Malamutian Chariots

As a follow up to Tala’s husky hunting the other weekend we returned this weekend purposefully late and just managed to catch them leaving en masse.

Alaskan Malamutes in their chariots

Alaskan Malamutes in their chariots

The Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Club meet every Saturday at Lenin Park from about 10-11am. With puppies costing upwards from 20 million dong or about 900 US dollars, these dogs are owned by a growing elite in a country where the average monthly wage is only about 185 US dollars.P1070237Like everything in Vietnam, the huskies and malamutes also travel by motorcycle. Although, more often than not, it is on the rather luxurious new Vespas whose wide foot base it would seem was made for carting around large dogs which should be in the Arctic pulling a sled….

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