Dog Breed Guide: Alaskan Malamute
Dr. Marc is a veterinarian and writer for Pets Best, a dog insurance and cat insurance agency.
About the Alaskan Malamute
Height (to base of neck): female 23″, male 25″
Weight: females 75 lb, males 85 lb
Color: Gray in different shades, black, red and sable with distinct face markings and points.
Origin: Alaska, United States
Coat: Very dense double coat with a wooly soft under coat and dense coarse guard hairs.
Life Expectancy: 12 years
Energy level: High
Exercise needs: High
Breed Nicknames: Malamute
Is an Alaskan Malamute the Right Dog Breed for You?
The Malamute is a native sled dog of Alaska and has been bred for hauling heavy sleds in harsh conditions. They are very active, strong and have good stamina. They are good with children, especially when early socialization is implemented. They can be aggressive towards other dogs. They are stubborn and get bored easily, which can lead to destructive behaviors. They are quite vocal. They blow their coat twice a year and have moderate grooming needs.
Common Illnesses, Medical Conditions and Accidents for the Alaskan Malamute
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