Alaskan Malamute

A.K.A. : Mal, Mally
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Overview: The Alaskan Malamute was named after the native Inuit tribe of western Alaska. They are one of the oldest Arctic sled dog breeds and have grown in popularity as a family pet.
Breed Group: Working
Weight (lbs): male:85, female:75
Height (in): male:25, female:23
Colors: Light gray to black, with white shading and mask or cap. Also shades of sable or red with shading - or all white.
Coat: The outer coat is think and coarse and undercoat is greasy and wooly.
Character: Alaskan Malamutes are friendly, affectionate, and loyal, though they're quite independent.
Temperament: This breed usually gets along well with children. Their friendliness toward visitors means they are not particularly good as watchdogs.
Care: The Alaskan Malamute requires very little grooming, though a coarse comb should be used during shedding.
Training: This breed requires very firm training from an early age.
Activity: The Alaskan Malamute needs a great deal of exercise, including as least one hour of hard workout daily.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed is usually very hardy. Some are prone to hip dysplasia or bloat.
Life Expectancy: 10-12

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