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Alaskan Malamutes

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Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamutes are normally a varying combination of white coupled with gray, sable, black, red or sometimes solid white. They are a larger breed, the largest of the arctic dogs, ranging in size from approximately 75-100 lbs. and 22-26 inches tall.

 

Nicknames: Mal or Mally
Origin: Alaska
Life Span: 12-16 years old.
Weight: Male: 85 Pounds – Female: 75 Pounds
Height: Males: Up to 26” – Females: Up to 23”
Group: Working Dog

 

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About Alaskan Malamutes

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The largest in comparison to other arctic dogs, Alaskan Malamutes can stand a full 5 inches taller. Originating in Alaska, Alaskan Malamutes have been working dogs for virtually all of their domestic history. They originally aided Inuits in hunting and transportation and later were developed into serious sledding dogs, most helpful in carrying freight. Recently, more and more families have been taking them on as a pet with no working role. 

 

Malamutes are incredibly intelligent and independent dogs. Their background in sledding and working make them a keen and resourceful breed. Their independence is often a hurdle for domestic owners, as they are a more difficult dog to train. An owner with a commanding presence and a lot of patience is better suited for these dogs than the average owner. That being said, an owner or family willing to take on that challenge is rewarded with an exceptionally loyal companion and lifelong friend. Malamutes, after a long history of living symbiotically with humans, have a great love for their families, and enjoy the company of humans.

 

Alaskan Malamutes are normally a varying combination of white coupled with gray, sable, black, red or sometimes solid white. They are a larger breed, the largest of the arctic dogs, ranging in size from approximately 75-100 lbs. and 22-26 inches tall. They have almond-shaped eyes and varying markings generally in the area of the eyes or collar region. They have a thick, woolly fur that keeps them warm in cold weather and is prone to daily shedding. This coat is thicker during the winter months and will thin out dramatically to prepare for summer. Their noses are black and their ears are small for the size of their head. They have a thick, plumed tail that flips over their back. 

 

These dogs are generally stout, muscular canines with a great need for constant mental and physical exercise. They are commonly subject to hip dysplasia and canine bloat. Their life expectancy is in the neighborhood of 12-16 years. Keeping up with the demands of constant physical activity and mental stimulation will ensure an Alaskan Malamute will live a long, fulfilled life. 

The largest in comparison to other arctic dogs, Alaskan Malamutes can stand a full 5 inches taller. They are less likely to be used in races, as their stoutness is better used in hauling freight at a slower pace. Its build is much thicker and stronger than that of its arctic counterparts who normally feature thinner, leaner builds, fit for speed. The female can have a little of 4-10 puppies. A lot of times this dog is mistaken for the Siberian Husky We found an Alaskan Malamutes Video. This educational video will give you an insight into this breed of dog.


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