Dogs 101: Alaskan Malamute Most Popular Dog Breeds – Animal Facts

If you want a friend, get a dog. Carl Icahn The Alaskan Malamute is perhaps the oldest
breed of sled dogs in the world. Along with its extensive history, the wild
and indomitable nature of the Alaskan Malamute has made it a breed of legendary proportions. There are many interesting facts about the
Alaskan Malamute, and in in this list you will find things you may or may not have known
about this impressive dog breed. But before we get started, take a moment to
like and subscribe for more fascinating lists. 10. The Alaskan Malamute was once thought to be
a part of the wolf family? For quite some time, a lot of people believed
that Alaskan Malamutes were part wolves. This is not true. Alaskan Malamutes are domesticated and pure-bred
dogs, though they do look like wolves in some ways. Because they bear a resemblance to wolves,
Alaskan Malamutes were used in movies to depict wolves, so it’s easy to trace where this confusion
came from. 9. Alaskan Malamutes are very intelligent, albeit
a bit stubborn. Sometimes they don’t obey commands. The reason why they don’t obey is because
they get bored obeying the same commands over and over again. They know that if you don’t correct them,
they will be free to do as they please. Being stubborn is famous trait of the Alaskan
Malamutes. 8. During World War II this breed was almost
extinct. It is calculated that only thirty registered
Alaskan Malamutes left alive in 1947. Thanks to Mr. Robert J. Zoller, who combined
Hinman/Irwin and M’Loot dogs to create the Husky-Pak line, the breed was later renewed. However, they inherited, more or less, some
characteristics of other breeds involved in the process. 7. During the long history of this breed, Malamute
dogs have been involved in some of the most noble human endeavours. They were loyal companions of the prospectors
and miners, who came to Alaska in 1896, during the Klondike Gold Rush. Also, Malamutes together with Huskies were
aiding Rear Admiral Richard Byrd in his expedition to the South Pole. In World War II, Malamutes in Greenland were
used as rescue dogs, while in the same period in Europe, they were used for hauling all
sorts of freight. In recent past, Alaskan Malamutes were used
a lot less as a working dog, and has become a family companion dog, who is known to be
particularly nice and careful with children. 6. The name of this Nordic primitive dog was
given after the Mahlemuits, an Inuit tribe from the upper western region of Alaska. Today this tribe is known under the name Kobuk. These native Eskimo people actually developed
this dog, who is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all polar dogs. The dog came to be a cornerstone of Inuit
life for hundreds of years. They were used to hunt seals, chase away polar
bears, and sled dogs. 5. These dogs love to exercise, and their life
span is approximately 10 years. The main health issue that is observed in
this breed of dog is cancer, and that has killed about 36% of the Alaskan Malonate breed
of dogs. 4. Malamutes do not make good guard dogs. They lack the strong protective instincts
which are present in the breeds who do guard work. Although their size and appearance can act
as deterrents to people who are not familiar with the breed, Malamutes simply like people
too much to be effective guard dogs. Most Mals would welcome a burglar, fix him
a meal, show him where all the good stuff is and make sure he got away before the family
arrived home! 3. Grooming requirements for Malamutes are moderate. Their double coat looks magnificent, and needs
to be brushed and combed regularly to keep it that way. Once or twice each year (spring, and sometimes,
fall) Mals “blow” their coats — lose their fine, dense undercoats. At this time, daily raking (of the dog, not
the yard!) will help to speed the process and cut down on the mess. Daily vacuuming also helps, but your house
will still be snowy white for several weeks. The Alaskan Malamute is a dog fur factory. 2. The Alaskan Malamute is the biggest of all
Nordic Sledge Dogs. Adult males can grow up to 27.5 inches (70
cm) in height, and can weigh up to 100 pounds. 1. Alaskan Malamutes can survive extremely low
temperatures? Alaskan Malamutes are naturally bred to outlast
the harshest winter conditions, and it can survive in temperatures of about 70 degrees
below zero. Well, there ya have it. 10 Cool facts about the amazing polar breed. Did we miss any facts about the Malamute? Comment them below. Also, if you’d like to see us cover your favorite
breed, let us know. Catch ya next time.

