Alaskan Malamute is originally from Alaska, and is in the working group. This large breed will average between 50-100 plus lbs (generally 70 – 90 lbs as an average) and shoulders will reach 20-28inches off the ground. Average life span is 12-15years. The Alaskan Malamute is a hardy/sturdy breed that is family oriented. It needs moderate exercise and is typically good with children and other animals. Despite its large size it generally does very well in the home. This thick (double) coat will shed. Originally bred and used for hunting game such as polar bears and seals and hauling back to the home. Now used for sled pulling. They come in a few different colors, light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap. Also shades of sable or red with shading or all white.
Similar Breeds: Husky, Shiba Inu
Country of Origin: Alaska
Original Use: Hunting Big Game and Hauling
Now used for: Sled pulling, companionship
Weight: 50 – 100lbs (70 – 90 lbs)
Height: 20 – 28”
Color: light gray to black with white shading and a white mask or cap, shades of sable or red with shading, all white.
Coat Type: Double Coat
Shedding: Medium Shedding
Group: Working Group