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10/8/2016 1:18 AM


Alaskan Malamute
Dignified yet playful, the Alaskan Malamute is a working dog who thrives when exercised regularly.
Height: 23 to 25 inches at shoulder
Weight: 75 to 100 pounds
Coat: coarse and thick
Life span: 12 to 15 years
Breed Group: Working Dogs
The Alaskan Malamute features a powerful, sturdy body built for stamina and strength. It reigns as one of the oldest canine breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered. This intelligent dog needs a job and consistent leadership to avoid becoming bored or challenging to handle.
Alaskan Malamute profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Dog friendly
Friendly toward strangers
Need for exercise
Predatory tendencies
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Compatible with kids
Easy to groom
Energy level
General health
Good for novice owners