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GENERALBreed group: Type: Pure Breed
Talent: Watchdog, Weight pulling
PHYSICALSize: Large Weight: 60-106 lbs Fur length: Ears: Pointy Fur type: Straight
Fur Color: Black & Brown, Merle / Spotted / Brindle / Speckled, White / Cream
ATTRIBUTESLife Expectancy: 12-14 years Rarity: Uncommon Availability: Hard to find
Climate: Not good for warm climate
The Kugsha Dog or the Amerindian Malamute is an ancient dog breed with a history that dates back to 1000 years. Originating from America, this breed was used as freight or weight pulling dogs. It resembles to a wolf with profusely haired body. It stands between 20-27 inches and weighs about 60-106 lbs. The dog comes with a wedge-shaped head and medium length, slightly tapering muzzle. It has small and obliquely set eyes. Small and erect ears are triangular in shape. The neck is long, broad and muscular. Rectangular body is slightly longer than it is tall. The back is strong and straight. The dog has sturdy and powerful legs. Straight and strong forelegs and slightly angulated and powerful hindlegs give this dog strength and speed. Normally drooping tail is long and bushy. The dense and double coat of this breed can come in any colour. This dog is NOT recognized by AKC or any other major kennel club.
The Kugsha Dog can come in any colour but most common colours are white, brindle and fawn.
It has a medium length, dense double coat that protects the dog from harsh cold weather.
The Kugsha Dog is an independent, loving and intelligent dog with lots of spirit. They have higher intelligence levels than most other dogs. With its eager to please nature, the dog is easily trainable and learns fast. It forms an strong bond with its owner and does not like to be left alone for longer time periods. It may not be suitable for families with small children due to its predatory nature. Early socialization and training is important for this independent dog. It gets along well with other dogs and pets in the family though. The Kugsha Dog is a powerful breed that has been used as freight and weight pulling dogs. It needs a firm and confident owner who can establish himself as this dogs' true packleader. This breed is not for first time owners or weak persons.
The dog has a dense coat that is made to protect the dog from very cold weather. As such, this breed is not suitable for hot climatic conditions as it can get heat up very quickly. Small and young children should be monitored when interacting with this breed due to its predatory nature.
A firm, strong and experienced trainer, who understands this dog and can win its confidence and respect, will be able to train it. It is an independent dog who, despite very high intelligence, may opt not to listen to its trainer. It needs a strong hand to guide this dog towards training with firm and consistent training routines.
The Kugsha Dog is moderately agile. Daily walks are a must. This dog should be given ample playing time and space. It may not suit apartment life style.