Name: Alaskan Malamute
Other names: Mal or Mally
Country of origin: USA (Alaska)
Size Type: Large Breed Dogs
Group: Working Dog Breed
Life span: 10 – 12 years
Temperament: Decent, Playful, Gentle, Friendly, Dedicated, Loyal
Height: Females: 56-61 cm; Males: 61-66 cm
Weight: Females: 32-38 kg; Males: 36-43 kg
Color: Black and White, Brown and White, Red and White, Gray and White, Seals and White, Sable and White
Price of puppies: $600 – $2,600 USD
The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest sled breeds. She is loyal and strong. Dogs of this breed are excellent watchdogs and working dogs. They love outdoor sports and require a lot of exercise and training. The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest Arctic sled breeds. The breed got its name from an Eskimo tribe named Malemut, who inhabited Kotzebue Bay, in northwestern Alaska. The origins of this tribe and their dogs are unknown, but it is certain that they inhabited the shores of Alaska long before sailors from Asia began arriving in Alaska and returning home with stories of Aboriginal people using dogs for sledding. When Alaska was inhabited by white people, Arctic dogs were blended with outside breeds, but when tobogganing became popular in Alaska, purebred Malamute breeding took a new start and the purebred breed has been maintained since 1926.
The Alaskan Malamute is a loving, friendly dog. It loves all its owners, is faithful to them, and is a devoted friend. It is playful but usually becomes proud with age.
The environmental requirements of the Alaskan Malamute are high due to the fact that its primary habitat is the Arctic belt. The activity of the Alaskan Malamute is quite high, so prepare a spacious habitat for it; it also requires a lot of exercises, best of all jogging. Alaskan Malamute is a large dog; her coat is very thick and needs daily grooming. Alaskan Malamute cleans its own coat, often does not wash, if the habitat is not very dry, a bath every three weeks is quite acceptable.