Alaskan malamute


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Alaskan malamute

(măl`əmyo͞ot'), breed of strong, compact working dogworking dog,
classification used by breeders and kennel clubs to designate dogs raised by humans to herd cattle and sheep, as draft animals, as message dispatchers in wartime, in police and rescue work, as guardians of persons and property, or as guides (see guide dog) for the
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 believed to be one of the oldest arctic sled dogs. It stands about 23 in. (58.2 cm) high at the shoulder and weighs from 70 to 85 lb (31.75–38.5 kg). Its coarse coat is composed of oily, woolly underhairs and a thick cover coat. It may be colored any shade of gray or black with white markings. Named after the Malamutes, an Innuit tribe of N Alaska, it has been raised for centuries as a sled dog. The malamute is by nature a gentle and devoted companion; claims of wolf ancestry have never been proved. The malamute is often called a "husky," a term which properly applies to one purebred arctic dog, the Siberian husky. See dogdog,
carnivorous, domesticated wolf (Canis lupus familiaris) of the family Canidae, to which the jackal and fox also belong. The family Canidae is sometimes referred to as the dog family, and its characteristics, e.g.
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The Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom describe the breed as "affectionate and friendly - a loyal, devoted companion".
Officers seized the family dog, an Alaskan malamute - not listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act - from the property.
Shiva the Alaskan Malamute recovers with owner Nicola Gaynor and inset, Pat Corish
1 -- color) Six-week-old Alaskan Malamute puppies anxious for playtime hang over a gate at Alaskan Malamute Rescue of Southern California in Simi Valley.
Five types of dog take part in the rally -Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, Samoyeds, Greenland Dogs and Canadian Eskimo Dogs.
Sharon couldn't stop looking at her, THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE BRED to haul sleds across the Arctic and more powerfully built than the Siberian Husky, malamutes can weigh up to 100lb and stand more than 2ft tall.
MORE volunteers are needed to help unwanted, neglected and abandoned Siberian husky and Alaskan malamute breeds.
And three others - a collie, an Alaskan malamute and a German shepherd - were so thirsty, they guzzled rain water when they were released from their run outside.
Courtney Leigh Ball from Maesteg, 12, won the Best Young Handler award with Nico, a six-month old Alaskan malamute.
Over at the Dogs' Trust in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, four eight-week-old Alaskan Malamute puppies were dropped off after they were abandoned in Ireland.
QI have an Alaskan malamute that can be aggressive with some dogs.
The cover features Yukon Jack, an Alaskan malamute from Bayfield, Colo.

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