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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute, the largest of the Arctic sled dogs, possesses great strength and endurance, is a powerful and substantially built dog with a deep chest and strong, well-muscled body. The Malamute must be a heavy boned dog with sound legs, good feet, powerful shoulders, and have all of the other physical attributes necessary for the efficient performance of his job. The gait must be steady, balanced, tireless and totally efficient. The Alaskan Malamute was named after the native Inuit tribe called Mahlemuts, who settled in Alaska. They have always been used as sled dogs for heavy freighting in the Arctic. The Alaskan Malamutes has in social behavior and looking many similarities to the wolf.


The Greenland Dog is a powerful, heavy-built dog. It has a broad, wedge-shaped head, slightly tilted eyes and small, triangular ears covered with thick fur that prevents frostbite. It has strong, muscular, short-haired legs. The tail is usually rolled along/across its back, but it may also hang down in a wolflike manner. When it lies down and curls up to rest, the tail often covers the nose. Its coat is of medium length and consists of two layers. The inner layer consists of short wool-like fur, the outer layer of longer, coarser, water-repellent fur. As a result of living in a pack structure very much similar to their wolf forebears, the Greenland dog takes a very firm and confident owner to make a good pet. Once one has won their respect, however, they can be very loyal and protective of their owners, especially if in a pack. The Greenland dog is one of the oldest breeds in the world.