|Other names:||Malamute from Alaska
|FCI Dog Group||Group 5 Spitz type and type dogs primitive. Section 1 Nordic dogs sled. No proof of work.
The Malamute is a affectionate, friendly dog and not a single master dog. Is a loyal and devoted companion, willing to play when encouraged, but it usually impresses with his dignity as an adult. As a curiosity, the eyes of the Alaskan Malamute are almond-shaped and are varied shades of brown; however, the darker eye is preferred. Purebred Alaskan Malamutes will not have blue eyes. In 2010 the Alaskan Malamute was named the official state dog of Alaska.
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Female: 56–61 cm, Male: 61–66 cm
Female: 32–38 kg, Male: 36–43 kg
500 - 590 gr
Sable and white, Seal and white, Brown and white, Black and white, Gray with white, Red and white.
Difficult, because of his instinct for hierarchy.
from 10 to 12 years
Companion and watchdog.
Loving, devoted, worthy, loyal, playful, friendly.
The Alaskan Malamute breed originated in the Arctic and has the Arctic wolf among its ancestors. These dogs were used by the Mahle people to pull their sleds and collaborate in hunting activities.
It is possible that the word malamute comes from "Mahle muit" which would mean "people of the Mahle". English phonetics for these two terms would have given rise to the name of the breed.
As time passed, modes of transportation in the Arctic changed and dogs became less and less important. However, the wonderful Alaskan Malamutes are still used by Alaskan people and are common in many countries around the world.
It is a very intelligent and independent dog that will not accept orders just for the fact of feeding them every day. They look for a responsible and consistent friend in their leader whom they can follow. Shows a calm, leisurely and relaxed character.
Hip dysplasia, heat shock with very high temperatures, kidney failure, hemaralopia.