Resourceful, Affectionate, Playful

Breed Overview

The Alaskan Malamute worked, hunted, and lived close to their humans above the Arctic Circle for many years. Often referred to as a sled dog, these pack dogs were bred for power and endurance in harsh conditions. A Malamute needs appropriate care in hot, humid conditions. This breed is serious about digging and climbing in addition to having a strong prey drive, so check your fence often. A microchip and id tags are a must for this roamer.

A great love of people makes them wonderful family dogs but unreliable watchdogs as their outgoing personality see everyone as a playmate. Malamutes love children, and will happily frolic with them for hours. Intelligence combined with a stubborn streak makes them a challenge for first-time dog owners. For more on the breed check out the American Kennel Club.

Alaskan Malamute

Life Expectancy The Life expectancy of the Malamute is 12-15 years.

Size & Activity Level

Ranging between 70-100 pounds and part of the Working Group, the Alaskan Malamute is a large dog. This breed will excel in all manner of dog sports. Hence, a natural athlete, and a task seeker, who needs plenty of time for romping. Exercise cures all manner of possible bad behaviors, and burns off engergy.

Care & Grooming

The Malamute’s thick coarse double coat is weather repellant. All things considered, they are relatively low maintenance with grooming.  As they have a cat-like tendency to keep clean, while being practically odorless.  However, shedding heavily causes a  need for a blown out coat twice a year.  Above all, invest in a good vacuum.

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