Country/Date of Origin: United States/3000 BC
This is the sled dog of stamina and strength rather than speed. The Malamute gets its name from the Malamute tribe, an Inuit people of northwestern Alaska. These nomadic Eskimos used the dogs to haul their possessions between camps. The breed type was stabilized in the 1920s and accepted for showing in the American Kennel Club in 1935. After that the Malamute gained immense recognition because of its use as a war dog.