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ALASKAN MALAMUTE: HISTORY
Alaskan Malamute breed originated in ancient times. It was named after Mahlemut Inuit living in Kotzebue Sound, on the west coast of Arctic Alaska. Malamutes are living in a fishing and hunting environment, since it is located behind a mountain area. It is primarily used for sled. Inuit have often boasted that these dogs are purebred domesticated wolves. And the result of the mixing between the domestic dog and wolf. But there is a more realistic theory that is mixed with a homemade dog Spitz-type dogs from the region of the Arctic Circle.
During the summer period, when there was no snow, the dogs are carrying the burden attached to the underbelly. With the weight of 70 lb, traversed the distance of 15 miles. Great Yukon gold rush sparked a flurry of different types of dogs that have begun to mix with purebred Malamute. There was a danger that breeds disappear. 1920 years fans of racing dogs from England purchased good examples of these dogs and began seriously to be grown. During World War II Alaskan Malamute was used to locate victims and to transfer cargo. 1935 years, the breed has received AKC recognition. Then it begins to appear at shows.
ALASKAN MALAMUTE: APPEARANCE AND ANATOMY
Alaskan Malamute is a heavy dog, sturdily built. It belongs to the group of large polar dogs. The body is perfectly developed and has truly impressive look.
The average size of males ranges from 25 inches to 28 inches, while the size of females ranges from 23 inches to 26 inches.
The male weight is in the range from 79 lb to 95 lb, while the weight of females is in ranges from 70 lb to 84 lb.
HEAD: large, strong, “natural” look.
MUZZLE: strong, massive, slightly reduces and narrow toward the nasal mushrooms, nose black.
EYES: almond, chestnut-colored, medium-sized, sloping.
EARS: medium size, triangular upper half, vertical, inclined slightly forward.
NECK: strong, muscular, well-built.
FRONT LEGS: muscular, with strong bones, paws short and compacted.
REAR LEGS: large, extremely muscular, straight, hocks moderately bent.
TAIL: medium set, follows the line of the spine, rich fur.
HAIR: sharp, straight, thick around the neck. The length is variable, it is much shorter in the summer.
COLOR: light gray, black with shades of transition, always white on the lower part of the torso, legs and around the mask.
ALASKAN MALAMUTE: CHARACTER AND BEHAVIOR
Alaskan Malamute dog is gentle, friendly and very attached to people. Devoted companion at any time. When you call him, from him comes happiness and joy. One interesting detail of character, is that never barks. But so often known to howl like a real wolf. It has a strongly developed instinct for hunting, and is therefore quite possessive when it comes to his food. Loves playing in the snow or cold weather.
Because of the friendly nature, it is not recommended as a guard dog. But although it has a peaceful nature, to other animal is aggressive and hostile. Considers himself a man’s equal partner. They are quite independent and stubborn. Easy learns any command, but it is very difficult to persuade them to repeat what they have learned. Loves to spend time with people. When it is guilty of something, usually endears, which indicates the degree of intelligence.
ALASKAN MALAMUTE: ADAPTATION AND CONDITIONS OF LIFE
Alaskan Malamute loves cold weather. It can run several miles without stopping. Therefore, it needs adequate daily physical activity. This can be in the form of a longer walk on a leash or in terms of the ability to freely run if you have a yard. It can live outdoors, in a moderate to fresh climate. At the time of warmer days, it is better to be in the house beyond the reach of sunlight.
Alaskan Malamute is not recommended for beginners, or those dog lovers who do not have experience. Why? Because often errors occur in education, which is impossible to remove after.
He loves people. On foreigners in the house will not react. Even will run into their arms, ready to show welcome. Can not live in an apartment, because it is for the dog torture. If you have a garden, it will be full of holes, because the Alaskan Malamute loves to dig.
ALASKAN MALAMUTE SEEN BY CHILDREN
ALASKAN MALAMUTE: HEALTH PROBLEMS AND CARE
Alaskan Malamute is very clean dog. When it gets dirty from mud or other dirt, prefers to be cleaned independently. This leads to the conclusion that the hair does not require too much care. It should be combing twice a week, often over a period of shedding, but bathing is enough to do twice a year. Sometimes it is necessary to shorten the hair in the ears and the feet.
From major health problem, there is coronary artery disease, dysplasia and cataracts. From less frequent health problems occurring renal cortical hyperplasia and torsion of the stomach. From time to time it is desirable to check the hips and eyes.
The lifespan of the breed Alaskan Malamute is 13-16 years.