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Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is an ancient breed that was named after a native tribe in Alaska. The tribe began breeding Alaskan Malamutes around 1000 BC and the breed is one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs in existence. During the period of 1909 through 1918, breeders experimented by breeding the Alaskan Malamute in crosses with other Arctic dogs. They hoped to produce an even stronger and more resilient breed that would be better equipped to survive in the hostile environment of the Arctic.
Genetic Diseases that can be tested for:

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Cone Degeneration

Australia / NZ statistics: No information is currently available - keep checking this page for updates

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Please be aware that other genetic diseases or developmental abnormalities may still be present. A genetic test does not replace the need for ongoing clinical assessment by a veterinarian. Disease penetrance and clinical assessment of affected animals can only be performed by a qualified veterinarian.

Disease Statistics provided by breed club health committies and member bodies