Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a large dog breed initially bred for its endurance and strength to carry heavy freight as a sled hound and dog.


Alaskan Malamutes had been bred by the nomadic Inuit-tribe, Mahlemut, of the Kotzebue Sound of north Canada. These breeds were initially used to fight polar bears, hunt seals, haul heavier loads full of food or camping items at lower speeds over great distances.

Physical Appearance

The Alaskan Malamute is a wolf-like breed in looks; it is a large, imposing dog breed with typical Spitz features.


Twenty-five inches (male)

Twenty-three inches (female)


Eighty-five lbs. (male)

Seventy-five lbs. (female)


10 to 14 years


  • Playful
  • Faithful
  • Loyal
  • Friendly
  • Loving
  • Responsible

Susceptible Diseases 

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Chondrodysplasia
  • Thyroid problems
  • Inherited polyneuropathy
  • Nuclear Sclerosis

Care and Grooming

The Alaskan Malamute needs regular brushing and bathing. This dignified and bright dog can be bathed as regularly as weekly about no less than once every six weeks. Appropriate drying and bathing strategies lay the groundwork for a lovely coat and healthier skin of the double-coated dog breed.