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Amaqqut Alaskan Malamutes is based in West Yorkshire in the north of England. The kennel name Amaqqut was adopted as it means "wolves" in one of the many Inuit dialects, suiting the primitive looks of the breed. We bought our first Malamute in 2001 following a couple of years of intensive research and over time we have added to our furry family, currently owning 4 dogs and having bred one litter.

We are members of the Alaskan Malamute Club of the UK and the Alaskan Malamute Club of America and are active in the breed, taking part in activities with our dogs throughout the year. We take part in dog showing and rally obedience during the summer and during the winter we back pack, weight pull and for several years we worked our dogs on the UK rally scene, although we prefer now to do longer distance treks. Along with a friend, Emma, Joan helped to introduce the Alaskan Malamute Club of America working titles to the UK when Kodi and his friend Scooby became the first two UK Malamutes with working titles and he was also the first dual titled Malamute in the UK when he added his weight pull title. Joan is active within the Alaskan Malamute Club, having been on the committee for over a decade, holding various posts such as running Rescue, being on the health sub-committee, show manager and is now Chair of the Club, webmaster and breeder list coordinator. Joan has been accepted onto the AMCUK "A3" list for judging Malamutes in conformation and is enjoying judging some really lovely dogs and has also passed the hands-on assessments for several other breeds including Canadian Eskimo Dogs, Leonbergers and Japanese Akita Inus. Joan also currently writes the breed notes for Our Dogs weekly canine newspaper.

Our dogs are first and foremost our much loved pets, we love the breed and look forward to the future with them. Malamutes are certainly not simply a pet though, more a lifestyle and we find an active Malamute is a happy Malamute.

Our thanks go to Walt and Kath Howarth of Hawkam Alaskan Malamutes and Canadian Eskimo Dogs in Lincolnshire who put their trust in us and allowed us to enter the Malamute world. They have been with us every step of the way and have shown enormous support in all we do, we truly couldn't have asked any more from them.

Joan & Jeff Sheehan





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