Alaskan Malamute
Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

The Alaskan Malamute he has a reputation for being stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know him.

Alaskan Malamute


Characteristics "Alaskan Malamute"

Coexistence is important that you have with your new friend. Before considering the acquisition of a dog of the breed "Alaskan Malamute" you know certain factors. Not all breeds of dogs are apt to live in an apartment, you must take into account his character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, their care and if you have small children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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Alaskan Malamute History

Also called Mally. It is native to the Arctic dog, and one of the oldest breeds within the sledge dogs.

It's a dog with a strong appearance, strong, with good musculature. It is capable of carrying significant weight (until 20 kg) for tens of kilometres. This is a very ancient race, from the first races of sled dogs.

Raised by a tribe of Inuit call mahlemiut. The meaning of the word mahle It is unknown, but it is known that mouse means “town of”. Mahlemiut as Mahle people can therefore be interpreted. Following the English phonetics, diction is then transformed into MALAMUTE.

The area inhabited by the people of the MALAMUTE were the banks of Kotzebue Sound, un territorio comprendido entre dos grandes ríos: the Kobuk and the Noatak. Men and women of the tribe mahlemiut (MALAMUTE) They were highly prized among others Inuit tribes for their courage, his pride and his skill in hunting and fishing.

    Estos perros eran famosos por su belleza y por sus características de fuerza y resistencia, que hacían de ellos óptimos elementos para el tiro.

They were, in general, larger and more powerful than the other Nordic dogs, with similar in appearance to the Wolf and large and soft tails carried on the back. Contemporary witnesses tell it between 1870 and 1880 approximately, los caribúes, for unexplained reasons, cambiaron sus habituales recorridos migratorios quitándoles así a las Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

En estas condiciones las familias ya no podían permitirse mantener grupos de perros formados por más de dos o tres ejemplares: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. Así que la población comenzó a disminuir y la misma suerte corrieron sus perros.

Su capacidad para soportar pesadas cargas se pone de manifiesto cuando es elegido para realizar expediciones al círculo polar, as the two who placed the Admiral Byrd. They were also used as a rescue of injured dog in World War II.

His presence, always with the head-up, It gives some impressive aspect that, However, It is not at odds with a very friendly and playful character with their owners, Although it gives the impression of being a very serious dog anyone that knows no race.

Características físicas Malamute de Alaska

It has two layers hair: an external, thick and rough, and an internal feel oily and woolly, and it is longer in the area of the neck and shoulders, on the back and the tail. Its color It is predominantly gray but colors ranging from white to reddish sand allowed.

The tail is well covered and is carried over the back; has the appearance of a feather bush that sways.

El Malamute está de pie en posición vertical sobre sus patas y encarna el orgullo y la gran alegría del movimiento con su postura de cabeza erguida y ojos que irradian alerta, interest and curiosity. His head is wide. Ears are triangular and are pricked when attention is drawn. The muzzle is massive and tapers only slightly from the base to the nose. It is neither pointed nor long nor short and thick. … The Malamute must have heavy bones and powerful legs, good legs, a deep chest, hombros poderosos y todas las demás condiciones físicas que necesita para hacer su trabajo de manera eficiente. Your movement should be smooth, harmonious, tireless and completely efficient. He was not bred as a racing sled dog for speed competitions.

In contrast to other races, When it gets wet is not drastically reduced its size.

There are different colors in the Alaskan Malamute, Black with white, coffee, reddish and recently found a color of white Malamute. The history of this color is equal to of the Siberian Husky; que son blancos para camuflarse con la nieve y así poder atrapar sus presas.

¿Qué tamaño tiene un Malamute de Alaska?

Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 centímetros en los machos y 59 centímetros en las hembras. The weight is between 34 and 38 kg.

¿Cuanto puede vivir un Malamute de Alaska?

His life expectancy is more than 12 years.

Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

Se trata de un perro de trineo con orígenes muy antiguos, little changed from its origin Wolf. This does not mean that it is aggressive. While his appearance and pride can impress the external observer, It's a playful animal (When you are invited to do so), faithful to his master and a great protective instinct with children.

It is a dog outside, She loves the outdoors and is happy to live in the open air; If locks it after a fence, It is very likely that finding the way to escape, because likes freedom and not lose a chance to go in search of an adventure or a career.

Shyness is usually not a good sign, but fortunately, seems to be a pretty rare feature in this race and if it occurs it may be due to causes outside of the animal genetics and having been produced by an owner who has failed to give a proper socialization, manteniéndole encerrado y carente de estímulos psíquicos, interaction with the same kind and a very limited human contact. If it detects, It should be monitored and provide training to overcome the problem, that otherwise his behavior may become unpredictable and therefore dangerous.

