One of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, the Alaskan Malamute is a powerful and friendly breed. They are known for their strength, endurance, and ability to haul heavy freight as sled dogs.
Although not originally from Alaska, Siberian Huskies are commonly found in the region. These energetic and intelligent dogs were initially bred by the Chukchi people of Siberia for pulling light loads over long distances.
This relatively new and smaller breed resembles a miniaturized Husky. Alaskan Klee Kais are known for their striking appearance and are often kept as companion dogs.
While not exclusive to Alaska, Samoyeds are known for their fluffy white coats and friendly demeanor. Originally bred by the Samoyede people of Siberia, they are strong, agile, and versatile.
Developed in New Hampshire but with strong Alaskan ties, the Chinook is a sled dog breed known for its friendly nature and ability to work in harsh conditions. They are a rare breed but valued for their strength and endurance.
Also known as the Tora Inu or Tiger Dog, the Kai Ken is a Japanese breed that has found its way to Alaska. They are medium-sized, agile, and known for their loyalty and hunting skills.
The American Eskimo Dog is a member of the Spitz family and is known for its fluffy white coat and friendly personality. Despite their name, they are not originally from Alaska but have adapted well to the cold climate.
Similar to the Siberian Husky, the Greenland Dog is a working sled dog breed that originated in Greenland. They are strong, hardworking dogs with thick double coats, well-suited for cold and snowy conditions.