By Dakota Dog
The Alaskan Malamute is a medium-large to large dog that
between 70-95 pounds and measures up to 25". They are best
as sled dogs and are used to hard work. They ideal for cold
climates or homes that will keep them cool and hydrated in hot
summers. The Alaskan Malamute has a thick, coarse outer coat
and wooly, dense undercoat. They are dressed for cold weather.
If you own an Alaskan Malamute and live in a warmer climate,
you need to make sure that they have a place to get out of the
sun and plenty of water.
They come in a variety of colors including solid white,
shadings of light to medium gray, black, sable, and red. In
animals with shadings, parts of legs, feet, the underbody, and
part of face markings are predominantly white. The AKC does
recognize any other solid colors than white.
Alaskan Malamutes are independent, friendly and loyal. They
more active as puppies and tend to mellow when they get older.
They are chewers, diggers and explorers. If you don't want it
played with, than put it away. When your Alaskan Malamute is
outside, make sure that they can't dig out of the yard or jump
over they fence. They are not good apartment, small home or
city dogs. They love to be outside and need plenty of room to
play. Because they are extremely playful as puppies, they
be better for older children until they become calmer. They
best with other animals and pets when they are socialized at a
young age. They can be aggressive towards other dogs and can
consider small animals prey. This is an ideal dog for a family
home that allows plenty of outdoor time to play and explore
The breed dates back over 2000 years and is a native of
They were originally used as sled dogs by the Alaskan Malamute
Eskimo tribe. In addition to a companion dog, the Alaskan
Malamutes are still used as sled dogs for racing, exploration
and families living in arctic regions.
As hardworking sled dogs, they are important household pets
families living in cold, snow covered areas and imperative to
their way of life. If you are looking for an independent but
loving companion, the Alaskan Malamute is a perfect dog for
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