source 
Write to us at hello@thepetsdialogue.com today!

Our website is a work in progress, however, if you did find our articles interesting please do feel free to share! For more Pet care tips and other Pet-related articles, head to www.thepetsdialogue.com



Disclaimer


This article was written with informational purposes, as you know, we’d love to share our collective research and experiences as fellow Pet owners and lovers. It is not meant to alternate in any way as advice or diagnosis of Professionals. 

ThePetsDialogue claims no credit for images posted on this article unless otherwise stated. All rights go to respective owners as stated. If you do not wish for your image(s) to appear here do drop us an e-mail and it will be removed promptly. If you do wish to use any of our original published information, you are welcome to contact us! 

15 comments:

  1. Wow. I have never seen this dog before. I have some pitbull ones that I love to take care of. Here you can view the information about Pitbullscare.com. I may ask for how to repost this one on my personal blog. Please let me know. Thanks.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I was surfing the Internet for information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. large insulated dog house

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow this is confusing! And scary too! What exactly is a pet owner to do? How about learning a few secrets! Equipped with the knowledge of a few secrets of pet food, it's not nearly as confusing.

    indestructible dog chew toys

    ReplyDelete
  4. Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If possible, as you gain expertise, would you mind updating your blog with extra information? It is extremely helpful for me. Learn more

    ReplyDelete
  5. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. best vacuum for cat litter on tile

    ReplyDelete
  6. Has a shut mouth, head dismissed and looking - it implies they need to be disregarded
    Dog Friendly Beaches

    ReplyDelete
  7. Using the www.groomers-online.com Coupons many people who are having a dog as a pet or friend get grooming services for their dog on discounted prices, and they feel very happy after seeing the work of grooming.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Extremely pleasant and fascinating post. I was searching for this sort of data and appreciated perusing this one. Continue posting. Much obliged for sharing. puppies for sale

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your blog has piqued a lot of real interest. I can see why since you have done such a good job of making it interesting. I appreciate your efforts very much. Effective dog training tips to get your dog attention

    ReplyDelete
  10. Poodles don't have any infamous/hereditary negative behavior patterns Pit Bull Grooming

    ReplyDelete
  11. Super site! I am Loving it!! Will return once more, Im taking your food additionally, Thanks. interactive dog toys

    ReplyDelete
  12. Everything has its value. Thanks for sharing this informative information with us. GOOD works! pet products

    ReplyDelete
  13. When provoked, dogs can be ferocious and aggressive rivals. A well-trained guard dog can use that ability to protect you, Best dog mom ever t-shirts your family and your home. Although training a protection or attack dog takes a very high level of expertise, there are ways to prepare your dog for the training.

    ReplyDelete