Alaskan Malamute breed information

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Malamutes are very active dogs when they are young and require a lot of exercise and play. They love to chew and dig and do best when they are able to have outside play because they have so much energy. They are recommended more for older children because of their extreme playfulness. They are loyal to their owners, affectionate and sweet. They are independent dogs by nature, therefore it is recommended that they are trained when they are young so that they can develop discipline. They are friendly to strangers. As Malamutes mature, they tend to become calmer in nature.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Life expectancy: 10 to 14 years
Color:shades of gray from light to darker to to black, sable also shadings of sable and red.
Eyes: brown, medium-sized and almond-shaped.
Coat type: Medium length double coat, thick, coarse guard coat, dense undercoat.
Size: 25 inches (at the shoulders) and 85 pounds; female: 23 inches, 75 pounds
Health issues: Hip dysplasia, eye problems and sometimes he suffers from a condition where the growth of the limbs is reduced.

Alaskan Malamutes have few health concerns or genetic problems. Owner should not purchase this breed from a puppy mill, as these dogs are more prone to have a bad temperament or health issues. Like many other large breeds, Alaskan Malamutes are prone to hip dysplasia. They can also be susceptible to bloat. They typically live for 12 to 15 years, and they average 6 puppies per litter.

Alaskan Malamutes are a breed of Nordic dog. This means they are descendants of the Arctic wolf. Initially utilized by the Alaskan Eskimos 2000 to 3000 years ago, the Alaskan Malamutes were their predominant source of transportation. The breed hauled supplies and pulled sleds, and they were later used in Admiral Byrd’s pole expeditions. Alaskan Malamutes are known for their endurance and heart, and they have a number of natural abilities like sledding, racing, weight pulling, carting, and searching and rescuing. Over the past few decades, Alaskan Malamutes have proven to be excellent companions.

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