On the other hand, given the way of Eskimo and nomadic life share everything, is not a race of protection, pero sí puede ser un buen Dog Alert, It will notify the owner that he sees something strange, with the so particular sound it emits, It is a combination between howl and bark.

    It is not a dog to guard and defense than by nature tend to be friendly with humans.

As a result of his former life, It is a dog with strong instinto de manada y de jerarquía, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. What's more, los machos son muy territoriales y competitivos entre sí por lo que no es aconsejable alojarlos juntos. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. Esta raza gusta de la compañía humana, has huge doses of loyalty, love and willingness to work, What makes a good dog home.

It is affectionate with children, even with strangers, and he loves to accompany them on all sides. Because of its independent character is reputed to be terco y difícil para adiestrar among people who do not know. However, There are Malamutes champions working with blind obedience.

They are sensitive, affectionate and playful, but they know to protect themselves effectively. With a good training and socialization are balanced dogs, tanto física como psicológicamente, because they have good potential for learning because they are quick to learn and acute reflexes.

Popular mixes

Mixtures of Alaskan Malamute with other dog breeds are common in the sled dog scene. Many mushers they try it to improve the performance of their dogs. Individuals who from the point of view of the mushers do not bring optimal performance against the sled, se encuentran entonces a veces en el refugio o se les ofrece como perro de compañía.

Cuidado, health and diseases

¿Cuánto cuidado necesita un Malamute de Alaska?

The Alaskan Malamute needs regular brushing, at least weekly, of the coat. Change of coat, twice a year, is particularly intensive. Then your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, even though they brush it daily. But the main effort for its care is due to its nature as a sled dog.

¿Hay alguna enfermedad típica del Malamute de Alaska?

The Alaskan Malamute it is a very healthy breed of dog, as long as it is not bred in extreme form, which fortunately is seen very little so far: too heavy dogs with too short legs.

¿Qué comida es mejor para un Malamute de Alaska?

The Alaskan Malamute is often a picky eater. The mushers tienen recetas secretas con golosinas para proveer a sus perros con suficiente energía antes de las carreras. Como a la mayoría de los perros, likes a meaty beef bone and fresh meat.


The Alaskan Malamute has to work. This usually means its use as a sled dog.. Una actitud como la de un perro de granja o de familia no sería apropiada para la especie.

Considerations before purchase

¿Dónde se puede comprar un Malamute de Alaska?

If you are interested in a Alaskan Malamute, the first thing to do is visit some sled dog races. Entonces deberías comprobar si quieres pasar al menos los próximos diez años una vida común, sporting and intensive with these dogs and also having the objective conditions for it. Entonces deberías obtener información de un criador local que esté afiliado a algún club de perros de trineo. If everything goes well, you will have a wonderful experience.

Breeding and maintenance

¿Me conviene un malamute de Alaska?

The Alaskan Malamute a dog is not for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, stemming from its destiny as an original sled dog. All the lives of their caregivers, your human family must adjust to your needs. The real MALAMUTE necesita el desafío ante el trineo física y mentalmente. Aquí hay varias posibilidades de reemplazo incluso sin nieve. We see a kind of sled on wheels like a tricycle or a training car with four tires. Especially for Malamutes, drag competitions are organized, que son aceptadas por los perros con gran alegría y pleno compromiso. Especially the sport of dogsledding has something very special. Driving with the sleigh of the MALAMUTE through a snowy landscape in winter is one of the greatest experiences of all.

También le permite experimentar una profunda unidad entre el hombre-perro y la naturaleza de una manera que de otra manera es difícilmente posible. Of course it is also good for your health.

When traveling, it is better to take the MALAMUTE in an aluminum transport box. The Malamute is not a dog for an apartment. A house with a “jardíndebería ser un espacio ideal para esta raza.

The MALAMUTE es una de las pocas razas de perro que se puede mantener como una manada en una perrera sin ningún problema. But this kennel must be well secured. It is not that Malamutes are a danger to the environment, but they are kings of escape and they dig well and with gusto. You can hardly believe, through which little holes these heavy dogs can escape.

To the malamutes they like to sleep outside and snuggle with their head under their tail during the biggest snowstorm. El jardín, where the Malamutes, no debe ser considerado como un jardín ornamental, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes requieren que todo el estilo de vida esté en sintonía con esta asociación.

