| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||58 - 71 cm (23 - 28 inches)
||39 - 56 Kgs (85 - 125 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Alaskan Malamutes are large, powerfully built dogs. They were bred to pull sleds and are capable of surviving low arctic temperatures and pulling heavy loads. Their coat is thick and coarse, and can be grey, black, gold, red, and liver in colour with a large amount of white colouration.
Alaskan Malamutes are friendly and loyal but they can show dominance to other dogs.
If you are considering an Alaskan Malamute as a pet, consider the following points:
They are unsuitable for urban living
They thrive in cold temperatures
They need a lot of physical exercise
The are content to live and sleep outdoors
Alaskan Malamutes are also known as:
Alaskan Malamutes are often mistaken for siberian huskies.