Sp!d3r_Channel – DOGS 101 – Alaskan Malamute [ENG] – Sp!d3r_Channel

 DOGS 101 – Alaskan Malamute [ENG] are still in use as sled dogs for personal travel, hauling freight, or helping move light objects; some however are used for the recreational pursuit of sledding, also known as mushing, as well as for skijoring, bikejoring, carting, and canicross. However, most Malamutes today are kept as family pets or as show or performance dogs in weight pulling, dog agility, or packing. Malamutes are generally slower in long-distance dogsled racing against smaller and faster breeds and their working usefulness is limited to freighting or traveling over long distances at a far slower rate than that required for racing. They can also help move heavy objects over shorter distances. An adult male Alaskan Malamute can pull around 300 lb of weight, depending on build and training.

The Malamute retains more of its original form and function than many other modern breeds.[citation needed] The Malamute personality is one of strong independence.[citation needed] This dog has a long genetic foundation of living in harsh environments, and many of its behaviors have adapted to survive in such environments.[citation needed] Independence, resourcefulness, and natural behaviors are common in the breed

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