The Alaskan Malamute can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. Uno debe aceptar el desafío, even love, de luchar mentalmente con estos perros primitivos y seguros de sí mismos. They will gladly accept their masters and caregivers, will be loyal to them, but they must have leadership qualities combined with a lot of doggy mind. You have to fully commit to the experience of having a MALAMUTE. Not a dog for people without deep canine experience.

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Vídeos del Malamute de Alaska

Type and recognitions:

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  • FCI – Group 5: Section: 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs
  • AKC – Work Toy
  • ANKC – Group 6 – (Utility)
  • CKC – Group 3 – (Working dogs)
  • ​KC – Work
  • NZKC – Utility Toy
  • UKC – Northern races

FCI breed standard "Alaskan Malamute"

FCIFCI - Alaskan Malamute

Alternative names

    1. Alaskan Malamute, Mal, Mally (English).
    2. Malamute de l’Alaska (French).
    3. Alaskan Malamute (German).
    4. Malamute-do-alasca (Portuguese).
    5. Alaskan malamute (español).

American Mastiff Panja
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

The race American Mastiff Panja, was initially bred to protect homes and properties.

American Mastiff Panja



The American Mastiff Panja It is a breed of dog developed in United States, raised initially to protect the homes and properties of the people.

The term "panja”, by which it is usually known this race, proceeds of Panja Kennels, a hatchery situated in the city of Flint (Florida) who was one of the first to initiate selective breeding with the aim of turning it into a defined breed.

Unfortunately, many American Mastiff Panja They were used by drug traffickers and people linked to crime in order to serve as guard dogs of their properties and that environment and the training techniques used (very hard) they have led to this race to develop an instinct of guard very exacerbated.

Its origin is due to a cross between several races between them found dogs as the Pit Bull and Rottweiler.

Since they have been recognized by the DRA (Dog Registry of America), people in general have started to look at these dogs with other eyes, and fortunately not already belong, exclusively, to the world of drug trafficking… they have been able to get away from their (forced) dark past. They are currently used as companion pets..

Panja bandog, Rock bandog, drug dealer bandog, Detroit rock dog, American mastiff panja, Panja, rockweiler, pitweiler : all these names refer to the same type of bandog, product of miscegenation between American Pitbull Terrier and Rottweiler, that it arose in the city of Detroit ago 30 years.

American Mastiff Panja

Recognized by: BBC, DRA
Group: Work

Physical characteristics

The American Mastiff Panja is a working dog with an athletic and muscular body. Broad chest and extremities well muscular, straight lines, for strong bones, with the slightly angled hocks. They have small eyes, almendrados expression alert and curious. They have a broad head and short ears.

Like his compatriot the American Mastiff, the American Mastiff Panja differs from other Mastiff breed dogs in that its belfos not protrude, and they not drool-worthy.

The layer of hair is short, flat and shiny, It can be of different colors. The tail is usually cut to 1/3 its natural length. The height to the cross goes of 55,88 cm to 66,04 cm.. Y, the weight of 36 kg to 45 kg. The life expectancy of these dogs is of 10 a 12 years.

Character and skills

The American Mastiff Panja It is a dog with a relaxed attitude and calm temperament. Son excellent pets and protectors of their family nucleus. In the United States most of the American Mastiff Panja they are great with young children. The natural instinct of the race is to protect, they believe that it is his duty to protect everything and everyone in your home.

They are dogs intelligent and obedient, obedience training is recommended to prevent the onset of boredom and collation destructive behaviors, as chewing. It is a guard dog by nature, so it will always be ready to alert their owners of any suspicious activity. They are wayward, they have a dominant personality, but they are also very kind and loyal companions.

The American Mastiff Panja is in general, a very healthy dog, he does not have any important health problems to highlight, but like other many breeds of dogs, It is possible that some copies are in one higher risk of developing Hip Dysplasia.

The American Mastiff Panja you can live peacefully in a small house or apartment if you exercise it properly. They are calm and very homemade dogs with propensity to be lazy, so it is important that their owners motivate them and take them out for long walks. It adapts well to all climates and can tolerate varying weather conditions. It will be happier with a small courtyard where can lie in the Sun and do not forget that the daily walks are ideal for this athletic breed.

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Alternative names:

    1. American Mastiff Panja (English).
    2. American Mastiff Panja (French).
    3. American Mastiff Panja (German).
    4. American Mastiff Panja (Portuguese).
    5. "Mastín Americano Panja" (español).

American Mastiff
Estados Unidos Not recognized by the FCI

The American Mastiff He was raised to be a family dog, his character and temperament attest to this...

