New figures have revealed that the Alaskan malamute has increased in popularity with families in the UK faster than any other breed of dog.
Once obscure on UK shores, the wolf-like breed was put to use as a sled dog in the Arctic and is especially resistant to sub-zero temperatures and snow blizzards – a rarity in Britain.
According to new figures released by the Kennel Club, the number of malamutes in the UK has increased by nearly 1,000 % during the past ten years, and now the breed outnumbers more familiar dog breeds such as basset hounds, standard poodles and corgis.
Speaking to The Telegraph, UK Alaskan Malamute Club representative Anne Nevinson commented:
“They are wonderful pets but they are not (more…)