The Alaska Malamute (‘Alaskan Malamute’ in English) was originally bred as a sled dog. It is a real working dog. He is friendly and loyal but by no means slavish. They are independent animals and they can even be a bit dominant. Nevertheless, their intelligence and their calm, loyal nature are especially characteristic. In general, they get along well with children because they are in principle warm to everyone. They are therefore not good watchdogs. Cats are also less suitable as roommates unless they grow up with them from an early age.
An Alaskan Malamute has a shoulder height of 54 (female) to 64 (male). Males weigh about 38 kg and females around 31 kg. Their double, stick-coated coat protects them from inclement weather. The thick, coarse top coat covers a more dense, greasy, woolly undercoat. Coat colors range from light gray to black and from sable to red.
It’s a good idea to brush this Alaskan malamute’s coat twice a week. Their undercoat comes through twice a year. Since the coat is dirt-resistant, it is not really necessary to wash this dog. Alaskans are well protected from the cold by their thick coat. They can therefore be perfectly kept outdoors. They are notorious diggers, so be sure to keep an eye on your fence. Of course they need their daily dose of exercise. A lot of space is therefore recommended. Then they can run and play to their heart’s content. Their life expectancy is approximately 12 to 15 years.
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