- Fast and strong
- Fine sled dog
- Loves children
- Healthy breed
- No drawbacks known
The Alaskan Malamute is an Arctic Spitz-type little known outside Alaska and the United States. It is a sociable dog, capable of being driven In sled races by children. It is highly prized as a sled dog and capable of immense speed. Don’t be put off by the wolfish appearance; the kindly expression is genuine.
Height: dog 25-28in (63.5-71cm); bitch 23-26in (58.5-66cm). Weight: 85-1251b (38.6-56.7kg).
Needs plenty of vigorous exercise to stay healthy.
The Malamute is a very healthy breed and is not very prune to genetic disease. You should however never let this fool you into choosing to not insure your dog. You should always find a good dog insurance for your malamute. It is a very active ´breed which makes it more prune to accidents then other dogs. The insurance protects you and the dog if it get hurt.
Regular brushing will keep the coat in good condition.
Recommended would be 20-330z
587-936g) of a branded, meaty product with biscuit added, or 3-5 cupfuls of a dry food, complete diet, mixed in the proportion of 1 cup of feed to 1/2 cup of hot or cold water.
Origin and history
The Alaskan Malamute is named after a native tribe called the Mahlemuts. The origin of the dogs is obscure, but the breed is obviously closely related to other Spitz-types, such a.s the Samoyed.
General appearance. The breed is primarily a working sled dog of the Arctic used for hauling heavy freight, and therefore it should be a heavily boned and powerfully built animal, not too compact and never appearing low on the leg.
Colour. From light grey through the intermediate shadings to black, or from gold through the shades or red to liver, always with white on the underbody, feet, parts of legs and part of mask markings. The markings on the face should be either cap-like or mask-like; combination of cap and mask is not unusual. A white blaze on the forehead, a white collar or a spot on the nape is acceptable. Heavy mantling of unbroken colour is acceptable but broken colour extending over the body in spots or uneven splashings is undesirable. The only solid colour allowable is the all white.
Head and skull. The head should be broad and powerful, not coarse, and in proportion to the size of the dog. The skull should be broad between the ears, gradually narrowing to the eyes; moderately rounded between the ears, flattening on top as it approaches the eyes and rounding off to the cheeks, which should be moderately flat. There should be a very slight but perceptible stop. The muzzle should be large in proportion to the size of the skull, scarcely diminishing in width or depth from the stop. Nose black except in dogs coloured red and white, when it should be brown.
Tail. Moderately high set and follows the line of the spine at the start. Well furred and carned over the back when the dog is not working; not tightly curled to rest on the back, nor short furred and carried like a fox brush but with the appearance of a waving plume.
Feet. Large and compact; tightfitting toes, well arched; thick, tough pads; toenails short and strong. There should be a protective growth of hair between the toes.