Alaskan Malamute

Only for the most experienced dog owner, the Alaskan Malamute is known to be a challenge to train, with many experts recommending obedience training is essential. This large dog breed has an independent and dominant nature, making it important for owners to start firm and consistent training and socialization that establish the owner’s role as leader immediately. Owners of Alaskan Malamutes must be assertive to ensure their puppy does not mature with behavioral problems. Unfortunately, the beautiful and Alaskan Malamutes have a very high dumpage rate. This dog’s size and strength, plus difficultly to train, can be too much for some people. However, for those willing to dedicate themselves to training, they will find a affectionate and loving dog, who love their family and enjoy energetic outdoor activities and play. This energetic dog is the perfect match for the family that loves jogging or swimming Despite their size, Alaskan Malamutes are not suitable as a watchdog, and in fact are generally quite dogs.


The Alaskan Malamute is the largest of the Arctic dog breeds.
These large dogs have a short weatherproof coat.
Known to be dominant and stubborn, the Alaskan Malamute is not suited for the first time dog owner.
The American Kennel Club recognized this large dog breed in 1935.
The Alaskan Malamute makes a great family pet.
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Group:

Working

Size:

Large

The AKC standard lists the ideal weight of males of 85 pounds; bitches 75

Height:

24 to 26 inches (61 to 66 cm)

Weight:

80 to 95 pounds (36.5 to 43.3 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

11 to 14 years

Origin:

America. A nomadic tribe, the Mahlemiut, originally bred this large dog breed for use as an Alaskan sled dog.

Popular Alaskan Malamute Cross-Breeds:

Alusky- Alaskan Malamute X Siberian Husky
Alaskan Husky- Alaskan Malamute X Siberian Husky

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Temperament

The Alaskan Malamute is:

  • Devoted
  • Friendly
  • Intelligent
  • Loyal
  • Stubborn

Grooming:

Your Alaskan Malamute will need to be groomed once a week.

Coat Length:

The Alaskan Malamute grows a thick coat.

Shedding:

The Alaskan Malamute is a heavy shedder.

The Alaskan Malamute grows a short coat that shed seasonally, making this dog unsuitable for allergy sufferers.

Health Concerns

Ectropion, Hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (Night Blindness)

The Alaskan Malamute is also known to suffer from Day Blindness, an inherited eye diseases that are detectable in puppies.

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2 Comments

11-May-2011

Chad

My favorite dog ever! I wish I lived in a cooler climate. I feel cruel to have them in the heat.

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20-Oct-2011

Diana

i now have a wonderful companion alaskan malamute puppy and we live in orlando,fl.and have to keep him inside running around with the air condition on high so its cold enough for him,and go out when it get cold here in the winter so i think he'll do ok and we will give him alot of love,since he is like a teddy bear so cuddly and cute.

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