Alaskan Malamute

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Alaskan Malamute overview

An ancient breed originating in the United States. Used for hunting and as a draught animal by the Malamute Inuit from whom it takes its name. Powerful and very strong, this dog has great stamina and thrives on activity. Dignified and affectionate, but not playful, they are not suitable for the urban environment and will require a lot of exercise.

Other known names for Alaskan Malamute

Mal, Mally

Alaskan Malamute foreign names

Alaska Malamute (Dutch), Malamute de Alaska (Spanish)


United States

Breed Group

Working Group

Biological data

Male: 38-56 kg.
85 lbs.
Female: 38-56 kg.
75 lbs.
Male: 64-71 cm.
25 inches.
Female: 58-66 cm.
23 inches.
Colours, markings and patterns
Range is from light gray through intermediate shadings to black, or from gold through shades of red to liver, always with white on underbody, parts of limbs, feet and part of mask markings.
Markings either cap-like or mask-like on face. Combination of cap and mask not unusual.
White blaze on forehead, white collar or spot on nape permissible. Heavy mantling of unbroken colour acceptable. Broken colour extending over body in spots or uneven splashing undesirable.
White is only solid colour permissible.

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Alaskan Malamute – Breed standard

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Alaskan Malamute references and further reading

Alaskan Malamute Club of America 
Alaskan Malamute Assistance League

The Alaskan Malamute Club  
Alaskan Malamute Rescue 
Snowolf Alaskan Malamutes 

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Alaskan Malamute photo by Sally Anne Thompson Animal Photography
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