Alaskan Malamute - Dog Breed Characteristics & Care

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The dog only looks like a wolf, it behaves differently. The Malamute is a loyal and friendly dog. Though it may not be the ideal breed for someone who hasn't owned a dog before. Malamutes are very fond of digging. Often displays a hunting instinct at the sight of small fluffy animals such as squirrels, cats or small dogs. Therefore, early socialization and continuous training throughout life play an important role in working with the breed. It is especially important to train your dog to consistently respond to a name.

Brief Information

Breed GroupWorking Dogs
Height1 foot, 11 inches to 2 feet, 1 inch tall at the shoulder
Average weight75 to 100 pounds
Lifespan12 to 15 years