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Alaskan Malamute Info

Alaskan Malamute Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-15 years Height: 22-26" Shedding: Heavy Litter Size: 5-6 pups
Group: Working Weight: 70-95 lbs Hair Length: Long, Medium Size: XL

Breed Overview

The Alaskan Malamute is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 70 lbs that can reach 95 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Alaskan Malamute breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long, Medium hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Alaskan Malamute should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 6 puppies.

Alaskan Malamute Breed Characteristics

Group Working Drooler no
Size XL Guard Dog no
Origin United States Easy to Train no
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly no Yard Needs large
Intelligent somewhat Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks yes Dangerous yes

Alaskan Malamute Temperament

friendly, good natured dog breed who is usually good with children and strangers

Health Problems

hip dysplasia, chondrodysplasia and eye problems

Alaskan Malamute Coat

Very thick double coat, the outer layer is very coarse, while the inner layer is thick and oily. The coat generally is shorter and less dense during the warmer months of the year

Alaskan Malamute Dog Colors

Various shades of gray and black, always with white on underbodies, parts of legs, feet and face. The only solid color allowed is white.

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