ADAK'S "Stormy River"

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute's name comes from Mahlemuts, an Alaskan tribe that raised and cared for these beautiful snow dogs. Originally used 200 to 300 years ago by these Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska, the dogs were their only form of transportation and were highly valued. They pulled light traveling sleds, and hauled heavy loads (including food and supplies). Later, the Malamute went with Admiral Byrd's expeditions to the pole. This breed has amazing strength, endurance and heart. The Malamute is a sled dog. Packs of Malamutes have participated in many polar expeditions, for which they are particularly well adapted due to their tenacity, sense of direction, and excellent sense of smell. They have appeared as unforgettable characters in the stories of Jack London and Rudyard Kipling. In the last decades, they have proved themselves to be civilized and good-natured in this role. Some of the Alaskan Malamute's talents are sledding, carting, search & rescue, weight pulling and racing.

The Alaskan Malamute is like a rambunctious puppy. Extremely loyal and intelligent, sweet and most affectionate toward it's master. Great with children. Generally they mature into a dignified and mellow adult dog. Malamutes are happiest living outdoors as long as they receive enough companionship, but they also enjoy living indoors where their human "pack" lives.

Height-Males 26 - 27 inches at shoulders and aprox 100lbs(66 - 68.6 cm.) Bitches 25 - 26 inches at shoulders (63.5 - 66 cm.)

Weight-Males 95 - 105 pounds (43-47 kg.) Bitches 78-80 pounds (35-36 kg.)