Illustrated by Gail de Marcken
- About the Breed
- Pet Facts
The bare facts about Alaskan Malamutes.
About Alaskan Malamute nature and temperament.
Physical description of the Malamute and related breeds.
The origin of the Alaskan Malamute and the Mahlemut Inuit people.
- Place in History
Alaskan Malamutes have served a vital in role in history.
- Line of Duty
Like many breeds of working dogs, the Alaskan Malamute has served and died in the line of duty.
Establishment and recognition of the Alaskan Malamute breed.
- Lore: The Serum Run
The Alaskan Malamute was one of many breeds responsible for saving Nome.
- Caring for a Malamaute
Like many large breeds, the Malamute is prone to health conditions.
Malamutes have simple dietry needs, but some care is required in properly feeding this breed.
With two coats and seasonal blowing, regular grooming is necessary.
As a large breed, and a working breed, Malamutes require a great deal of exercise.
- Understanding Malamutes
- The Family Pack
Malamutes place in the pack must be established early.
The phases of Malamute development are similar to other large breeds - rife with reward and hardship.
Malamutes are an intelligent breed requiring consistent attention.
- Activities with Malamutes
Mushing is one of the most well-known snow-dog sports.
The Malamute is an excellent weight-puller and excels at the sport.
An alternative to mushing for those who enjoy more extreme sports.
- Choosing Your Malamute
- Choose Wisely
There are many dangers to selecting the wrong animal.
- Pet or Show Dog?
Most people will be satisfied owning a pet quality Malamute, but those interested in breeding or showing may need to pay more for their puppy.
- Puppy or Adult?
Though puppies are cute, there are many adult Malamutes in need of a good home.
- The Right Owner
It takes a strong-willed and patient character to live with a Malamute in their life.
- Ties with Wolves
The resemblance with wolves is unmistakable, but the Malamute is less related to the wolf than they appear.
- Modern Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute has a mixed and tarnished reputation due to an association with hybrids.
References used in composing the content of this site:
- Cary B., and de Marcken G. 1999. Born to Pull. Duluth: Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers.
- Le Kernec B. 1998. Alaskan Malamutes. Neptune City: T F H Publications.
- Siino B. S. 1997. Alaskan Malamutes: A Complete Pet Owner's Manual. New York: Barron's Educational Series.