As a working dog, the malamute is one of the world’s oldest dog breeds. Their striking resemblance to their wild forbears isn’t the only wolfish trait to survive the millennia. These extraordinarily playful, intelligent animals need regular, intense exercise to thrive. Much like wolves, they need a clearly defined social role in the pack. Be firm and gentle, and the Malamute will adore you without reserve.
Weight: 75 - 85 lbs
Guard dog ability: Low
Grooming needs: High
Size: Large Dog Breed
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
1. Alaskan Malamutes 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Alaskan Malamute Temperament and Training
3. Alaskan Malamute Diet and Feeding
Alaskan Malamute Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Alaskan Malamute Weight
Alaskan Malamutes generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Alaskan Malamutes. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Alaskan Malamute with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.