The Alaskan malamute is known as the “king of the northern breeds”. They belong to the spitz family of dogs.
Mals were bred to haul heavy freight for long distances. Power and endurance, well-muscled, deep chests strong well boned legs, stand off coats and a well furred tail that waves over his back were some of the requirements needed.
The malamute is the oldest sled dog in history.