Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute
Size
Large
Height
Male - 25 Inches at the shoulders, Female - 23 inches at the shoulders
Weight
Males - approximately 85 pounds, Females - approximately 75 pounds
Coat
Medium
Color
Shades of light gray to black, shades of sable to red, or all white
Energy
Medium
Activities
Sledding, Agility, Conformation

One of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, the Alaskan Malamute was first bred in Alaska to carry large loads over long distances. A majestic, dignified breed, the Malamute is highly intelligent and learns quickly, but he also can be strong-willed. Loyal, devoted and highly athletic, he is an affectionate family companion that enjoys outdoor activities. The Malamute needs daily exercise, and his thick, coarse coat requires daily brushing and occasional baths.

Did you know?

The Alaskan Malamute was named after a native Innuit tribe called the Mahlemuts, who settled in Alaska.

Training Alaskan Malamutes

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