Devoted, loyal, awesomely friendly, these are a few of the qualities that trail the Alaskan malamute, sharing a striking semblance with the husky, Alaskan malamute is one of the largest groups of domestic arctic dogs. Discover more about our Alaskan Malamute puppies for sale below!
The first thing that will probably capture your liking for this dog, at first sight, will be its adorable brown colored almond-shaped eyes and its graceful massive appearance.
The Alaskan Malamute is also loved greatly and desired because of its power, strength, and endurance. Let’s travel down and find out more reasons to love this wolf-looking dog, though dreadfully looking but has the warmest personality in a dog.
History of Breed
The Alaskan Malamute was believed to be bred by the nomadic Inuit tribe, Mahlemut, of the Kotzebue Sound of northwestern Alaska. These dogs were originally used to hunt seals, protect their owners by fighting off polar bears, and haul heavy loads filled with food or camp supplies at low speeds over great distances. This is a working breed of dog whose loyalty and focus is one of his best attributes.
Personality and Temperament
This breed is known for having a very energetic, eager to please, alert, and pleasant personality.
They tend to have a very warm and approachable demeanor and are pleasant to be around. Alaskan Malamutes also enjoy spending time with their family and are known to bond quickly. They make very good family pets and do well with children in the household.
Appearance and Grooming
Alaskan Malamutes do require regular bathing and brushing. This dignified dog can be bathed as frequently as weekly up to no longer than every five weeks. With this double coated breed, proper bathing and drying techniques should be used for best results. It is also important to make sure his nails are clipped on a regular basis.
Care and Feeding
Alaskan Malamutes love to be active and do need enough energy to sustain their needs.
The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will
keep this breed healthy. Many of their owners recommend feeding this breed two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
The Alaskan Malamute stands between eighteen and twenty-five inches tall.
This breed weighs between fifty to seventy-five to ninety pounds at full maturity.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between ten and twelve years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: This breed dates back a long time with roots noted 5,000 years ago. The first settlers of North America kept Alaskan malamutes as their companions and as work dogs.
Fact: This breed was used during World War I when 450 Alaskan malamutes were shipped to France to deliver supplies to French army troops isolated in mountain outposts.
Fact: This breed loves the outdoors and does great with a family who does too.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Alaskan Malamute
Are Alaskan Malamutes good for first-time owners?
Alaskan Malamutes demands a lot of training and being a stubborn dog may be difficult to housebreak. So, not a great option.
Are Alaskan Malamutes apartment dogs?
No, Alaskan Malamutes are highly active breeds and love to run around, confining them to a spot does not fit with their personality and needs.
Can Alaskan Malamutes cope alone?
Alaskan Malamutes are very devoted dogs and enjoy the company of its family, leaving it alone for long may trigger depression and they may get aggressive and react unpleasantly.
Are Alaskan Malamutes loud barkers?
Not quite unless there is a reason but Alaskan Malamutes take a liking to rhythmic howling when they have similar dog breeds around the neighborhood.
Are Alaskan Malamutes good watchdogs?
Malamutes are very friendly dogs. They are warm towards everyone they meet and may not be very good for guarding.
How big can Alaskan Malamutes be?
Females can be 23 inches and 70 pounds while the males will take 25 inches and 110 pounds.
How often do Alaskan Malamutes shed their coat?
Males shed their coat once every year while the females shed twice mostly during their heat season.
Are Alaskan Malamutes friendly with children?
Yes, Alaskan Malamutes are with older children but great care should be taken with toddlers.
Are Alaskan Malamutes friendly with the hot weather?
No, because of their thickly-coated body, humid temperatures are not good for them.
What is their estimated lifespan?
The Alaskan Malamute can live up to 12-14 years.
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