Alaskan Malamute Bio

Description:

The Alaskan Malamute, one of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, is a powerful and substantially built dog with a deep chest and strong, well-muscled body.

History

The Alaskan Malamute is the oldest of the Arctic sled dog breeds, and is a close cousin to the Russian Samoyed and the Siberian Husky. Malamutes were instrumental in bringing supplies and people during the Klondike Gold Rush of the 1890s. Malamutes have long been the preferred sled racer and sledge dog. Most notably, the Alaskan Malamute is the chosen breed to pull the sleds of Admiral Richard Byrd on his expedition to the South Pole.

Color

The usual colors range from light gray through intermediate shadings to black, sable, and shadings of sable to red. The only solid color allowable is all white.

BEHAVIOR

Temperament

Alaskan Malamute puppies are affectionate and friendly. They are loyal, devoted companions, playful in invitation, but generally impressive by their dignity after maturity.

Barking

Barks If Necessary

Disclaimer

The puppy behavior information was sourced by consolidating various breed data found on the internet. Every puppy is unique and may have different behaviors

Adaptability

Adaptability to apartment living

Good for novice owners

Tolerates being alone

Tolerates cold weather

Exercise needs

Energy level

Exercise needs

Playfulness

Trainability

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