The Alaskan Malamute are large working dogs, They is extremely loyal and intelligent, and most affectionate toward it’s master.
BREED GROUP: Working
RECOGNITION: AKC, UKC, CKC
OCCUPATION: Sled dog
HEIGHT: Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
WEIGHT: Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
COLOR(S): light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white
LONGEVITY: 10 to 12 years
EXERCISE: Vigoros daily exercise
GROOMING: Lots of brushing
Alaskan Malamutes Dog are natives of northwest Alaskan, and was developed for pulling sleds and drafting. Originally used 2000 to 3000 years ago by these Mahlemuit Eskimos of Alaska, these highly valued dogs were their only form of transportation.
In the mid-1900s, Alaskan were used in many of the Artic exploratory expeditions and also served in World War 2. These working dogs were first registered with the AKC in 1935.
This breed outer coat is thick and coarse, the undercoat is dense, sports a very beautiful double coat. The combinations colors include, light grays, wolf gray, black & white, wolf sable, or red. The only solid color allowed is white.The dog often has darker highlights and sometimes has a dark mask or cap. The legs and muzzle nearly always white.
A sturdy and robust looking animal, these dogs are very powerful. It can be a heavy shedder on a seasonal basis.
Alaskan Malamute are very stubborn, Don’t let the stubbornness fool you though because they are highly intelligent! Although it can be difficult to train, for formal obedience, it is not particularly hard to train them to be well-manner because they love to please.
Training should be begin early, and continue into adulthood, not just for this physically powerful breed to learn self control.
Alaskan Malamute has a very thick and dense coat, need brushing at leat twice per week. Twice yearly these dogs shed heavily, The undercoat comes out clumps twice yearly. During the shedding seasons, primarily spring and fall, daily brushing is needed to keep hair in control. Dry shampoo occasionally. This dog is clean and odorless.
This dog breeds is a wonderful companion dog for people who are leaders. This is a breed that loves to play, and is therefore well suited to those that enjoy spending time outdoors and enjoying exercise. This is a dog that loves to play and excise in colder weather.