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Alaskan Malamute


Alaskan Malamute profile

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Lifespan: 10-12 Years

Avg height: 58-71cm

Avg weight: 38-56kg

Coat type: Thick, coarse, outer coat with an oily, woolly, deep undercoat.

Coat colours: Wolf-grey, black, red (all with white underparts).

Originally bred for: Heavy sled pulling, large game hunting.

Breed traits: Powerful, independent, friendly, strong-willed.


A little about the Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a very well-known, wolf-like, Arctic breed. It loves the cold weather and pulling a sled. They can adapt to domestic life, but require a large amount of exercise and mental stimulation or can become destructive.




Health concerns that the Alaskan Malamute may be predisposed to include: Canine Hip Dysplasia, Cataracts, Chondrodysplasia, Polyneuropathy, Hypothyroidism, Seizures and Gastric Torsion (bloat).

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.