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About Alaskan Dogs

Alaskan dogs are Prone to Digging

One of the reasons why dogs dig is that it can be instinctual. Some dog breeds, especially those with a high prey drive, are just more prone to digging than other dog breeds. The Alaskan dogs is one of the dog breeds that is prone to digging. Although instinctual behavior is harder to stop or redirect, Malamutes will dig for a variety of reasons.

They are talkative

Alaskan dogs may not be known for their barking, but they are talkative. These dogs will howl in low notes and make “woo woo” noises that sound like they are trying to communicate with you conversationally.

Alaskan Malamutes Almost Disappeared

Alaskan Malamutes almost disappeared as an established breed during the Gold Rush. Many different dog breeds arrived in Alaska during the Gold Rush of 1896 and native dogs interbred with them. So much so, that the pure type began to disappear and was almost lost.

They Served in War

These dogs served in World War I when they were sent to France to deliver supplies to mountain outposts. The American Kennel Club recognized the Alaskan Malamute the same year that the Alaskan Malamute Club of America formed, which was 1935. Shortly after, World War II broke out and there was a demand for sled dogs.