The Alaskan Malamute is a sociable member of the spitz family named after the Eskimo Mahlemut people who reside by the shores of Kotzebue Sound, a mountainous region in the Arctic Circle. According to stories, this and other similar arctic dogs derive partly from wolves. Whether this is true or not, the Malamute has developed great stamina and speed. It is highly prized as a sled dog, being capable of surviving in arctic temperatures, and of hauling heavy loads over rough terrain. Despite its rather wolfish appearance, the Alaskan Malamute is a gentle, kind-natured dog, and makes a loyal and devoted companion, but is not very good with other canines. It needs daily brushing and lots of exercises.

Breed Group : working
Weight : male: 85 lbs ( 38.5 kg ) ; female : 75 lbs ( 34 kg )
Height : male: 25 inches ( 63.5 centimeters ); female: 23 inches ( 58 centimeters )
Breed Overview Information :Alaskan Malamutes were originally utilized as sled dogs although they are not as fast as their Siberian Husky competitors. They got their name from the Mahlemuts, a tribe in Alaska that looked after them. They have highly prized thousands of years ago since they were the only means of transportation by the Mahlemut tribe. Though they were originally bred as sled dogs, they also excel in search and rescue and racing. A number of Alaskan Malamutes have taken part in expeditions to the North and South Poles due to their keen sense of smell and direction. Now, aside from pulling sleds, participating in races, and search and rescue operations, the Alaskan Malamute also serves as an excellent family pet.
Breed Character Information :The Alaskan Malamute is very friendly, devoted, and affectionate. It is somewhat stubborn which makes it difficult to train. However, their stubbornness can be mellowed down when trained firmly and consistently as a puppy. Compared to other dog breeds, the Alaskan Malamute is very quiet since it does not usually bark unless when absolutely necessary. The Alaskan Malamute has a tendency to bloat since it usually gobbles down whatever you offer it.
Breed Coat Information : The Alaskan Malamute has a double coat that usually comes in black or gray with white highlights. Their double coat protects them from cold weather. However, they are highly sensitive to heat. Its coat is thick, usually two inches in length. If you have asthma or allergies to-dos, it is recommended that you consider other dog breeds since the Alaskan Malamute is a heavy shedder. This breed is generally clean and has an odorless coat.
Breed Temperament Information :The Alaskan Malamute is somewhat dominant towards small dogs and animals. However, they are generally very friendly which makes them unsuited to be guard dogs. When left alone or ignored for a very long time, the Alaskan Malamute will become a nuisance and will develop disruptive habits.
Breed Ownership Information :Alaskan Malamute dog breed information are available to aid you in determining if this is the right breed for you. It is highly recommended that you read and study this breed’s personality before buying or adopting one.
Breed Activity Information : Alaskan Malamutes are very active. They love daily walks with their owners and will not refuse off the leash runs in a wide area. However, make sure to give them enough water when the temperature is too hot since they are quite sensitive to heat due to their double coat.
Breed Care Information :This breed is generally healthy although they are prone to hip dysplasia and dwarfism. To ensure that your dog is healthy, it is imperative that you buy from reputable breeders only. Also, you should schedule regular visits to a certified veterinarian for your Alaskan Malamute even if it is just a puppy.
Breed Training Information :  Since the Alaskan Malamute may be quite stubborn, it is important to train them as a puppy, Like most dog breeds, they respond best to fair and consistent training.
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