Malamute, or Alaskan Malamute – a breed of dogs, originally related to working dogs. The homeland of the breed is the extreme north, and more specifically – the coast of Alaska. According to one of the common versions, the ancestors of modern Malamutes were sled dogs of the Eskimo tribe of Malemites, who inhabited the shores of Alaska. Along with huskies, Malamutes were actively used for the development of Alaska (including during the Gold Rush) as sledding and working dogs. During the Second World War, the Malamutes were drafted into the army, resulting in their almost complete extermination. By the titanic efforts of the breeders and by crossing the three remaining lines of these dogs between themselves, the number of malamutes was restored and significantly increased in the second half of the last century. At the moment, it is a very popular breed, a symbol of the State of Alaska. Continue reading
When do German Shepherd ears rise? Do I need to help them? But what if only one ear rose? About this and much more in our article.
According to the breed standard, the ears of the German Shepherd are erect and spiky, set vertically and parallel to each other (not laid apart). Broken and drooping ears are unacceptable and belong to the defects of the exterior.
The exception is puppies up to three months! Their ears can be of almost all shapes and sizes: large, hanging, semi-standing, rickety, and it happens that there is only one ear. All this is normal and does not require special attention from the owner, except for a light daily massage of the auricle and providing the puppy with a balanced diet.
The shape of the ears depends on the condition of the cartilage. In a puppy, they are soft and only begin to harden and harden. Over time, the cartilage will turn into an elastic cartilaginous plate, and the dog’s ears will acquire the desired shape. Continue reading