The Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, is a powerful and substantially built dog with a deep chest and strong, well-muscled body.
Links to Breed Descriptions:
AKC Video Link
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Alaskan Malamute Club of America (AMCA) Illustrated Standard: http://alaskanmalamute.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Final-IS.pdf
See: The German Kennel Club (VDH) for information and video (if available).
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Other Names for Breed:
Country of Origin and Parent Breed Club:
Country of origin: USA
Health and Well-Being:
Some sources of health information include:
National kennel clubs and breed clubs (see, e.g. Breeding/Health Strategy Documents, below)
Population-level statistics (see, e.g., Swedish Insurance Data, below)
Breed club surveys
ANOTHER LOOK AT THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE
Originally written by Sharon Weston, AMCA JE Coordinator for the January 2013 edition of ShowSight magazine.
Robin Haggard and Jim Kuehl
[Originally written for Showsight Magazine in January 2013 Edition]
Internal - retained for archival purposes
There are numerous breed standards.
The basis of breed/conformation shows is the judging of pedigree dogs against the 'Breed Standard', which is a picture in words that describes the range of features that are deemed appropriate for the breed.
Three of the major international standards are:
The American Kennel Club
The Kennel Club, UK
FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale)
1. Swedish Insurance Data
Breed-specific information on rates of disease and death from Agria Pet Insurance (Agria Djurförsäkring) is available for many breeds.
This breed has information on Veterinary Care Events.
Breeding/Health Strategy Documents:
Health/Breeding Strategy Documents and Links:
The Kennel Club, UK: Breed Watch
Sweden: Breed-specific Breeding Strategies: (in Swedish) and/ or English summary
Finland: KoiraNet-jalostustietojärjestelmä: https://jalostus.kennelliitto.fi/frmEtusivu.aspx?R=243
US: OFA: CHIC: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=AM
Breed-Specific DNA Tests:
Other Breed-Specific Webpages:
A Gly98Val Mutation in the N-Myc Downstream Regulated Gene 1 (NDRG1) in Alaskan Malamutes with Polyneuropathy (2013)
Genetics of the Alaskan Malamute Chondrodysplasia Syndrome (1972)
We are listing sites for breed clubs with health or other information that might be helpful. Follow links below.
Canada: Alaskan Malamute Club of Canada
Germany: Alaskan Malamute Club e.V.
USA: Alaskan Malamute Club of America
UK: The Alaskan Malamute Club