Mastín Americano



The American Mastiff es una raza perro tipo molosoide que fue desarrollado a lo largo de muchos años de cría selectiva por Fredericka Wagner de “Flying W Farms” (Kennel dedicated to the race), in Piketon, Ohio, ago 20 or 25 years (lo cierto es que me he quemado las pestañas buscando la fecha exacta… y no he dado con ella).

The objective was to develop a dog that had the size, temperament, the provision, y la apariencia de la raza Mastín, pero con menos problemas de salud y que no perdiera tanta saliva como las otras variedades de perro Mastín, and that life expectancy was greater.

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Japanese Mastiff
Japón FCI 260 - Molossoid - Dogo

The Japanese Mastiff is quiet, serene, dignified and extraordinarily peaceful.

Mastín Japonés

The Japanese Mastiff (Tosa) It is a breed of dog originating in Japan. Molosser imposing aspect, It is one of the favorite breeds for the lovers of dogs large size around the world. The breed emerged in the mid-19th century, When crossing various European breeds of large size (Great Dane, Mastiff, St. Bernard, Bulldog, German Shorthaired) with the native Shikoku Inu.

In Spain it is listed as a potentially dangerous breed of dog by Royal Decree, by which to his possession must obtain the licence for possession of dangerous dogs and register it in the corresponding Municipal registry of potentially dangerous animals. One of the things that are required for this license is insurance of civil liability to third parties.

Otros nombres: 土佐 / Tosa Inu / Tosa Ken / Tosa Tōken / Japanese Fighting Dog / Japanese Mastiff / Tosa Fighting Dog

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Japanese Mastiff

Read all about the race by clicking on: Tosa.

Italian mastiff
Italia FCI 343 - Molossoid - Dogo

The Italian mastiff It is a versatile and balanced dog that can adapt to all.

Mastín Italiano

Something small and elegant that the Neapolitan mastiff, the Italian mastiff (or Cane Corso) It was used in the past not only as a Cattle Dog but also in wild boar hunting., and as dog escort on long journeys of traders and, even, as a grip of Bull Dog.

Otros nombres: Cane Corso / Italianischer Corso-Hund / Italian Corso Dog / Italian Mastiff

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Italian mastiff

Read all about the race, by clicking on: Cane Corso.

Dogo cubano
Cuba Extinct

The Dogo cubano It was very notable and renowned for their ferocity. Extinct race.

Mastín Cubano



The Dogo cubano or Cuban dogge, It is a breed of dog of Cuba that has been terminated. It was very similar to the Bullmastiff. This breed of dog was used for dog fighting.

This breed of dog was introduced in Cuba to capture fugitive slaves (Maroons). After the abolition of slavery it became too expensive an animal to feed and it was so that, the race ceased to exist with the time.

Physical characteristics

They were among a Bulldog and Mastiff as far as size is concerned. Snout is short, bandwidth and abruptly truncated.

The head was broad and flat, and lips, pendants. The ears of medium-sized, and hanging also. Rather short tail, cylindrical, round upwards tipped forward.

They were described as a “Rusty color Wolf” with the face, the lips and black legs. The Cuban Mastiff is the largest breed of mastiff with an average weight of 136.5 Kg.

The Cuban Mastiff was very notable and recognized for his ferocity in the fight and for the skill in the persecution of slaves..

Bordeaux Mastiff
Francia FCI 116 - Molossoid - Dogo

The Bordeaux Mastiff It is very faithful to its owner and loving with children.

Mastín de de Burdeos

The Bordeaux Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux) is of French origin, is part of the large family of Mastiffs that even being of medium size turns out to be a dog of great strength and power, as a firm and determined to make it a great guard dog.

It is one of the most ancient French breeds, coming from the Eastern mastiffs arrived in Europe with the barbarian hordes. In more recent times, other races have contributed to the definition of this: the Mastiff, the English Bulldog, and the German Dogue.

The Bordeaux Mastiff is also called the "Doge of Bordeaux".

Otros nombres: Dogo de Burdeos / Dogue de Bordeaux / Bordeauxdogge

Crupo 2 / Section 2 – molosoids and mountain dogs.

Dogs breeds: Bordeaux Mastiff

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South African mastiff
Sudáfrica Not recognized by the FCI


The South African mastiff he is known for his bravery, his intelligence and his great resistance.

The South African mastiff (or Boerboel) It is a dog breed of molosser South Africa, comes mainly from the junction between the Bullmastiff, the Great Dane and the now extinct, Bullenbeisser.

This is a very suitable for the guard race, self defense and heavy work. Early examples date back to the year 1600.

Alternative names: Boerboel / African Boerboel / South African Mastiff / Burbul

Dogs breeds: Boerboel

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