The Argentine Polar Dog (Spanish: Pero Polar Aranzino) was an Argentine breed dog that is now extinct. Argentine Polar Dogs were developed by the Argentine Army with the aim of equipping their Antarctica targets with sled dogs. The breed was the result of crossbreding between a Siberian Husky, a Greenland dog, an Alaskan mulmute, and a Manchurian spitz. However, the breed moved out of Antarctica in 1994 in compliance with the Protocol on Environmental Protection for the Antarctic Treaty (PEPAT).
The Argentine Polar Dog originated in Argentina in the mid-20th century. It was created by mixing breeds such as Alaskan Malamute, Greenland Dog, Manchurian Spitz and Siberian Husky. As Argentina began to establish its identity as a bi-continental country, the Argentine army wished to reach the South Pole.
The Argentine Polar Dog serves as an excellent transport means and protector. In the 1950s, General Hernan Pujato brought sled dogs from Greenland and Alaska. After that, a team of more than thirty non-commissioned officers began an effort to breed. They needed a dog that could lift heavy weights, could easily travel long distances, and could breed easily.
The Argentine Polar Dog met all the requirements of the Argentine army. They were excellent means of transport and circulation, due to which the breed flourished in the military tribe.
The gestation period in lasts for 60-64 daysThe primary period of the reproductive cycle of the female is called Proestrus and goes on for around 9 days. During this time the females begin to draw in males. The subsequent part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive to the male. It goes on for around 3 to 11 days. The third part is the Diestrus. Usually, it happens around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for distinctive red and reaching its end. The vulva gets back to average, and she will no longer allow mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time span between heat periods ordinarily keeps going around a half year. The litter size ranges between 6 to 8 puppies at a time
They should perform well on high quality dog food, whether it is commercially manufactured or prepared with the supervision and approval of your vet. Any diet should be appropriate for the age of the dog (puppy, adult or senior). Some dogs are at risk of being overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level. Treatment training can be an important aid, but giving too much can lead to obesity. Know which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not. If you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet, check with your vet. Clean, fresh water must be available at all times.
This breed has boundless energy. They are highly intelligent and are required to do the job. Early socialization is necessary, and training at an early age is important. They are a strong powerful breed with incredible speed and need a lot of space to run. It is not a breed that thrives in a busy urban environment or suburbs unless it has a lot of activity, nor is it a breed for kenneling. He prefers to hang out, where his strong herring and safety instincts and his bond with his territory and his “people” keep him from escaping.
It is a healthy breed with few health issues. Life expectancy is 10 to 12 years, but it is not unheard of for them to live well beyond this.