The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest sledge dog breeds of the Arctic. The Malamutes come from the Mahlemiut, an Inuit Tribe that settled in Kotzebue sound of the northwestern Alaska. The sledge dog were created to work in packs to haul heavy loads at low speeds over long distances.


Most Malamutes love to dig in the ground and typically don’t bark but they can be vocal. They became the official state dog of Alaska in 2010, thanks to a campaign started by a group of school children. They are energetic and need a lot of excersize, they also need to be groomed 2-3 times a week.