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Alaskan Malamute Breed Information

Breed Name: Alaskan Malamute

Country of Origin: America

Height:

The males are typically around 25 inches while the females are a couple of inches shorter.

Weight:

Males around 85 lbs and Females around 75 lbs.

Temperament:

The Alaskan Malamute is a very individualistic and strong willed animal. They are very difficult to train and are not very obedient. They however form a strong bond with their owners and are very affectionate.

Colors:

These dogs come in almost all colors starting from black to sable and red. They are however never solid colored except for white. The most distinctive marking for this dog is the face mask of white, although this is not always present.

Other information:

The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest breeds of dogs and are named after the Mahlemut tribe of Alaska. They are said to be very primitive breeds that are believed to have interbred with wolves because of their free roving nature. Their entire history has been one of interdependence with their human companions and they tend to view humans more as companions rather than owners. They are very difficult to control and will have to be kept on a leash or fenced in always as they will run off at the first opportunity. They will return when they want to not when you want to.

They are very powerful dogs and are capable of tremendous pulling power as they were used to haul heavy sledges over long distances. They are not great speed specialists but have tremendous powers of endurance and can outlast most other breeds especially when weighed down with a sledge. They are very hardy and hardly require any maintenance although if you do not live in or near the arctic circle you will have to have a pool of water so that they can cool off in summer. They are great pets in rural places where their enormous exercise needs can be met.

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