the origin of alaskan malamutes

what are they?

The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance

were did they come from ?

The Alaskan Malamutes came from the upper areas of the world , they lived among the Alaskan Eskimos and they were known as helpful hunting pets to the Eskimos. the Eskimo men would leave to hunt so they would have the intimidating big malamutes come and guard the women and children from enemy tribes.


i think that the malamutes were very useful to the Eskimos because they could protect and hunt.

when did they come to america?

When the Gold Rush began in 1896 prospectors discovered the need for sleds and dog teams. Teams became very expensive; it was normal to pay $1,500 for a small team and $500 for a good dog. The Alaskan Malamute was the most prized and respected team dog and his facial markings were much admired. However, the Alaskan Malamute breed could have been lost during this time of inter-breeding with smaller, faster dogs for racing and also with larger dogs such as the Saint Bernard for and weight pulling. the Alaskan malamutes were ideal for the job.


it amazes me how they came over and how they adjusted to american life

works cited

  • / - AKC/OFA Gentle Giant Alaskan Malamutes bred for temperament, quality and size
  • May 28, 2015
  • Website Title: Wikipedia
  • Article Title: Alaskan Malamute
  • Publisher: Wikimedia Foundation
  • Date Accessed: May 28, 2015