Alaskan Malamute

Average: 4.8 (6 votes)

Known as the largest and oldest of the Arctic sled dogs, the Alaskan Malamute was named for an Alaskan Inuit tribe. While only weighing between 75 to 85 pounds, the great strength of the dog enables it to carry large, heavy loads instead of being quick and agile. Alaskan Malamutes make great companions and are quick to be loyal and playful with all ages. Standing at 23-25 inches tall, this dog breed is ideal for any family setting.




I have to disagree with the breed information about friendliness. I have had two purebred Alaskan Malamutes. They are very friendly dogs. I am not sure where this reputation about them comes from but in my opinion it is false. We have friends who have also had them and they are neither standoffish or mean.

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