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Alaskan Malamute dog breed - photos and description

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Alaskan Malamute

Main characteristics of the breed

Care:Need regular care
Molt:Sheds heavily seasonally
Need for activity:Need vigorous daily exercise
Tolerance of loneliness:They really need people
Type of wool:Wirehaired
Friendly to strangers:Fairly friendly
Intellect:Instinctive intelligence
Learnability:A bit difficult to learn
Tendency to bark:They love to howl, They love to bark

The Alaskan Malamute  is a purebred companion dog considered one of the oldest breeds whose original looks have not been significantly altered.The Alaskan Malamute features a sturdy, powerful body built for strength and stamina. They were originally bred as working dogs for bear and seal hunting and hauling supplies on sleds.

The Alaskan Malamute breed is classified as Large, with weights varying between 80 and 95 for male dogs, and 70 to 85 pounds for the females. Malamutes are the largest of the Nordic dog breeds, with males standing up to 26 inches in the withers, and females up to 24 inches. Malamutes’ lifespan is 12 to 15 years.

The Alaskan Malamute is a calm and friendly type of dog. Mallies love spending time in the company of their families, and they are relaxed around children. Alaskan Malamutes are playful and adventurous. They are ideal companions for outdoor enthusiasts and families with active lifestyles.

Feeding of an Alaskan Malamute depends on various things. Age, metabolism, size of the dog, build, quality of the food, and activity. Typically, 4-5 cups of high-quality dry food would be enough. Controlled portions of vegetables and fruit treats can benefit Mally’s health.

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