The Alaskan Malamute gets its name from the Mahlemuts, which was an Alaskan tribe. This breed was used to haul sleds, meets and to hunt Polar Bears and Seals. This breed was very important to the Mahlemuts as they participated in all aspects of their life.
This breed was first registered by the AKC in 1935 and was grouped as Working.
- Country of Origin: United States
- Weight: 70 - 95 lbs
- Height: 23 - 27 inches
- Color: The Malamute color comes in a wide range of gray & white colors. They can also be different combinations of blacks and sables.
The Alaskan Malamute is an intelligent, affectionate and independent dog. They are good with children and will aim to please. This breed needs firm training so they do not try to run their family.
The Malamute life expectancy is between 11 - 14 years. Here are some health issues to watch for in this breed:
• Hip Dysplasia
• Skin Problems
• Eye Problems
Their coat is dense, thick and heavy.
They should be brushed twice weekly because of the amount of hair that they have. They are heavy shedders.