The Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed dog first discovered in the wilderness of Alaska in the 1700s. The dog was used by natives as a work dog that could hunt and pull sleds through heavy snow and over slippery ice. The dog was bred to go long distances in rough terrain and extreme weather conditions. In 1933, Admiral Richard Byrd used Malamutes on an expedition to Antarctica. The Malamute is best suited for cooler environments but could do well if your home as an A/C. They need lots of time to roam and play outdoors and run off their energy. The dog loves to be out and about and on the go. They have oily coats to keep them warm and dry. They have bear like claws to grip the ice. The breed is often confused with the Siberian Husky, yet the two breeds are very different. For more information, call your Savannah, GA veterinary clinic. Or click this website Westside Animal Hospital.


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