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Alaskan Malamute

Photograph by Emily Jencso, My Shot

Cooper is a 4.5-year-old Alaskan malamute. He weighs in at about 120 pounds. He has worked with me guiding since he was a pup. When we worked the commercial salmon season in Alaska, our skipper would cook him salmon, since Cooper won't eat it raw. He has also worked wilderness therapy, carrying his own pack and spreading his calmness to the kids. He is an everywhere dog despite his large size; he makes friends wherever he goes. This photo was taken overlooking Dark Canyon, Utah.

(This photo and caption were submitted to My Shot.)

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