Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

In today’s article, we will learn about the Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Malamute is a large, powerful dog that can reach a weight of up to 50 kg. The height at the withers is up to 76 cm, although the average height reaches more than 60 cm. A large, majestic dog that looks like a wolf is very beautiful and leaves no one indifferent.

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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Malamute


A dog of the Alaskan Malamute breed owes its name to an Eskimo tribe called Malakit. The tribe settled in the Anavik River in the state of Alaska. In those days, these dog-cabs were used to transport cargo in severe arctic conditions. Possessing amazing endurance, malamutes cope with long haulage over long distances. In 1896, the demand for this breed was great because of the “Gold Rush”.

Currently, Alaskan malamutes are divided into two distinct types. The first type, called Malt, the second – Kotsebu.

The true Malamute wolf color is essential, the Mallu line has other colors: wolf, dull-white, blue, white and black and white. Kotzebue is a less aggressive type of dog, more mobile than mlute. Arthur Walden and the couple Milton and Eva Seely were engaged in Laine Kotzbuu. It was Eva and Milton who registered the Line Kotzbue in the ACS in 1935. The Temptation line was bred by Paul Volker. Paul didn’t register his dog, he only sold it. Registration was carried out by those who bought Malamutes from him. Breeders are still debating which line of knowledge is considered the best, more “correct”, but have never reached a definite conclusion. Until now, representatives of both mlut and kotzebue have lost their function.


For the very friendly disposition and appearance of a plush toy, Alaskan malamutes were nicknamed “big cubs”. These good-natured “wolves” are always ready to play, not averse to taking the initiative to charm the host with gay charms. Malamutes do not feel lonely somewhere in the yard, but in the family circle, being close to the owner and his family. Malamute can hardly be considered a dog for one master. Dogs are very smart, but they are also very stubborn. If the Malamute gets tired of the occupation or the host repeats the same command too many times, he will show constraint.

Malamutes are easy to learn, and are happy to execute a master’s command once or twice, But soon the learning process can lead to them (this property of character is inherent in many northern breeds). Alaskan malamutes are not suitable for beginner owners, only experienced owners. Mistakes made in the upbringing of the puppy will be very difficult to correct later. Alas, Malm is often refused for this reason: having fallen in love with a beautiful puppy, the owner after a while cannot cope with a stubborn and large dog.

Having a strong strong character, malamutes are created to dominate other dogs, which is why they can show aggression towards their relatives. The owner needs to introduce the puppy to the society of other dogs as early as possible, preventing attempts by the pet to struggle.

Malamutes do not show aggression towards people, so they are not used in the defense services. It is useless to break the nature of good-natured dogs. Malamutes are bad watchdogs – they show friendliness to almost everyone. Although sometimes its terrifying appearance can scare. But don’t rule out the possibility that the burglar who broke into your home may be licking the malamute, like the family’s best friend – so he and the malamute …

wool and care for it

Malamutes have a well developed undercoat. Frequent combing is required during molting, which occurs twice a year. In warm climates, malamutes lose a little wool throughout the year. Very clean like cats. They almost do not smell, so they do not need to be washed often, it is enough to wash once or twice a year. Trimming of Malamutes is not necessary. The only necessary care – clipping and regular combing.


This breed of dogs is quite common diseases such as eczema, colic, weak pigmentation of the nose – the nose becomes light brown or pink (otherwise the disease is called “snow nose”). Malamutes are genetically predisposed to eye diseases (atrophy of the retina, hemeralopia, otherwise called “day blindness”). In dogs of the Mlut line, dwarfism is encountered, which can be detected in time according to the developed test system. There is also dysplasia of the hip joint.

Power Supply

Given the large size of the Malamute, it may seem that it is extremely difficult to feed, but this is deceptive. Malamutes eat much less than most representatives of breeds with the same weight and size. Malamutes have a strong appetite, and can eat all the food you put them, even if it is too big for him, which is filled with a turn of a bowl. Of course without food, good food inspiration can be used in food. The craving for food in Malamutes is so great that they can steal food from your table. Do not leave food accessible to the dog.


Make a dog a truly happy engagement in all the affairs of the family in which it lies. The Psalm Malamute would prefer to have their “doggy” door for independent access to the outdoors from the house. Great, if there is a site where the dog can warm up, but a fence is necessary, high enough that the dog does not escape. Malamutes are inherent in walking alone, which is typical of all northern breeds. Don’t let the dog roam. Malamutes have one more characteristic: they love to dig the ground.

From an early age, the Malamute should be taught to dig in the same spot. It is desirable that this place was specially for him a box of sand. To dig into a crispy dog ​​can’t be completely upvoted. The need to dig is one of the oldest instincts of dogs of this breed. In the past, they found themselves alive like this, Torn the ground to catch firefrost and rodents. Malamutes love the process, from which they derive true pleasure. On a picturesque site, ubiquitously decorated with ruts, you can immediately guess that a Malamute lives in this yard.

Malamutes have strong hunting instincts. Dog malamute selflessly runs, squeaks or squeals everything will chase. It is very difficult to stop a dog from chasing a mouse, bird or cat, so it is best not to leave the dog alone with small animals.

Malamutes are good because they tolerate cold weather perfectly. He doesn’t even care about the conditions in the north. Malamutes prefer to be kept in a heated kennel on the street, rather than in an apartment. Dogs are very fond of climbing onto the roof of the kennel and majestically inspecting their possessions from a height.