The Alaskan Malamute, like the Siberian husky, is a very intelligent breed of dog. This large domestic animal was originally bred for hauling heavy freight due to their strength and incredible endurance abilities. These loveable dogs are similar to other arctic breeds such as the Greenland Dog, the Canadian Eskimo Dog, the Samoyed, and, of course, the Husky.
A recent study came to the conclusion that the Alaskan Malamute has similar East Asian origins as the Greenland Dog and Canadian Eskimo Dog, but is probably more related to the Siberian Husky. The Alaskan Malamutes are still in use today as sled dogs for personal travel, freight hauling, or moving certain objects too heavy for man. There are still some that are used for mushing (Recreation Sledding) as well as Canicross events.
Mostly these magnificent dogs are kept as pets, show, or performance animals. They are known for the ability to move heavy objects, with the average adult male being able to pull 1,100 – 3,000 pounds, depending on its build and fitness training.
These dogs are usually very quiet; in fact, they rarely bark, but they are prone to talking to their people with their own unique way of vocalizing. The clip below shows us the perfect example of this trait as this dog’s mom and a friend, traveling on a road trip, struggle to get a word in once their precious-pooch joins in the conversation.
The funniest part of this footage is that as soon as mom and her friend stop talking, so does the dog, that is until they start the conversation again. Click on the link and enjoy this human/canine/human discussion. This is laugh-out-loud funny.