Glance, Alaskan Malamute dog is similar to Siberian Husky dogs who both have the body shape and a face like a wolf. Striking differences that distinguish with Siberian Husky dog is a larger body size and tail are raised beyond the back line.
Alaskan Malamute dog is a dog breed that is quite popular in the Spitz dogs families (Breed Group 5). Spitz / Spitze is a German language is used for the type of dog that is characterized by thick long hair usually white, erect ears and a pointed edges and a pointed snout. The tail is usually thick and curled up.
This breed comes from the Norton Sound on the northwest coast of Alaska. named Alaskan Malamute because the dog is found in many areas of Alaska. The word Malamute comes from one of the Inuit tribe called Mahlamutt, live in western Alaska. This tribe is believed to be the people who develop the ability Alaskan Malamute as a snow sled.
It is said that The Alaskan Malamute originated from Antarctica wolves. Whether true or not, Alaskan Malamutes do have stamina and speed like a wolf. This breed has adapted to cold temperatures pole, was able to pull a sled through the snow with a heavy load uneven ground surface.
Alaskan Malamute has a large body, strong, balanced, powerful, and has a big leg bone. Having an active and energetic traits. These dogs have a friendly nature towards strangers and are very obedient and love to play. Although it looked like a wolf, Alaskan Malamute temperament is a soft-hearted dog heart, can be a companion. However this dog breeds is not a dog breeds can be readily familiar social with other dogs.
Alaskan Malamute has a compact body with a deep chest and also muscled. Backs outline should be straight and strong impressed. Alaskan Malamutes have strong front legs, fine boned and muscular. Large feet with closed toes. Hind legs elbows should be clear but not too sharp like Miniature Pinscher dog. The tail has a thick fur and a bit curly. The tail should be raised when it is walking or in idle state.
Alaskan Malamute height is 61 cm - 66 cm or about 24 inches - 26 inches for a male dog. As for the female has a height 56 cm - 61 cm or about 22 inches - 24 inches.
Alaskan Malamute weight is 36-43 pounds, about 80 pounds - 95 pounds for a male dog. As for the female dog is 32-38 pounds, about 70 pounds - 85 pounds.
Alaskan Malamute has a thick fur to protect themselves from the cold. Fur grew tight like a carpet. It has a smooth innercoat and like cotton. Usually grayed with slight mix of black or brown and white color around the face, chest, legs and tail.
For those who live in apartments do not preserve Alaskan Malamute. They should have at least a large yard because Malamute is not active when they are indoors. If you live in the suburbs make a high fence and buried the bottom because Malamutes tend to dig a way out. Alaskan Malamute likes to hang around in a place that he considers the territory. Malamutes coat allows them to withstand the extreme cold, but be careful to keep this dog in a hot climate. Make sure they have a shady place with lots of clean and cold water. Because Alaskan Malamutes can not withstand temperature extremes hot.