The Alaskan Malamute is often believed to be part wolf, but they're actually domestic dogs. They possess tremendous strength, energy, endurance, independence, and intelligence. But on top of it, Malamutes regard everyone they meet as a friend. In fact, they are great companion dogs which makes them not suited as watchdogs since their size is the only thing that scares off intruders.
Malamutes do best in situations with a lot of movement. If you're a pawrent of this dog, be ready for a challenge as this dog needs a job and consistent leadership. Alaskan Malamute will surely require you for vigorous exercise. But despite their high needs, you'll definitely have a highly-trainable and active playmate.
Dog Breed Group
23 - 25 Inches
34 - 45 kg
12 - 15 years
Energy filled dogs need mental and physical stimulation. They are at their happiest when activities are action packed. They are the best buddies to bring with you when running, hiking, and other kinds of adventures.
Potential for Playfulness
From simple catch, sit and stay training, to more advanced lessons for tricks and agility, these dogs are up for the challenge. They are always looking forward to having playmates and playdates.
Pumped up dogs who are very agile, active and prefer outdoors. They are historically bred to hunt, work or sport. Though all dogs need exercise, they require regular exercise not just to keep them in shape and healthy.
Forceful dogs are virougus; they may strain themselves wearing the leash, break obstacle courses and devour their food. If not properly trained, they are not advised around kids and the elderly without supervision.
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USUAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Please take note of the following health diseases Alaskan Malamute usually encounter
Hemeralopia (Day Blindness)
With such a dense coat, you may be hesitant that the grooming needs for a Malamute will be quite extensive, but that is surprisingly not the case.
Don’t be mistaken. These curly-tailed dogs do need brushed multiple times a week, but they do not require frequent baths. Malamutes are not known to carry that “dog smell,” and they even prefer to keep themselves well-maintained. Unless your dog has a run-in with some mud puddles, you could easily go multiple months in between doggy baths.
About once a month, or sometimes more frequently, your dog’s nails will need to be trimmed. On a weekly basis, you should check your dog’s ears for signs of redness or a bad odor, which could be the sign of an infection. To help reduce the chance of ear infections, be sure to clean your dog’s ears regularly—monthly will often suffice.
At least once a week, you should brush your dog’s teeth—multiple times a week is even better. Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth can help prevent dental-related health issues, plus it can keep that stinky dog breath at bay.