Which Dog almost was wiped off the face of the Earth?

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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!

 

Alaskan Malamute staring at the cameramateyou8@instagram

Alaskan Malamute with a sunsetti_kaa_ni@instagram

Alaskan Malamute sitting insidenakeekeepalmer@instagram

BIG Alaskan Malamute laying outside near a wooden fencegiant_malamute_kz@instagram

Alaskan Malamute head shot outside smilingexoticmalamute@instagram

Alaskan Malamute that has his front legs muddyatlaspeach@instagram

Alaskan Malamute laying inside near a sofalisamuller1750@instagram

Alaskan Malamute laying outside on the grassslava_turuntsev@instagram

Below is Kompis which the Norwegian term for ‘buddy/ friend’ !

Alaskan Malamute outside funny expressionkompisthemalamute@instagram

Alaskan Malamute outside head turn
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Alaskan Malamute laying on a piece of furniturebrooklyn_the_malamute@instagram

Alaskan Malamute inside staring at the cameralola.the.alaskan.malamute@instagram

 

If you like them when they’re big, you are going to LOVE them when they’re little!

Alaskan Malamute Puppy standing up outside.Source: finn.the.malamute@instagram

Check out these awesome Alaskan Malamute Puppies! and find out how they helped create an ICON!

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