The Alaskan Malamute is a large breed of domestic dog originally bred for their strength and endurance to haul heavy freight, and later as a sled dog. They are similar to other arctic breeds and spitz breeds, such as the Greenland Dog, Canadian Eskimo Dog, the Siberian Husky, and the Samoyed.

Life expectancy: 10 – 12 years

Colors: Seal & White, Sable & White, White & Chocolate, Black & White, Gray & White, Red & White

Height: Female: 56–61 cm, Male: 61–66 cm

Weight: Female: 32–38 kg, Male: 36–43 kg

Temperament: Devoted, Affectionate, Dignified, Loyal, Playful, Friendly

When properly trained, Alaskan Malamutes are intelligent, strong, and playful dogs that enjoy companionship and make great exercise partners. These dogs are naturally strong-willed and confident, but enjoy following a strong alpha leader.

Other orthopedic diseases in Alaskan Malamutes are elbow dysplasia, osteochondritis, panosteitis, luxating patella, Wobblers syndrome, and a rare disease called chondrodysplasia. According to the club survey, the second worrisome health problem in Alaskan Malamutes is a serious eye disease, cataracts.

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