The Alaskan Malamute is a sled dog that originated in the USA. The breed is the official dog of Alaska.
Appearance & Grooming
The Alaskan Malamute is a large dog. The breed has a dense double coat in red, gray, white, black, and sable. The Alaskan Malamute sheds seasonally and requires brushing three times per week when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Alaskan Malamute is affectionate, docile, loyal, devoted, and playful. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Alaskan Malamute has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. The Alaskan Malamute should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption.
Socialization and obedience training are recommended to avoid dominating children and other animals. Obedience training is important in order to establish respect with their dog parents.