Introduction:Here are the top five facts about the Alaskan Malamute dog breed.
What is the general appearance of an Alaskan Malamute? The Alaskan Malamute has a thick, coarse guard coat. The undercoat is dense, from one to two inches in depth, oily and woolly which protects them from cold weather. The coarse guard coat and the undercoat can vary in length.
How big is an Alaskan Malamute? With regards to size, the Alaskan Malamute breed are large, powerful dogs with broad chests, perfect for dog sledding. The Alaskan Malamute is 65-85+ pounds in weight. The Alaskan Malamute belongs to the Working group.
What does an Alaskan Malamute act like? The temperament of an Alaskan Malamute is affectionate and friendly. The Alaskan Malamute breed may not be good with children as they have high energy levels and can be rowdy. However, the Alaskan Malamute breed can make a house pet if you train them properly.
Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred to haul heavy sleds across long distances in harsh winter conditions in Alaska. Alaskan Malamute is one of only two dog breeds that howl (but they can be taught to bark from other dogs.) The Alaskan Malamute has been featured on numerous US postal stamps.
The Alaskan Malamute dog breed have been featured in the films Iron Will, Call of the Wild, and Eight
Below as well as on the television show Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman. Famous owners include George Lucas, Melissa Gilbert, Robin Williams, Dom DeLuise, and Herbert Hoover.
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