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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).