Alaskan Malamute dog breed<<<< Back to dog breeds
- Country: USA
- Group: Working
- Weight: Male: 36-43 kg, Bitches: 32-38 kg
- Height: Males: 61-66 cm Females: 56-61 cm
- Colors: white-brown, white-red, white-gray, black and white
- Training: independent and intelligent
- Grooming: thick and waterproof coat require brushing
- Health: bloated and prone to hip dysplasia
- Litter size: 4 - 10 puppies
- Lifespan: 10 - 14 years
- Other names: Maly Mal, Mally, Alaskan Malamute dog
Alaskan Malamute dog is a big, strong, like domestic dogs and wolves. The breed was created to pull the sled. They are often confused with Siberian husky, but in reality are different in many ways.
Malamute dog is a descendant of dogs Mahlemut tribe in western Alaska, USA. In the tribal dogs have an important role; work, hunt and live with the people of the tribe. Over time he tried crossing with various breeds for improvements, but without success. Recent DNA analysis shows that Malamutes are the oldest breed of genetically speaking.
Unlike other breeds Alaskan Malamute has a special history: it was used by miners who came to Alaska during the gold rush in 1896, he served in the 2nd World War as dogs and search and rescue services have He was met in Europe. This dog was not intended to pull the sled, instead, was used in heavy expeditions.
Although it not scientifically confirmed is believed Malamute is closest to the "first dog". Researchers found and identified evidence of this first four-legged under a tooth. He lived 17700 years ago. The second was discovered in Russia and is believed to have lived 14,000 years ago.
Food Alaskan Malamute
With increasing classic chicken correct diet for puppies will ensure proper growth and nutrition needed that gives energy needs. Growing puppies is recommended to receive food for adult after the age of nine months, being introduced gradually in the diet. After about a year can begin feeding exclusively adult.
All packaged pet foods, whether they are canned, bagged or boxed offers a number of proteins, fats and fiber. One of the most practical food, also the cheapest, is dry food. Canned provides about 12% fat while about 20% wet food. Products containing higher protein are recommended for growing puppies. Adults prefer food with larger pieces because it helps to clean and maintain clean their teeth and how they like to chew it to be an enjoyable meal.
A normal stool is a sign of health of the dog. It is recommended that at least 90% of dog food to dog food either. Boiled eggs, soups, sauces, vegetables, fish, chicken, meat, etc., are additions of the table. If the dog will not eat do not think the food is good (although cases can occur and food to be altered, forgotten in the sun, etc.), it can happen to not be hungry at that moment.
Once in adulthood is less active dog, so you need less food. For adults recommended two meals, one morning and one evening. You can leave a bowl along with food and water ad libitum dry dog but can eat more and risk of obesity.
Description Alaskan Malamute
The standard of the breed from the American Kennel Club females have a height of 58cm and 34kg, 39kg and 64cm and males. Copies often are found above or below these sizes, depending on diet and physical condition of each item.
There is a size difference between males and females and can also be found Malam over 50kg class slightly higher, no longer in compliance with the standard.
The fur is dense and has a double layer is a little tougher than the Siberian husky dogs. The most common colors are shades of gray and white, black and white, red and white, or solid white. The eyes are almond-shaped and have different shades of brown; differences vary slightly from light (eg from darkness to light).
Malamutes with blue eyes does not come in as standard are expected to open crossings with husky. The body is compact, is more long than tall, with heavy bones in most of the cases. Copies are wearing twisted tail, like corkscrew, this type of tail is not recognized by standard corkscrew tail is commonly found in Akita. The ears are generally vertical.
Behavior Alaskan Malamute
Few Alaskan malamute me today are used to transport people, cargo, stretching or moving heavy objects. Some are used for entertainment breasts, mushing sport known name, or skijoring, cross bikejoring and canine.
Most Malamutes are encountered as pets. Malamute is generally slow distances. He is a strong animal that can move heavy objects over short distances. If you could not sleep and spend all the time with the children should be the happiest.
Their favorite season is winter because I love snow. No fussy dogs, barking like most breeds of dogs when they tend to "talk" sounds out "woo woo"; They can howl like wolves or coyotes.
Training Alaskan Malamute
If we look at nature we see that this dog tends to be independent, it is inventive and intelligent, and ironically, turned out to be one of the most difficult to train dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are the wonderful dogs, but they require special training when it comes to training. You can train your puppy from early age to respond correctly orders or you can neglect this training and eventually you will end up with a dog unmanageable potentially aggressive you will not want anyone, and if nobody wants this dog he will be euthanized.
If you receive a proper training he will become affectionate and playful. Malamutes are Intelligent, independent, stubborn, energetic, dominant, with well-developed senses and sense of hierarchy. These tresaturi were essential for survival in the harsh environment from which they came. Malamutes retains a high degree of respect and behavior in the pack and in the family.
Each member has his role in the hierarchy. There is always an alpha male or strong leader, confident and committed. Each member is always ready and always be the alpha male to assume this role and dominate. When a malamute has a new family, the family is considered his new pack. Soon the dog will enter the course and become a new family member.
Characteristics Alaskan Malamute
The most common problems on a study conducted in the UK on a sample of 64 dogs were musculoskeletal (hip dysplasia) and cataract is hereditary.
Other health problems particular may be the heart, the eyes (cataracts and progressive retinal atrodierea), etc.
Health Alaskan Malamute
There is a health study done in 2004 known Alaskan Malamutes on a sample of only 14 dogs.
The average lifespan is 10.7 years, of which 36% were deaths from cancer.
Live until the age of 10-14 years.