Alaskan is known to be the largest and oldest of all Arctic Sled dogs according to American Kennel Club. Before they become house dogs, they were used to carry large loads in Alaska as sled dogs.  It was said that this breed of dog was named after the native Innuit tribe called Mahlemuts. The coat of an Alaskan Malamute is thick, enabling it to live in cold places. The color of the coat of Alaskan Malamute can range from light gray to black and to red.

Alaskan Malamute is affectionate and loyal to its owner. It will often be spotted wiggling its tail next to the owner when the owner is around. Training should be provided to an Alaskan Malamute as early as possible because the adapt quickly and they learn fast. It is important that the dog develops a routine and behaviour that does not subdue the owner. The usual size of a male Alaskan Malamute is 25 inches tall and usually weighs 85 pounds. On the other hand, the size of a female Alaskan Malamute is 23 inches and weighs 75 pounds.

In an effort to continue the breed of Alaskan Malamute and help those Malamutes that are homeless or abused, the Alaskan Malamute rescue is organized to extend the help to all those Alaskan Malamutes that are endangered and to feed those dogs that are hungry. They also aim to provide new homes to these Alaskan Malamutes by fostering. The Alaskan Malamutes are sold to new foster parents under terms and conditions that these dogs will not suffer the same injurious situation it suffered before. The Alaskan Malamute rescue also encourages people to report abused Alaskan Malamutes and they will definitely rescue it as soon as possible.

In an effort to ensure the protection of the Alaskan Malamutes, the organizers of Alaskan Malamute rescue created a website for everyone to be educated and to be aware on how much responsibility is needed in taking care an Alaskan Malamute. Rearing and fostering is not an easy task because prospective buyer needs to treat the dogs humanely and with care. The Alaskan Malamute rescue also held events for sponsorship program, the proceeds of which will be used in rescuing more Alaskan Malamutes.

There have been good reviews about the Alaskan Malamute rescue operation and people have been very happy in fostering Alaskan Malamutes and in getting informed of the factual situation.