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The Alaskan Malamute pendant head study celebrates the Arctic conditions these dogs thrive in. Power, drive, interest and curiosity distinguish the Alaskan Malamute’s personality. The name ‘Malamute’ comes from one of the oldest Eskimo tribes, the Mahlemut. These people live a stark life with no excesses and hardly any luxuries. The Alaskan Malamute is Alaska’s state dog which represents this way of life and the amazing endurance of spirit that drives these dogs on.

The Alaskan Malamute is one of Alaska’s oldest sled dog breeds. Powerfully built, the Alaskan Malamute is both strong and high-energy, making it the perfect sled dog. Transportation by dogsled is sometimes the most reliable form during the long, dark, cold Northern winters. In 1925, the 1400 citizens of Nome, Alaska were plagued by an outbreak of diphtheria that spread quickly through the isolated community. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race celebrates the heroic 1000-mile relay that rescued the citizens of Nome from sure peril. These working dogs are capable of withstanding unimaginable conditions that very few of us could survive.