Watch as Suka the 7-month-old Alaskan Malamute gets to play in the snow the first time. She loves it!

Alaskan Malamute Interesting Facts and Features

In some accounts, the Alaskan Malamute is described as a descendant of dogs of the Mahlemut (now known as Kuuvangmiut or more commonly Kobuk) group of Inupiat in upper western Alaska. These dogs had a prominent role with their human companions – as a utilitarian dog, working, hunting, and living alongside humans.

The dogs were renowned for their excellent hunting abilities and were used to hunt large predators such as bears. They also aided their owners in finding seals by alerting to seal blow holes. The interdependent relationship between the Mahlemut and their dogs fostered prosperity among both and enabled them to flourish in the inhospitable land above the Arctic Circle.

The Malamute is generally slower in long-distance sled racing against smaller and faster breeds as their working usefulness is limited to travelling over long distances but at a far slower rate than that required for racing.

The Malamute is one of the most unaltered of breeds, retaining its original form and function. Their affectionate nature does not make them useful as watch or guard Dogs. If a Dog owner cannot cope with a Dog that will not comply with the owner's every command, a more compliant breed should be selected.

They are however, pure pack animals as this breed has a long genetic foundation of living in the wilderness with man, surrounded by other domesticated animals of approximately the same size.


Responses to "Alaskan Malamute first snow experience (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love these dogs & to watch them play in the cold & snow is a real joy.

  2. Unknown says:

    our mute is just the same when he gets in the snow the best dog we have ever had

  3. Anonymous says:

    That's real joy :)..Thank you for sharing

  4. Disfrutando de la vida, maravilloso!! 0!

  5. Disfrutando de la vida, maravilloso!! 0!

  6. Unknown says:

    This video made me cry! So happy that dog is, I wish I could have taken my dog to the snow, he never saw it and I know he would have reacted the same way. Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Linda says:

    Looks like my babe...so darn cute!!! What majic they have in their spirits & in their hearts!!!! XOXOXO!

  8. Anonymous says:

    My beautiful Malie, Cracker Jack, destroyed 3 floors, a wall, 3 gates and I can't even remember all the other stuff. I do still remember coming home from work and picking tiny pieces of linoleum off of him. :) He lived with us to the ripe old age of 14. He did grow out of it by the time he was 2 and was a noble dignified (sometimes) gentleman, The love and devotion he gave us made it all moot. He has been gone for 5 years now and I still miss him every single day. That video reminded me so much of him in the snow with my GSD playing. Thank you.

  9. bmfilip2 says:

    What a beautiful dog. He really looks like he is having a blast. Thank you for sharing this.

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