The Alaskan Malamute are
large working dogs, They is extremely loyal and intelligent, and most
affectionate toward it's master.
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 TRAINING: Moderate
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
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
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.
Highly intelligent and loyal they are certain to make a nice family pet.
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