You’ve seen the Alaskan Malamute puppies, now let’s take a look at the Dog! The Alaskan Malamute is not only awesome-looking; but has a pretty cool history too. The name Malamute comes from the Mahlemuts–the nomads that crossed from Russia to Alaska via the Bering Straight. Alaskan Malamutes are rumored to have made the journey with the Nomads, and some believe the Malamute is the oldest dog in North America.
During WWII, Alaskan Malamutes were almost wiped out of existence, as they were often used to transport heavy sleds across frozen terrain. In addition, they were used as search and rescue dogs in Greenland, and almost all the registered Malamutes were loaned out during this time period. Unfortunately, serving in these capacities bore grave consequences. By 1947, only 30 Alaskan Malamutes existed.
Luckily, the breed was saved, because these dogs are truly incredible!
Below is Kompis which the Norwegian term for ‘buddy/ friend’ !
If you like them when they’re big, you are going to LOVE them when they’re little!
Check out these awesome Alaskan Malamute Puppies! and find out how they helped create an ICON!