The Alaskan Malamute, named after the Malamute Inuit tribe Malamutes, were bred to be powerful sled dogs. They are related to the Samoyed, the Siberian Husky, and the American Eskimo dog. The Alaskan Malamute is a highly intelligent breed that needs direction and early training, as well as regular exercise. Their personalities are family-oriented and affectionate and their luxurious coats are thick and require regular brushing.
Breed Notes: Affectionate, Loyal, Playful
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