Category: Working Dogs
Facts about Alaskan Malamute Dogs, "Scientific name for Alaskan Malamute Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Alaskan Malamute Dog, though good in nature, the Alaskan Malamute Dog is said to be a descended from the wolf species. The Alaskan Malamute Doge is the largest of the cold weather Arctic dogs. Over time, their genes have become quit distinctive from the aggressiveness of the nature wolf breed. Nevertheless, they do remind us of that fact of their wildness.
The Alaskan Malamute Dogs were first domesticated by the Mahlemuts community. This was the first tribe to see how they could use the Alaskan Malamute Dog for both companionship and work at the same time.
Alaskan Malamute Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Alaskan Malamute Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Alaskan Malamute Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Alaskan Malamute Dogs eye protected and moist. Alaskan Malamute Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
The Alaskan Malamute Dog breed became recognized by the AKC in 1935 and put in the classification of Working group. They found out a well-trained group of dogs could pull a sled and they would also used to chase away polar bears, hunt seals and pull heavy sleds loaded with food or camping supplies. which were the only means of transport at that time for the Mahlemuts society. For this reason, the Alaskan Malamute Dog species were quit important amongst the tribe.
Due to the harsh environment, the Alaskan Malamute Dog species adapted by having strong body features for survival. Though these features have changed over the years due to domestication, some of the pure breeds still portray some of the ancestry features of the species.
For example, the Alaskan Malamute Dogs will do well when brought up in packs. They usually don’t thrive as much when brought up without company. Be it another dog or even a human companion, the Alaskan malamute dogs do better when with companions. This is one of their ancestry traits of this species.
With the continued domestication, the Alaskan Malamute Dog has been put into many different uses. They can be used in Alaskan Malamute Dog breeding competitions, or just as a family pet. They still are used as a sled animal or as a pack. Some people train them for racing competitions, weight pulling and even featured in some movies.
An Alaskan Malamute Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Alaskan Malamute Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Alaskan Malamute Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Alaskan Malamute puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Alaskan Malamute Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
In case you are preparing to have an Alaskan Malamute Dog in your house, then you should put measures in place to curb them from getting their way out. They are Alaskan Malamute Dogs that do not like to be caged in. In case you are hoping to keep the Alaskan Malamute Dog in a fenced yard, then make sure that the level of fencing is quit high. You should also include underground barrier to stop them from digging their way out. The electric fence is a great tool to keep them from escaping.
The Alaskan Malamute Dogs tail that is held over the back. The head is wide with tall standing ears. The small dark brown eyes, almond in shape are diagonally placed in the skull. The domesticated wolf features. Dark eyes are the Alaskan Malamute Dog breeds color preferred, blue eyes are not the standard for pure breed. The Alaskan Malamute Dog have large padded feet, to use as snowshoes in the region. They have a double coat that averages one to three inches (.39 to 1.18cm) in length, The inner layer is very thick and is a little oily. The outer layer is a medium length and a bit longer over the neck and shoulders. The Alaskan Malamute Dog coat ranges in color of light gray to intermediate shadings to black, sable and shades of sable to red. The coat will always have some white in it. Other colors that can be present in the coat colors will be a very pale grey to a dark black and sable color that blends into a deep red.
Alaskan Malamute Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Alaskan Malamute Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
Only humans and dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Alaskan Malamute Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Alaskan Malamute Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Alaskan Malamute Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Male Alaskan Malamute Dogs can grow an average weight of 85 lbs. (38.5 kg) Females can grow an weight of 75 lbs. (34 kg). Males will grow a average height of 25 inches (63.5 cm) measuring from ground to shoulder.
Females will grow an average height of 23 inches (58.4 cm) from ground to shoulder.
Alaskan Malamute Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
Average body temperature for a Alaskan Malamute Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Alaskan Malamute Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Alaskan Malamute Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Alaskan Malamute Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The number one heath problems amongst Alaskan Malamute Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Alaskan Malamute Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails.