Greenland Dog
Dinamarca FCI 274 - Nordic Sledge Dogs

Greenlandés

The Greenland Dog is not an easy breed to control, it is necessary to thoroughly document their character.

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History

It belongs to the oldest dog breeds in the world.

For centuries, the Greenland Dog has accompanied the Inuit in their common homeland: It is said that more than 1.000 years he came with his ancestors from Siberia to North America. In the icy expanses it still serves the inhabitants as a versatile all-rounder and has always been specifically bred for its ability to work and its robustness.. Helped in hunting seals and polar bears, as well as hauling loads through ice and snow, even over long distances. In times of need, it also served as food for the inhabitants in the past.

The outstanding physical abilities of the Greenland Dog they also sparked the interest of the first polar explorers, who saw him as an ideal companion for expeditions. For example, Roald Amundsen, the most successful explorer of the Arctic and Antarctic, was also accompanied by Greenland dogs. The breed has its origin in Greenland and, therefore, is under the patronage of Denmark. Genetically, the Greenland Dog is identical to canadian eskimo dog, that is not recognized by the FCI. Today, the Greenland dog belongs to a total of four breeds of sled dogs. By his side are the Alaskan Malamute, the Samoyed and the Siberian Husky.

Physical characteristics

The characteristics of this dog have always been more important than its appearance. The strong build allows the Greenland Dog to drag loads through the snow for long periods of time. Size variations are possible, with males generally over 60 cm in height to the cross, females over 55 cm.. The ears are upright, triangular and slightly rounded at the tip. This sled dog wears its tail slightly curled on its back. The coat consists of a smooth undercoat and a fairly thick, smooth top coat. The fur is longer on the head, the legs and the lower part of the tail than the rest of the body. All coat colors except merle and albino are allowed. The eyes should be slightly slanted and dark – blue or different colored eyes lead to disqualification according to the standard.

Character and skills

From Greenland, the largest island in the world, this four-legged friend has conquered the hearts of many dog ​​lovers. However, keeping a sled dog like this requires not only experience, but above all a lot of space and time to satisfy the need for movement of this robust worker.

The character of the breed is determined by its field of application: Like Inuit sled dogs, the greenlandic dogs they are very persistent and full of energy. In addition, hunting companions are brave and show a pronounced hunting instinct. Because most of them lived in the herd and rendered their faithful services to various people, do not tend to bond strongly with people , but they are basically human friendly – and therefore are not suitable as watchdogs. However, they do not usually miss the opportunity to greet friends – or strangers – loudly and cheerfully.

Attention: The greenlandic dog may not bark much, but tends to howl a lot. Loves to live with other dogs in a pack.

Greenland Dog Education

Who wants to train a Greenland Dog need knowledge, experience with dogs and above all a lot of patience. A clear hierarchy is very important to the independent sled dog and will question it if the opportunity presents itself.. This applies to other dogs as well as their owners. You need a reliable consequence and a sensible education, accept your own head (stubborn) of the race. Exhausting this dog both physically and mentally is the basic requirement for a good education, as a little challenged sled dog will want to vent elsewhere, and this is probably not to the liking of its owners. It makes sense to go to puppy school with this dog, to socialize widely with conspecifics of different sizes and races. If you want to train with the growing dog in a canine school, you should clarify in advance if the trainers have already had experience with the special character of sled dogs.

Greenland Dog Health

For centuries, robustness has been the main breeding objective of this four-legged friend, It is not surprising that the Greenland Dog be one of those breeds that have hardly any health restrictions. However, when i buy a puppy, look for parents who are free of hip dysplasia (HD) – some lines may have a slight tendency to this. As with all big dogs, the stomach can also be twisted, so it is important to take breaks after meals. Due to its origin and its fur, that adapts to icy conditions, These breeds are considered to be heat sensitive and, therefore, should not be kept in hot countries. Nor should you encourage your Greenland Dog to carry out sports activities above the 15 degrees Celsius. Your companion will feel correspondingly comfortable in the colder season. In winter, However, be sure to take proper care of the legs, as road salt can quickly lead to chapped or inflamed skin.

Greenland dog nutrition

A Greenland Dog using sled dogs consumes enormous amounts of energy and needs an appropriately adapted diet. Therefore, it is important to adapt the amount of food to the workload and the constitution of these dogs – information provided by manufacturers can only provide approximate guidelines. Of course, the puppy's energy requirement is not that high yet, since you should only move moderately anyway.

Feed your puppy three to four servings of a high-quality food per day. Regardless of the age of your puppy, meat should be the first element of the diet and therefore the main component of food. In addition, cereals have no place in dog food. If your quadruped is performing well, increase the amount of food accordingly.

Food should be relatively high in fat and low in carbohydrates, as well as dietary fibers to supply your endurance athlete with sufficient energy. It is important that a session of physical activity is carried out with an interval of time between the last meal – it is better to feed your Greenland dog three hours before training and in any case avoid too much exercise after feeding. This is the only way to minimize the risk of a life-threatening stomach twist.. Of course, it is also important that fresh water is always available for your four-legged friend. On longer trips you should take adequate precautions and carry enough water with you.

Greenland dog care

A coarse toothed comb is sufficient to comb the soft undercoat – this should be done regularly, especially during coat change, because the Greenland Dog misses – not only during this time – a relatively large amount of hair. If your partner has gotten dirty, usually it is enough to let the coat dry and then comb it well. Stubborn dirt should be gently rubbed off the coat with a damp cloth. A bath is not normally necessary – if this happens, use a mild dog shampoo.

Especially with older dogs that move less, you should check if your partner is wearing out his claws enough and if necessary help with claw scissors. They also have eye and ear cleaners and dog tick tweezers ready to use when needed. For dental care, for example, special dog treats are suitable. Or you can use a dog toothbrush and toothpaste, which is particularly effective in fighting tartar. Many dog ​​owners perform this ritual for well-groomed small teeth regularly.. However, if you are considering this, you should accustom your puppy.

Employment for Greenland Dogs

Properly use a Greenland Dog in other latitudes it is a demanding task for which only a minority of dog lovers have enough time and space. Ideally, sled dog training should be done with him, which in turn is only possible to a very limited extent in most countries. An alternative is training with special trainers. Also Canicross offers sports owners the possibility to discover nature together with their partner. This four-legged friend also likes long walks through the woods as a supplement. Always be aware of your pronounced hunting instinct. It is essential that you have it under control to be able to enjoy relaxed walks. Always pay attention to an age-appropriate load and don't overload your four-legged companion.

Is a Greenland Dog Right for Me?

The Greenland Dog is a four-legged friend for sports connoisseurs who appreciate his independence and want to do many outdoor activities with him. Under no circumstances does this sled dog from the frozen expanses of Greenland belong to an apartment or even the city – nor does it belong to the warm regions of southern Europe. If you want to live with a greenlandic dog, you should think about buying two of them at the same time, because dogs like to hang out with conspecifics. If you live in the country, you can keep your greenlandic dogs in a herd under the open sky in a leak-proof garden with an open kennel. So the heat sensitive sled dog can look for a shady spot in the summer – this should be absolutely available.

Of course, the Greenland Dog also happy with family connections. However, it's not the classic “one person dog”. Anyway, these companion animals are never primarily family or companion dogs, but rather working dogs – you should always be aware of this. If one can use your dog to his full capacity, they can live well with a family and so they are also extremely kid-friendly.

Cats or small animals are not suitable to live with this ambitious hunter. You don't have to be a professional dog if you decide to stay with this four-legged friend, but you must already have some experience with dogs and above all do not underestimate the time required for the workload. Due to these requirements, the Greenland Dog It is a breed for connoisseurs that can meet high maintenance demands.

Where do I find my desired Greenland dog?

A greenlandic dog is a rarity in Central Europe. So if you want a Greenland Dog move in with you, you should contact the Nordic dog breed clubs. They can arrange contacts with Greenland dog breeders – also abroad – and advise you on the breed requirements if necessary. If you are looking for a sled dog and cannot find one in your region, you should consider whether one of the other three sled dog breeds would be an alternative: the Siberian Husky are much more common in Europe. With a little distance one also comes across relatively easily with breeders of malamutes de Alaska or samoyed. But: All breeds pose great challenges to their owners.

If you are looking for a greenlandic dog older and grown up, you should look for Nordic breed dogs, especially in animal shelters. Although you will most likely not find a purebred Greenlandic dog here, many Nordic dogs whose owners have underestimated their urge to move are waiting for a competent new home where they will be given enough occupancy. The most promising way to find them is to search the internet. If required, Nordic dog breed clubs can also give you tips on searching. You will surely find a Nordic quadruped that envelops you in a short time with its charm. Ideally, this person should not live too far from home., so that you and your potential new roommate can get to know each other before you decide to let her move in. Remember that these dogs live better with other dogs of the same species and clarify – with the breeder or the current foster home of the animal protection – how well the new dog fits in well with an existing dog or if you decide to get a duo right away.

Ratings of the Greenland Dog

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

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Affection Level ⓘ

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Social Needs ⓘ

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Apartment ⓘ

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Grooming ⓘ

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Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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Health Issues ⓘ

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Territorial ⓘ

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intelligence ⓘ

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Images of the Greenland Dog

Photos:

1 – Lulo is the only Greenlandic dog used as a pet in Upernavik, Groenlandia by Slaunger, edited by Thegreenj / CC BY-SA
2 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pikist.com/free-photo-sckxk
3 – Greenland Dog by https://www.needpix.com/photo/836500/greenland-dog-dog
4 – Greenland Dog by https://pixabay.com/es/photos/groenlandia-perro-de-groenlandia-1963005/
5 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pxfuel.com/en/free-photo-xodqt
6 – Greenland Dog by https://pixy.org/4674986/
7 – Greenland Dog by https://www.pikrepo.com/nemmp/brown-and-white-short-coated-dog-on-green-grass-during-daytime

Greenland Dog Videos

Type and recognitions:

  • CLASSIFICATION FCI: 274
  • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
  • Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs.
    • CKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Greenland Dog breed FCI standard

    Greenland Dog FCI Greenland Dog FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Kalaallit qimmiat (Qimmeq), Grønlandshund, Grünlandshund, Esquimaux Dog (English).
      2. Groenlandais (French).
      3. Grønlandshund (German).
      4. Gronlandshund (Portuguese).
      5. Esquimal de Groenlandia, Groenlandés (Spanish).

    Alaskan Malamute
    Estados Unidos FCI 243 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Alaskan Malamute

    It is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know.

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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, a territory between two large rivers: 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.

      These dogs were famous for their beauty and characteristics of strength and endurance, they did of them optimal elements for shooting.

    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, the caribou, for unexplained reasons, They changed their usual migration routes and taking away the Malamute tribes an important source of livelihood.

    In these conditions families no longer could afford keep groups of dogs trained for more than two or three copies: testimonies of the time talking about men, women and even children helped their dogs to pull the sledges. So the population began to decline and the way they ran their dogs.

    Its ability to carry heavy loads it is revealed when he is chosen for expeditions to the Arctic Circle, 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.

    Physical characteristics Alaskan Malamute

    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.

    The Malamute stands upright on its legs and embodies the pride and great joy of movement with its upright head posture and alert radiating eyes., 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, powerful shoulders and all the other physical conditions you need to do your job efficiently. 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; they are white to camouflage in the snow and thus be able to catch prey.

    How big is an Alaskan Malamute?

    Malamutes have a height at the withers of 64 cm in males and 59 centimeters in females. The weight is between 34 and 38 kg.

    How long can an Alaskan Malamute live??

    His life expectancy is more than 12 years.

    Character and skills Alaskan Malamute

    It is a sled dog with ancient origins, 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, keeping it locked and devoid of psychic stimuli, 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, but it can be a good 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 herd instinct and hierarchy, which results in frequent attacks with other animals. In addition, males are very territorial and competitive among themselves so it is not advisable to accommodate them together. Females may be easier to train and better adapted to living in houses. This race like the company human, 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 stubborn and difficult to train 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, both physically and psychologically, 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, they are then sometimes in the shelter or offered as a companion dog.

    Care, health and diseases

    How much care does an Alaskan Malamute need?

    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.

    Is there a typical Alaskan Malamute disease?

    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.

    What food is best for an Alaskan Malamute?

    The Alaskan Malamute is often a picky eater. The mushers they have secret recipes with treats to provide their dogs with enough energy before races. Like most dogs, likes a meaty beef bone and fresh meat.

    Activities

    The Alaskan Malamute has to work. This usually means its use as a sled dog.. An attitude like that of a farm or family dog ​​would not be appropriate for the species.

    Considerations before purchase

    Where can you buy an Alaskan Malamute?

    If you are interested in a Alaskan Malamute, the first thing to do is visit some sled dog races. Then you should check if you want to spend at least the next ten years a common life, sporting and intensive with these dogs and also having the objective conditions for it. Then you should get information from a local breeder who is affiliated with a sled dog club.. If everything goes well, you will have a wonderful experience.

    Breeding and maintenance

    Is an Alaskan malamute good for me?

    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 needs the challenge to the sled physically and mentally. Here are several replacement possibilities even without snow. 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, that are accepted by dogs with great joy and full commitment. 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.

    It also allows you to experience a deep unity between man-dog and nature in a way that is hardly possible otherwise.. 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 “garden” should be an ideal space for this breed.

    The MALAMUTE it is one of the few dog breeds that can be kept as a pack in a kennel without any problem. 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. The garden, where the Malamutes, should not be considered an ornamental garden, to put it in a nice way. The malamutes require the whole lifestyle to be in tune with this association.

    The Alaskan Malamute can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. One must accept the challenge, even love, of fighting mentally with these primitive and self-assured dogs. 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.

    Alaskan Malamute photos

    Alaskan Malamute videos

    Ratings 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 their character, their need for exercise, their interaction with other pets, your care and if you have young children, their level of tolerance towards them.

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    Hair loss ⓘ

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    Affection Level ⓘ

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    Exercise Needs ⓘ

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    Social Needs ⓘ

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    Grooming ⓘ

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    Stranger Friendly ⓘ

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    Barking Tendencies ⓘ

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    Health Issues ⓘ

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    Territorial ⓘ

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    Cat Friendly ⓘ

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    intelligence ⓘ

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    versatility ⓘ

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    Child Friendly ⓘ

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    Type and recognitions:

    • Group 5 / Section 1, Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • FCI 243, AKC, ANKC,CKC, KC, NZKC, UKC

    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 (Spanish).

    Samoyed
    Rusia FCI 212 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Samoyedo

    The Samoyed, Although it may seem a teddy, It is a true athlete who needs exercise daily.

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    History

    Where does he come from Samoyed originally?

    The Samoyed is the archetype of a dog from the far north. It belongs to the archetypes of the dog in general. The Samoyed it is one of the oldest dog breeds. Type dogs Samoyed have accompanied the peoples of Siberia for thousands of years. The Samoyeds (or nenets) are various indigenous peoples who have lived for thousands of years throughout Siberia to the Arctic Ocean. Most live as nomads and follow the herds of wild or semi-wild reindeer. Their dogs have different tasks. They pull the sleds with the household goods or with the hunters for the hunt. They pull the boats over the snow into open water. They help with the reindeer herds. They guard and protect people as if they were herds.

    They defied death even when facing the polar bear, the world's largest land predator. The Samoyeds provide an excellent navigation system that makes its way through icy deserts even in fog or snow storms, avoiding cracks and ice holes. They often sleep in the tents of the Samoyedos. They keep each other warm. So it is not surprising that peoples Samoyeds have an extremely intimate relationship with their dogs, and not only because their existence in the far north depends on these dogs.

    The Countess Aga von Hagen reports in his book on dog breeds from 1933 that the “Samoyed Spitz” was treated as a sacred dog in his homeland and that no family Samoyed voluntarily separated from his dogs. On the other hand, the Countess explains that the Samoyed Spitz, through this close connection, show a “high development of mental characteristics despite their ferocity”. Was not up 2017 that a report by Russian archaeologists was published, who had found remains of 9000 years old ten dogs in Siberia. In the permafrost these were so well preserved that they could be closely examined and classified as sled dogs.

    Only in 1889 English Ernest Kilburn-Scott managed to import the first Samoyeds from Siberia. So these dogs entered modern pedigree dog breeding. Immediately one turned to their outer appearances. The white color rose as a characteristic of a Samoyed basically arbitrarily to standard. At that time, like today, se and take Samoyed original in many colors, only rarely in pure white. To impose the pure white color, inbreeding was carried out according to this dubious criterion and thus much of the real character and extreme robustness of the Samoyed. In addition, the breeding base was already very small anyway, because Siberian peoples were reluctant to give up their dogs for breeding in England.

    At last, in the Decade of 1950 they also crossed the original line, these being very different in character and, if you look closely, also in appearance. Although the Samoyed current European breeding has lost much of the original character of the true Siberian dog, still an original breed. The most exciting thing about him is that he shows at the same time a close connection with humans. Not without reason, the Samoyed is one of the founders of other breeds of dogs such as the Eurasian. The first standard for Samoyed it was created in 1909, in 1913 was recognized in England. The FCI, Fédération Cynologique Internationale recognized her in 1959.

    Physical characteristics

    Males tend to have more size females usually weigh between 20 and 32,5 kg, while females usually weigh between 17 and 25 kg.

    The eyes samoyeds are usually black or brown, and slanting. The nose or truffle must be well developed and preferably black. At some times of the year you can clarify giving rise to the commonly call “nose in winter”. Some other factors such as age or climate can clarify it, but it is important to always keep the edges of black. On the contrary it would mean a veterinary visit.

    The ears they should be thick and completely covered with hair, form triangular, and upright. In most cases they are white, but occasionally they can be Brown clear (known as color “cookie”).

    The tail the samoyed is one of the traits most distinctive of this breed. As the Mally, the tail hanging hook-shaped on his back; However, and unlike the Malamute, the Samoyed tail touches the back and tilts, slightly, on one side and must not be a very closed hook or in the form of “flag”.

    In cold climates, some Samoyed sleep with their tails on the nose to provide additional protection. The majority of the Samoyed, They allow the tail to fall when they are relaxed, but they back to its original position when they are alert.

    The Samoyed, they have a dense double coat of hair. The top layer has a dense, straight and thick hair, It seems the white but it has some dyes of silver. This top layer keeps the Undercoat relatively clean and free of debris. The bottom layer is a soft, dense and short hair that keeps the dog warm.

    The bottom layer is changed from one to two times a year, process known as shedding of hair. This in no way means that they move hair only on these occasions, year-round fine hair it is moved and replaced, which - usually- sticking it on your clothes or simply air fleet.

    The standard Samoyed may have a mixture of color White and biscuit, Although dogs completely white or completely color cookie are not rare. Males are generally longer than females fur.

    The Samoyed, they are good to aseando themselves, not too many baths still needed. Dirt typically falls easily from the outer layers of hair, making the dog show clean.

    The hair of the puppies is more porous, so it is easier to you manche with the grass and mud if they are long time outdoors. The aspect of brushing is more difficult, that by their thick fur in some areas like the back of the ears tend to tangle is if not brushes weekly.

    The Samoyed will require that, cut the hair that grows between their feet bearing, but with this exception the rest can stay so, course.

    Except for reasons medical or hair is extremely entangled, It is not recommended that the Samoyed is shaved, If your hair acts as both the cold and moderate heat insulation, In addition to that protects the skin of the Samoyed Burns by the rays of the Sun.

    An important feature of this breed is hardly to present the characteristic odor to dog, making them good dogs live indoors. The lack of dander, also, makes them hypoallergenic.

    The thick layer of hair can make you feel uncomfortable in the summer in locations where the climate is warm, where prefer the Interior because the air is colder. The coat also acts as a natural repellent against lice and ticks.

    When moving the hair, most of the outer layer falls and is replaced, the old man can fall into large bundles, leaving hollow spaces in extreme cases. You can brush the hair, with a metal comb, so we can accelerate the process of molting and help the Samoyed to regain its appearance more quickly. Brushing frequently help him is not enrede.

    Take a bath to the Samoyed is a long process, because the hair is almost "water proof", so it will take time that is completely wet and then completely wet. Samoyed hair should be dry with forced and cold air (using a hair dryer), because the water can become trapped in the bottom layer of hair thick making it difficult to evaporate.

    It is important that you rinse well, Since shampoo or SOAP remnant can lead to infection by fungi, difficult removal without having to shave the affected area. To keep the hair of the radiant Samoyed, brushing and a healthy diet may not be disparaged.

    How big is a Samoyed?

    The samoyed have a height at the withers of about 57 cm in males and 53 centimeters in females. Weight is not prescribed by the standard, but it is usually between 18 and 30 kg.

    How long can a Samoyed live?

    A healthy Samoyed can reach 12 years and more, and this with a good physical condition.

    Character and skills

    The provision of play the Samoyed does a not recommended dog as guardian; an aggressive Samoyed is rare. However, with their tendency to bark can be dog watches diligently, barking when something or someone approaches their territory.

    The Samoyed, they are one excellent company, especially for small children or even other dogs, remaining also playful until advanced age. The Samoyed, also, they are known to be somewhat fools sometimes difficult to train due to their lack of diligence and not for lack of intelligence, so it must be persuaded obey orders which are given.

    His inheritance by pulling sleds, the Samoyed, has no problems to pull objects, and a Samoyed that has not been trained has no problems drag its owner with the wrist strap when you get to ride instead of walk at your side.

    Running is a special passion of the samoyed, more precisely: pull sleds. If you are interested in a Samoyed, you should definitely visit the sled dog races in winter. It is deeply impressive and fascinating.

    You can feel the extreme tension of the dogs much earlier in the field of Musher. When you go to the exit, there is hardly a stop. Like in an explosion, this tension of these rather heavy looking dogs dissolves in the acceleration of the sled. The strength of the Samoyeds is not their speed, but its unusual resistance.

    Instinctively act as herding dogs, so when playing, especially with children, they tend to try to guide them.

    This breed is characterized by its expression alert and smiling, What has earned him the nickname of “Samoyed smile” or “smiling dog“. They have great vitality, which is why, well care retain her youth and that youthful spirit until his old age. Their average lifespan is of 12 a 18 years, Although some can live a little longer.

    As a working breed, they have an excellent resistance and without daily exercise, they become bored and/or depressed they, that can lead to it barking excessively, destroyed or have a worthy of a master of escape behavior. While they are healthy dogs they have tendency to certain diseases.

    Care, health and diseases

    The Samoyed for show breeding is affected by numerous hereditary diseases due to one-sided breeding in outward appearance and today's very small breeding base. You should avoid parenting, that values ​​the exhibition championships.

    How much care does a Samoyed need?

    The Samoyed's lush double coat needs regular grooming. Especially during the coat change in spring and summer, his house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair even though our Samoyed brush daily.

    What food is better for a Samoyed?
    The Samoyed does not have any special requirements in its diet. How most dogs like a meaty beef bone and fresh meat. The Samoyed is very suitable for barbecues.

    Activities with your Samoyed

    How much exercise does a samoyed?

    With a Samoyed you can do winter sports very well, ideally as a sled dog. The Samoyed needs an appropriate workload for each species.

    Considerations before purchase

    Where can you buy a Samoyed?

    If you are interested in a Samoyed, the first thing you should do is visit some sled dog races. Here you can experience the heart of these dogs live. Then you should get information from a local breeder who does not breed stuffed Samoyeds for show.. The breeder should have examined their dogs for special risks of inherited diseases. This is a natural in serious parenting.. In addition, there should be no inbreeding, that can be estimated by looking at the pedigree, if no name appears there twice. The breeder must have his litter well documented by photo. You should be able to see the litter together with the mother bitch, after the fix, in the place. Please, Do not buy Samoyedos by Internet, because there is a high risk that the puppy comes from a seller or breeder of dogs, normally well camouflaged.

    Education and maintenance of a Samoyed

    The Samoyed easy to train and guide, but it is not a dog for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, derived from its destiny as an original working and sled dog. So you need a lot of occupation and activities, ideally in the sport of sledding.

    If you don't exercise and are even left alone without a deep connection to your family, can become a nervous and upset dog, that can even destroy the apartment or the garden.

    The Samoyed not a dog for a flat or the big city. The ideal would be a house with a garden. To the samoyed they like to sleep outside and roll their head under their tail even in the biggest snowstorm. The garden, where do these dogs stay, should not be an ornamental garden.

    The luxurious coat of the samoyed needs regular care. Especially during the change of layer in spring and summer an intensive grooming is indicated. Then the house, the car and clothes will be full of her long hair even if you brush it daily. You don't have to be picky here. In the car, it is best to transport it in a box from a specialized store.

    The Samoyed can be trained very well by an experienced owner. You have to accept the challenge, It even has to motivate you to fight mentally with this original and confident race. They will gladly accept their masters or caregivers, will be loyal to them, but they have to demonstrate leadership qualities combined with a lot of knowledge of the breed. You have to be fully involved in the experience with these typical Nordic dogs, rustic.

    Through a gentle but disciplined upbringing, a samoyed must be aware of its position in the ranking as early as puppy age. There should be no question who determines the rules of the house.

    Ratings of the Samoyed

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

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    Samoyed pictures

    Videos of the Samoyed

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ANKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ​KC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • NZKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs

    FCI standard of the Samoyed breed

    Samoyed FCI Samoyed FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Bjelkier, Samoiedskaya, Sobaka, Smiley, Sammy (English).
      2. SAMOYEDE (French).
      3. Samojedenhund, Samojedenspitz (German).
      4. Samoieda, Samoiedo (Portuguese).
      5. Samoiedskaya Sobaka, Nenetskaya Laika, Samoiedskaïa Sabaka (Spanish).

    Mally
    Estados Unidos FCI 243

    Alaskan Malamute

    It is reputed to be stubborn and difficult to train among people who do not know.

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    History of the Alaskan Malamute

    Also called Alaskan Malamute, Dog is a native of the Arctic, and one of the oldest breeds in the sled 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.

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

    The area inhabited by the people of the Malamute were the banks of the Kotzebue Sound, a territory between two large rivers: the Kobuk and the Noatak. Men and women of the tribe of the mahlemiut (MALAMUTE) they were highly prized amongst other inuit tribes for their courage, his pride and his skill in hunting and fishing.

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    Siberian Husky
    Estados Unidos FCI 270 . Nordic Sledge Dogs

    Husky Siberiano

    The Husky is a highly specialized working dog. Running is his passion.

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    History

    Where did the Siberian Husky originally come from?

    The history of the Siberian Huskys is inseparably connected with the lives of the people of the Arctic Circle. Only with their dogs, that pulled the sleds, they helped in the hunt, provided reliable GPS, they protected them from polar bears and finally warmed them up on cold nights, the people there managed to survive. However, the Siberian Husky as a modern dog breed it is quite young. Its history began around 1910, and in Alaska the huskies they were bigger and stronger, comparable to current MALAMUTE.

    At the sled races a Siberian fur trader appeared with his thin dogs. They were called “Husky“, at that time an expletive for the eskimos. But these dogs won race after race. The polar explorer Roald Amundsen noticed them. Norwegian Leonard Seppala began to reproduce them. His breakthrough came in 1925 when a diphtheria epidemic broke out in the remote city of Name in the middle of the polar winter. In extremely heavy snow there was no way to get through. Adults and children died. So brave mushers under Seppala's leadership they decided to bring the salivary serum to more than 1000 kilometers with their sleds of huskies. They gave it their all and the people were saved. A monument was erected on the Central Park in New York in honor of Husky. Even today the “Great Iditarod Sled Race” is still celebrated every year in Name.

    The Siberian began his triumphal procession with the people of the sled dogs. He benefited from the fact that mushers they wanted fast dogs for short distances, While the inuit depended on endurance and long distances. There are many breeds of sled dogs that vary according to need, as the Husky de Alaska. But only the Siberian Husky is recognized as a breed of dog.

    In 1932 the standard defining it as a working sled dog was approved according to the “form for function”. In the USA., breeders started around 1970 to create a Husky For the general public. Two lines were developed, the Showdog and the Siberian Husky employee.

    Popular mixes

    Mixes with Siberian Husky they are not rare. But due to the highly specialized nature of this sled dog it is not infrequently problematic.. So it's not uncommon for nervous dogs to emerge, that can also bite.

    Physical characteristics

    How is a Siberian Husky?

    The Siberian Husky, call Husky To abreviate, it is one of the most original dog breeds. Has an unmistakable appearance. A Husky embodies wildlife, he immediately remembers his father the wolf. In fact, it is one of the dog breeds most closely genetically related to the wolf. And that, even though he has been working as a sled dog for over 10.000 years and there has been no significant crossing with wolves since then, as shown by genetic investigations from 2020. The official FCI standard still defines the Siberian Husky as:

    Medium size working dog, fast, light feet… extremely capable of performing its original task as a sled dog and pulling light loads at moderate speed over long distances.

    All colors from black to white are allowed. Characteristic is the structure of its coat with a very dense undercoat and a skin-like top coat. As a whole, the Husky reminds of a wolf in appearance, complexion and sometimes in his coat.

    A Husky moves with light feet. His walk is unmistakable. It is a special pleasure to see your elegance and power in space while running. However, only one legend says that a black eye belongs to the Husky. Although it is allowed by the rule, still a genetic defect. Inuit have avoided blue eyes, because they reduce your vision in the polar sun.

    How big is a Siberian Husky?

    The height at the withers is between 50 and 60 cm with a weight between 20 and 28 kg.

    Characteristics and traits

    The Husky is a highly specialized working dog. Running is his passion, especially pulling sleds. If you are interested in a Husky, you should visit the sled dog races in winter. It is deeply impressive and fascinating. You can feel the extreme tension of the dogs much earlier. When you go to the exit, there is hardly a stop. Like in an explosion, this tension dissolves in the rapid acceleration of the sled, which can then be dragged over dozens of kilometers in a stretch. The Siberian Husky loves this job and needs it too. This is a challenge to your posture.

    The Husky it is a modern and archaic dog. In his character there is much wolf life although – purely genetically speaking – is not more closely related to him than other dogs. The huskies they are quiet but excellent observers and can, for example, steal a piece of sausage from your plate in an instant and with great precision. They don't make much of a fuss about their actions. At most before a common excursion their temperament runs through them. The huskies they are excellent hunters. To their humans they are friendly and gentle. The Husky he is not a guard dog but is willing to defend his family effectively.

    Care, health and diseases

    How much care does a Siberian Husky need?

    The Siberian Husky needs regular grooming, at least weekly. Coat changes, twice a year, they are particularly intense. Then your house, his car and his clothes will be full of his long hair, even if you brush it daily.

    Typical diseases of the breed

    The Siberian Husky it is a very healthy breed as long as it is not raised in extreme conditions. One extreme is the racing huskies, that are only optimized for the sporting success of mushers. Here we see many deformations of the march, thermal balance, the entire cardiovascular system and even the psyche. Partially bad in both directions, what is made of these extremely robust primitive dogs today.

    What food is better for a Siberian Husky?

    The Siberian Husky is often a very picky eater. That is why their diet is often demanding. Of course, this always depends a little on each dog. The mushers they have secret recipes with treats to provide their dogs with enough energy before races.

    Activities

    How much exercise does our Siberian Husky need?

    The Siberian Husky Today is divided into two types as described. In both, However, the Husky
    authentic still alive. The huskies they want to run. This doesn't just mean an extensive nature walk. Can you feel the essence of a Husky when you experience it at sled dog races. You can only keep one Siberian Husky in a species-appropriate way, if you do a sled sport or its variants for training without snow. Otherwise, you have to give it a lot of activity, Every day.

    Considerations before purchase

    Where can you buy a Siberian Husky?

    If you are interested in a Siberian Husky, The first thing you should do is check if you want and can spend at least the next ten years of a common sporting life with these dogs. Then you should look for a trusted local breeder, or in an animal shelter.

    Education and maintenance

    Does a Siberian Husky suit me?

    The Siberian Husky a dog is not for beginners. You have high demands on your attitude, stemming from your destiny as a sled dog. All of our routines must be tailored to your needs. This especially applies to working line dogs.. In the case of show lines for family dogs, these requirements are only valid up to a point. Here sometimes you can even see directly dogs used to living in an apartment. But are they still huskies?

    The real Siberian Husky needs the challenge in front of the sled physically and mentally. There are many possibilities here even without snow. We see a kind of sled on wheels like a tricycle or a training car with four tires. Canicross is the name of the discipline in which huskies they pull a runner by the lap belt. In bikejöring they pull a mountain bike, in scooterjöring of a special scooter, in skiing of a skier. This type of dog sport has something very special. It allows you to experience a deep unity between the man-dog and nature in a way that is otherwise almost impossible..

    Ride with a sleigh of huskies through a snowy landscape in winter is one of the greatest experiences of all. Of course it is also good for your health.

    Sporting success should never be sought at the expense of dogs. The Siberian Husky not a dog for an apartment. The ideal would be a house with a garden. The Husky it is one of the few dog breeds that can be kept in a kennel with several dogs. He likes to sleep outside and curls his head under his tail during the heaviest snowfall and enjoys his peace and quiet. The garden, where to huskies they like to stay, should not be considered an ornamental garden.

    The Siberian Husky can be well trained by an experienced dog owner. He is open and honest and likes to work alongside his master or carer, although his “will to please” be limited. Not a partner for any kind of tricks. Only when it comes to pulling a sled are you with all your senses and all your will to do so. Quickly learn to follow the orders of the musher. In daily contact he is trouble free and frugal. Must be used to other pets, especially cats or rabbits, from the puppy, otherwise it sees them as prey.

