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Alaskan Malamute

Overview of Alaskan Malamute



Alaskan Malamute dog breed is Pure breed Giant in size. Fur of Alaskan Malamute is thick, double-coat, like other northern domestic breeds, acts as a water-resistant layer . Basic origin of Alaskan Malamute is United States of America. Alaskan Malamute is Good With Children and Smartest Dogs, Alaskan Malamute is commonly Playful, Devoted, Loyal, Friendly, Dignified, Affectionate. Malamutes, like other Northern and sled dog breeds, can have a high prey drive, due to their origins and breeding. This may mean in some cases they will chase smaller animals, including other canines, as well as rabbits, squirrels, and cats; however, this has been difficult to document in detail beyond anecdotal, observational data and many Malamute owners have observed varying levels of prey drive between individual dogs.
Alaskan Malamute is available in Gray & White, Red & White, Sable & White, Seal & White Colors.

Height and weight of Alaskan Malamute

Adult Male of Alaskan Malamute is about 85 pounds (39 kg) and adult female of Alaskan Malamute is about 75 pounds (34 kg) in Weight.
Height of Alaskan Malamute is commonly 25 inches (64 cm).

Common Health Issues of Alaskan Malamute


Alaskan Malamute has tendency to suffer from musculoskeletal (hip dysplasia), and hereditary cataracts  

Appearance of Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute appears like Wolf. Ears are small in proportion to the head and stand firmly erect when at attention. The Alaskan Malamute is a heavy dog, with a more formidable nature and structure than the Siberian Husky, which is bred for speed. The Alaskan Malamute is bred for power and endurance, which is its original function and what the standard of the breed requires of Alaskan Malamute breeders.

Working Class of Alaskan Malamute

Basically Alaskan Malamute is Hunting dog but is also used as Companion dog.

Training of Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is not easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Alaskan Malamute.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Alaskan Malamute should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Alaskan Malamute

Daily exercise for your Alaskan Malamute is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Alaskan Malamute is recommended Walking regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Alaskan Malamute with children and other pets

Malamutes are patient with children and love the attention they get from them, but fast-growing, energetic Alaskan Malamute puppies can easily overpower a young child under age 5.

Special instructions related to your Alaskan Malamute

Not recommended for the first time dog owner as their intelligence combined with stubbornness can make them a challenge for someone not savvy in dog behavior.

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