Alaskan Malamute is a nice family pet. Here is your informative A-list of Alaskan Malamute. They are also known as Maly. People always mistaken Alaskan malamute as Siberian Husky, in fact they are different in many ways. Alaskan Malamute is a Nordic sled dog and this dog breed is descended from Arctic wolf. The dog name came from the Mahlemuts tribe of upper western Alaska. They serve for multiple tasks as sled dog, working dog, hunting dog and companion in the past. 2000 to 3000 years ago, this dog breed was form of transportation for Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska. They were bred to be calm and independent thinker. Today, Alaskan Malamute is still used as sled dog or keeps as family pet.

Facts about Alaskan Malamute

  • Temperament – Alaskan Malamute is hardworking, energetic, resourceful, extremely loyal and intelligent. They are affectionate with family, they are able to get along well with older children. Alaskan Malamute puppies are difficult to train compare with other breed of puppies. However, obedience training and early socialization is vital for this dog breed. They tend to howl and dig around. It is not advisable to keep them together with other pets. Because of their friendly character, Alaskan Malamute is not suitable as a guard dog. The Alaskan Malamute need a firm and confident leader, this dog breed need a lot of love, interaction and attention. They love cold climate and cannot stand heat. They need plenty of water during warm weather.
  • Appearance – Alaskan Malmute is a large Arctic dog come with white muzzle and legs. They have a pair of erect ears and almond shaped of brown color eyes. They have large feet and plumed tail which is curls over the back. They have dense double coat so they can stand cold weather.

Alaskan Malamute Breed Information

Size Large
Height 61 – 66cm (male) 56 – 61cm (female)
Weight 36 – 43kg (male) 32 – 38kg (female)
Colour White, black and white, wolf sable, wolf gray, red with shading, black with white shading or all white
Group Working Breed Dog
Life Span 12 – 15 years
Exercise Ability Daily long walks is needed, let them dig, run and roam around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush twice a week with bristle, use dry shampoo when necessary. This breed is heavy shedder and undercoat clumps twice a year
Litter Size Average of 6 puppies
Environment Large yard, prefer cold weather
Barking Medium and they tend to howl

The Alaskan Malamute has common health problems as hip dysplasia, chrondo displacia, bloat and skin disorders. Here is some sharing about Siberian Husky and Newfoundland dogs

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