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24 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Did we miss any cool facts about the Alaskan Malamute? Let us know.

  2. Leroy Dickson says:

    Other best breed ever

  3. Rosie Garden says:

    So beautiful!

  4. Ms. Keysha Wineglass says:

    My malamute which was a full bred never let anyone it didn't know into our house. He didn't even like my father. They fought like crazy and he was super protective of me. They're protective instincts will kick in if someone tries to hurt their owner or someone they love.

  5. Animal Facts says:

    Which do you prefer the Malamute or the Husky?

  6. TheArtemisoflight says:

    Who on earth would dislike this video?

  7. Kosta Bumballs says:

    These facts are all true because i have a most likely Alaskan Malamute X Labrador and these facts prove that he is a malamute

  8. xoxojasmine04 says:

    Totally agree with everything! My Malamute is incredibly smart but the most stubborn little brat when she wants to be. Also definitely not a guard dog. She'll bark at strangers if they're far away but if they come closer, she'll just attack them with hugs

  9. Bob Silver says:

    My Malamute does not like children, and will bite them. She will also attack anything that runs…she even gets crazy when I run with her…she growls and will nip at my legs.

  10. Nexxence says:

    My dog is a malamute beagle breed can you do a vid on that?

  11. 301Goldstar says:

    Love your videos. Can you do one on airedale terriers please.

  12. Jonathan Holliday says:

    I have an Alusky( Siberian Husky x malimute) and he has the traits of both, Amazing dogs imo

  13. Mountain Ridge Malamutes says:

    very cool video! we love our giant alaskan malamutes so furry much! please visit our channel, we upload a video every day of our babies.

  14. David Eidell says:

    Not the breed for plug n play dog ownership. Some are hyper I was fortunate to have one "own me" that wasn't. Pack social instincts. Need to impress whom is the alpha at an early age. Many malamutes are cat and small animal killers. Amazing cold resistance — insisted sleeping outdoors -15F and loved it. Swam for a half hour in a 35F lake chasing our rowed inflatable, got out, shivered for a minute, started running in 20F air and acted like he was in heaven. Stubborn and loyal. Sang and mwow-mwow-mwow talked when he felt like it. Thought frozen fish was a malamute Popsicle.

  15. ClassyShows says:

    My malamute which was a full bred never let anyone it didn't know into our house. He didn't even like my father. They fought like crazy and he was super protective of me. They're protective instincts will kick in if someone tries to hurt their owner or someone they love.

  16. Marilin Puig says:

    I had a wonderful purebred 90 pound female Malamute for 17 years. Loved everyone, ate anything that dared cross the yard and spent the day lounging on my bed! She was a ver chill dog and very easy to live with. I did exercise her 4 miles a day until she was 16 and we cut back to 2 miles.

  17. Onyx Moon says:

    I want a Great Dane and an Alaskan malamute !!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  18. Uros Retuznik says:

    I had malamute female. Smart, but tough cookie to train.

  19. Ann Holubeshen says:

    Find out hereditary facts. Mine ended up getting Akaskan malamute polyneuropathy. No treatment no cure

  20. Janet Harned says:

    In #3, why is the malamute on an approximately 3-foot chain, attached to a post!! A little cruel isn't it!!

  21. Teresa Amato says:

    Our malamute chooses who he like and if he doesn’t he will let you know and he is good with children especially very small and malamutes are very intelligent just stubborn

  22. D Frontend says:

    Once you go malamute you never go back. Proud owner of malamute for rest of life 🙂

  23. bmoesq says:

    Only that their life span is usually around 12 to 15 years, contrary to other big dog breeds

  24. LittleImpaler says:

    Correction. All dogs come from the wolf.

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