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.
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The AKC standard lists the ideal weight of males of 85 pounds; bitches 75
24 to 26 inches (61 to 66 cm)
80 to 95 pounds (36.5 to 43.3 kgs)
11 to 14 years
America. A nomadic tribe, the Mahlemiut, originally bred this large dog breed for use as an Alaskan sled dog.
Energy Level:The Alaskan Malamute is tireless and exuberant.
Exercise Needs:The Alaskan Malamute needs a long daily walk or run of at least an hour.
Training Compatability:The Alaskan Malamute has average compatibility with the right training.
Popular Alaskan Malamute Cross-Breeds:
Alusky- Alaskan Malamute X Siberian Husky
Alaskan Husky- Alaskan Malamute X Siberian Husky
The Alaskan Malamute is:
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.
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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