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Alaskan Malamute

  • Breed Group : WORKING
  • Origin : Alaska
  • Average Height : 23" - 25"
  • Average Weight : 75 - 85 lbs.
  • Life Span : 12 - 16 years

Photo Courtesy of : Alaskan Malamute Rescue/New England

Alaskan Malamute Rescue Organizations

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  • Hypo-Allergenic

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  • Good with Kids

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  • Guard Dog

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  • Our Alaskan Malamute is a generally large breed originally bred for use hauling heavy freight because of their strength and endurance, and later an Alaskan sled dog. They are related to other arctic breeds, like the Samoyed, the American Eskimo, and the Siberian Husky. It is one of the few ancient dog breeds still in existence in the world today.

    The Malamute dog is a descendant of dogs of the Mahlemut (now known as Kuuvangmiut or more commonly Kobuk) group of Inupiat in upper western Alaska.
    These dogs had a prominent role with their human companions
  • • Love People
    • Not Great with Smaller Pets
    • Prefer Cold Weather Climates
    • Do Not Do Well in Hot Weather
    • Require lots of Exercise
    • Require Lots of Grooming
    • Great Dog to Take Along on Cross Country Skiing Expeditions
    • Love to pull carts or sleds.
    • Very intelligent.
    • Not easy to Train.
    • Quiet dogs, seldom Bark.