    Ratings of the Siberian Husky

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

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    Images of the Siberian Husky

    Photos:

    1 – A black-and-white Siberian Husky with blue eyes by Flickr user Pamela Carls (IrisDragon) / CC BY-SA
    2 – Siberian Huskies by Dolphin / CC BY-SA
    3 – A “Sable”-coloured Siberian Husky by Original photo taken by Flickr user Sue and Marty. Edited by User:Pharaoh Hound / CC BY-SA
    4 – Husky Siberiano in Mont-Tremblant, Canada by Ellie Lord ellie_lord / CC0
    5 – Five year old female Siberian Husky named Luna by Biowk / CC BY-SA
    6 – A head of 3-months old Siberian Husky by MrPanyGoff / CC BY-SA

    Siberian Husky Videos

    • CLASSIFICATION FCI:
    • Group 5: Spitz and primitive types.
    • Section 1: Nordic Sledge Dogs. Without working trial.
  • Federations:
    • FCI – Group 5 – Section 1 Nordic Sledge Dogs.
    • AKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ANKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • CKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • ​KC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • NZKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • UKC – Nordic Sledge Dogs

    FCI standard of the Siberian Husky breed

    Siberian Husky FCI Siberian Husky FCI

    Alternative names:

      1. Chukcha, Husky, Sibe (English).
      2. Husky sibérien, Husky (French).
      3. Husky (German).
      4. Husky (Portuguese).
      5. Siberian husky, Husky siberiano, Chukcha, Shusha, Keshia, Siberiano (Spanish).

    Alaskan Husky
    Nordic Sledge Dogs - Estados Unidos

    Alaskan Husky

    Alaskan - Autor de la foto: siva_lovehorses (flickr).

    The Alaskan Husky is an athletic dog and generally healthy, specializes in sledding.

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    Alaskan Husky history

    Classified not as much as canine race as a type or category of dog. There are no fixed characteristics of pedigree, but rather for the purpose, it is to be a very efficient sled dog.

    The origin of this dog is Alaska and Canada. These fully domesticated dogs came thousands of years ago. Today, the Alaskan sled dogs They can be crossed, type Husky, or a combination of several. They also vary in size and Constitution based on the use of the dog, to compete or work.

    Sled drivers usually distinguish between Alaskan Husky and crossbreeding, in an informal way, so it is possible that this type of dog has a degree of appearance of wolffish.

    Most of the Alaskan Husky have pointed ears, qualifying, in fact, as spitz type dogs.

    There are some specializations within this type, as the Mackenzie River Husky or the MALAMUTE, the Alaskan of Sprint as the Eurohound, or distance.

    It must be borne in mind that in sledge racing championships, These dogs can come with loaded sledges to the 30 km/h and runs for three days at a rate of between 30 a 50 km daily.

    The Alaskan They are valued for their toughness and resistance. They earn an average speed of 31 km/h.

    Alaskan Husky physical characteristics

    This type of dogs, at least those that are used to speed racing, are of moderate size, with an average 21 a 25 kg for the males and 17 a 19 kg for the females.

    The eyes They can be any color, many are blue. The eyes blues are not considered an essential feature of this race. The fur It has two layers, short hair and of medium length, Although not much, and usually less dense than pure breed of the North, the length of the shortest layer is governed by the need for an effective heat dissipation during races.

    Athletic and generally, healthy. Its Life expectancy is usually between 10 a 15 years.

    Character and skills

    They tend to vary greatly in personality both in colour and appearance. However, in general terms, They are very affectionate dogs, to live with other dogs and humans.

    These dogs they are not suited to a lifestyle of urban apartments, that they need a constant source of exercise, and because of its incredible resistance, It seems that they never tire. It is an adventurous and tends to be very quiet in the car rides. These dogs are happy to live outside or inside the home of its owners, But if he leaves out, It is not recommended if you have a perfect lawn, are amateur digging wells

    His hair tends to be self-cleaned just like a Mally or a Siberian Husky, which is why they need less frequent baths, In addition, they do not usually smell. They have a season of hair shedding in the spring and, Unlike in the Siberians, Malamutes or German shepherds, they may not leave large quantities of hair around the House all year round.

    Nothing is impossible obstacles to this type of dogs, that they tend to go up to almost two metres away the sitting position. Although swimming is not your Forte, they tend to show any resistance or fear of the water and you can train and motivate them to make them good swimmers. Usually very good vision and sense of smell, which it makes them very good hunters.

    Alaskan Husky images

    Vídeos Alaskan Husky

    Alaskan Husky Ratings

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

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    Type and recognitions:

    • Nordic Sledge Dogs
    • They are not recognized by the AKC, nor by the FCI

    Alternative names

      1. Alaskan Husky (English).
      2. Alaskan Husky, Alaskan (French).
      3. Alaskan Husky (German).
      4. Alaskan Husky (Portuguese).
      5. Alaskan Husky (Spanish).

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