The Alaskan Malamute is a beloved dog breed known for its affectionate, loyal, friendly, energetic temperament and thick, coarse coat. Classified as a working breed, the Alaskan Malamute is a large dog with an average weight of 75-100 pounds and a height of 22-26 inches.
This breed typically has a 10-14 year life span and requires high amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Alaskan Malamute has high grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Alaskan Malamute’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Alaskan Malamute Breed Information
Breed Group: working
Average Weight (lbs): 75-100
Average Height (in): 22-26
Life Expectancy (years): 10-14
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Alaskan Malamute Appearance
Coat Type: thick, coarse
Coat Colors: gray, black, sable, red
Alaskan Malamute Temperament and Personality
Temperament: affectionate, loyal, friendly, energetic
Trainability: independent, requires consistent training and socialization
Exercise Needs: high
Grooming Needs: high
Alaskan Malamute Health
Common Health Issues: hip dysplasia, chondrodysplasia, polyneuropathy
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.