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Alaskan Malamute

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.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Alaskan Malamute was named after a native Innuit tribe called the Mahlemuts, who settled in Alaska.
Alaskan Malamute
  • Size Large
  • Height Male - 63.5 centimetres at the shoulders
    Female - 58 centimetres at the shoulders
  • Weight Males - approximately 38 kilograms
    Females - approximately 34 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Shades of light gray to black, shades of sable to red, or all white
  • Activities Sledding, Agility, Conformation
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both