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2010-07-23 08:52:00

Over the last few hundred years, Alaskan sled dogs have been bred to haul cargo over Arctic terrain and, more recently, for racing. Now, researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Genetics have identified the contributions different breeds have made to the speed, endurance and work ethic of Alaskan sled dogs. Heather Huson and Elaine Ostrander, from the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA, worked with a team of researchers to carry out genetic analysis in 199 sled dogs and...


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2007-12-18 11:35:44

The Alaskan Malamute is a northern breed frequently mistaken for a Siberian Husky. The breed descended from dogs in the Mahlemut tribe of northwestern Alaska; these dogs worked, hunted and lived alongside their owners. It was often used for freighting "“ pulling hundreds of pounds of supplies to camps. It is one of the oldest breeds of dogs. Today, this trait is still one of the things the Alaskan Malamute is judged on in competitions. Even though the breed is still sometimes used for...

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2007-12-18 11:34:18

The Alaskan Husky is a category of dog, but it falls short of being a breed. It is defined by purpose and lacks registration and restrictions to ancestry. The Alaskan Husky is one of the fastest sled dogs, sometimes running over 19 miles per hour. They are primarily bred for their racing ability. The Alaskan Husky is a mix of various northern dog types, especially the Siberian Husky and the traditional Alaskan village dog. Many other types of dog contributed including the wolf, Doberman,...

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2007-12-18 11:32:59

The Alaskan Klee Kai is a small dog in the spitz family. It was originally developed to create a smaller version of the Alaskan Husky (although it more closely resembles a Siberian Husky). The Breed was developed in Alaska in the 1970s when an Alaskan Husky mated with an unknown small dog. To further develop the breed, Siberian and Alaskan Huskies were used along with Schipperke and American Eskimo dogs to make them smaller. The breed was not released to the public until 1988, and they were...

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