Your favorite AKC dog breed is the Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs and was named after the native Innuit tribe called Mahlemuts, who settled along the shores of Kotzebue Sound in the upper western part of Alaska. The Alaskan Malamute is a member of the Working Group and was first registered by the AKC in 1935. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Alaskan Malamutes. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button - makes a great Alaskan Malamute Christmas Gift.