The Alaskan Malamute dog is the oldest and largest artic breed and is very popular in the Milwaukee area. It is the draft dogs of the north pulling loads of merchandise for long distances. The breed was named after an Inuit tribe.
This is a thick-coated dog holds its tail over its back. The well-padded paws with hair growing between the pads are designed for the frozen terrain. Brown eyes in a broad head are the standard, blue eyes are a disqualification fault. This large breed stands longer than high.
They are good pets and it would do well to keep the dog in cool air conditioning during the summer months when not out for a walk. As all dogs, they need outdoor exercise not left in a backyard. They need to be walked at least once a day and brought to an exercise area for a good workout.
Grooming must be done daily. The under coat is thick and can mat easily. It is an extensive procedure. It is a major consideration for those Milwaukeeans thinking of adding the breed to their family.
Alaskan Malamute Club of America (AMCA) is the parent organization of this breed. Milwaukee residents interested in this breed can contact them for more information.