Canis ISSN: 2398-2942 Alaskan Malamute Introduction Biological Data Introduction General information An ancient breed originating in the United States. Used for hunting and as a draught animal by the Malamute Inuit from whom it takes its name. Powerful and very strong, this dog has great stamina and thrives on activity. Dignified and affectionate, but not playful, they are not suitable for the urban environment and will require a lot of exercise. Biological Data This article is available in full to registered subscribers Sign up now to purchase a 30 day trial, or Login Further ReadingPublicationsRefereed papers Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource. Other sources of information For information on Genetic Testing Providers (labs) genetic tests, and tests by breed, visit International Partnership for Dogs (https://dogwellnet.com/). For a list of DNA tests available for certain breeds worldwide, visit Kennel Club Worldwide DNA tests: https://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/health/for-breeders/dna-testing-simple-inherited-disorders/worldwide-dna-tests/. The Kennel Club Breed-specific requirements and recommendations including health screening: www.thekennelclub.org.uk/media/9846/abs_breed_specific_requirements_and_recommendations_web.pdf Riddle & Harris The New Complete Alaskan Malamute. Howell. Organisation(s) Visit the Kennel Club website to search for details of KC-registered breed clubs - thekennelclub.org.uk/services/public/findaclub/breed/. Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom - www.alaskanmalamute.org.uk. Visit the American Kennel Club website to search for details of AKC-recognized breed clubs - www.akc.org/clubs/search. Alaskan Malamute Club of America - www.alaskanmalamute.org.