Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Breed Size :
Big Size

Height :
Male 61 - 66 cm Female 56 - 61 cm

Weight :
Male 36 - 43 Kg Female 32 - 38 Kg

Average Life :
10 - 12 years

Race and Behaviour Specialist Can Paksoy's character analysis



Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamutes are friendly, compassionate and loyal, but may act freely as they wish. They are full of energy at early ages over the years, but they will be a little slower when they are older. Alaskan Malamute is very attached to the master. It does not matter for them to live outside as long as they can communicate enough with people. Alaskan Malamute is generally calm, but can howl and adore digging. 

Alaskan Malamute Training

Alaskan Malamutes are friendly and decent but they should be approached with a decisive attitude in the training process to provide loyalty. Domestication of some Alaskan Malamute can be difficult.

Alaskan Malamute Care

Alaskan Malamute does not need to be combed frequently, but it needs to be combed elaborately with a hard comb at the time of shedding. Alaskan Malamute brings an average of 4-10 puppies and has a life span of 10-12 years. They are susceptible to musculoskeletal and dermatological diseases. They are generally not suitable for hot climates, in hot regions they should be in the shade, watered and cooled. Alaskan Malamute will eat anything what you give, so you have to be careful not to feed too much to prevent obesity.

Alaskan Malamute Character Structure

Alaskan Malamute is usually good with children, especially with older children. Being friendly is making him a failed guard. He must be under control when there is small creatures (cubs) around him because of his powerful moves. They may be aggressive against another Alaskan Malamutes. Early socialization is important for Alaskan Malamute to establish good relationships with other domestic animals.

Alaskan Malamute Character Properties

Energy Level High
Exercise needs High
Playfullness Moderate
Getting on with other dogs Low
Getting on with other pets Low
Getting on with children Moderate
Behavior with foreigners Good
Trainability Moderate
Protection feature Low

Alaskan Malamute Feather

Alaskan Malamute has a dense double layered fur. Outer fur is thick and hard, lining fur is oily and woolly. The fur is pure white or white mixed with gray, sable, black or red, the legs and chin are generally white. Alaskan Malamute's feathers grow in winter and shed in the spring.

Alaskan Malamute Exercise Needs

Alaskan Malamute needs to do a lot of activity. It is recommended that they should be exercised intense at least one hour every day. Alaskan Malamute definitely likes to take a sled or wagon, so you can enjoy touring or running with him. Alaskan Malamute may be unhealthy and aggressive if not allowed to exercise.

Alaskan Malamute Living Environment

Alaskan Malamute is not suitable for apartment living. They need a large garden with the reason that they are an active breed. If you are living in a garden house and want to keep the Malamut in the garden borders, you should build a high fence and bury the fence deep in the soil. Because the Malamut are strong in digging, and can easily lead themselves out of the fence. Alaskan Malamuts like to travel around the land that they believe belongs to them. They are resistant to freezing colds due to their fur structure, but they need to be kept cool in hot weather. In hot climates to avoid damage, care should always be taken by keeping them in a sheltered dark shadow area and with cold water.

Alaskan Malamute Origin

Alaskan Malamute comes from Arctic, where he took his thick fur to resist extreme colds. It is known to have lived in Mahlemute in Alaska in the early days (Mahlemute means Mahle village). Alaskan Malamute is a line that is rich in size and power so that they can pull the large bodies of seals and polar bears back to village. They have a very important task, and so they are known as valuable employees and friends. Alaskan Malamute faced the danger of extinction due to mixing of breeds at Alaskan gold era in 1896, but in the 1920s he was saved by a New England breeder and Alaskan Malamute fan, and subsequently increased its popularity. Alaskan Malamute gained fame by helping Admiral Byrl who travel to the South Pole in 1933, and served as a gathering dog and search and rescue dog in the Second World War. As prototypes, they are strong, hard, and sled dogs.

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