Alaskan Malamute: Dog Breed Description

The Alaskan Malamute is a large working dog. They were used as sled dogs for many years, but were not as common as huskies. Initially, they were bred exclusively for sled dogs, but now malamutes have become excellent pets and just friends. These dogs are a little stubborn, but very loyal and intelligent. They have a beautiful color and physique.


This breed is distinguished by affectionateness, friendliness and loyalty, understands the owner well and learns excellently. Sometimes there are health problems (in the area of ​​the hip joint, etc.), the average life span of a dog is 12-15 years.


Loyal, intelligent and friendly breed. Good as a guard dog. Alaskan Malamute dogs prefer a calm and quiet person as a host, then they really make friends. These dogs are very stubborn, have strong hunter instincts, so it is not recommended to keep small animals near them.

Wool and care

Alaskan Malamute have a beautiful double coat. The top layer is thick and tough, designed to provide protection during even the most extreme weather conditions. Under the coarse coat there is a thick, soft layer to warm the skin. The color can be from gray to black. Paws and muzzle are almost always white. It is advisable to brush the coat with a special brush twice a week, and you can cut the dog twice a year. You can bathe your pet only in case of urgent need. Alaskan Malamute are very energetic dogs; therefore, it is advisable to walk with them at least in the morning and in the evening.


They lend themselves well to training, but due to some stubbornness they do not want to follow commands. It takes a little effort to gain the trust of a dog and truly become his master, teacher and friend.


Alaskan Malamutes are energetic and active. They can run and play outside all day. They do not like heat, so it is advisable to choose places for walking in the shade.

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