Like other arctic dog breeds, the Alaskan Malamute was originally bred for its strength and endurance to haul heavy freight as a sled dog and hound. To this day, you can still Alaskan Malamutes hauling freight and helping out their human companions, carrying light objects through snow-covered landscapes. Most Alaskan Malamutes, however, are brought up as pets.
Such is the life of Tydus. Based in South Africa with his human buddies and pet companions (a parrot and a kitten), Tydus most likely will never see a sled in his life. But with almost 150k followers on Instagram, this Instagram celebrity doesn’t complain.
“We came across the breed and were intrigued by their personality and the fact that they are not as hyper as Huskies,” his owners shared in an interview with helloBARK!. “Not to mention their amazing look and stature! We undertook some research and had our mind set on getting a Malamute.”
His stature is indeed impressive (take in mind that Alaskan Malamutes can reach 100 pounds). But what makes his Instagram page stand out is the fact he’s being brought up alongside his buddies, Trez—an 11-year-old Congo African grey—and Bane, a one-year-old rescue kitty.
“Trez is much more vocal,” admit the South African pet owners. “He is our African grey parrot and has a motor mouth! He warms up his voice box every morning at 6am.”
Follow their unique lifestyle on Instagram!