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Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Country of Origin: Old arctic sled dog
AKC Group: Working
Function: Sled dog
Life Span: 10-12 years
Appearance: Large, muscular, big-boned
Color: Black, red or gray with white
Coat Type: Sheds a lot! Dense, heavy, weather resistant
Grooming: Frequent brushing
Height: 23-26 inches
Weight: 75-125 pounds
Activity Level: Very high
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: Very high
Trainability: Difficult & stubborn
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Can be aggressive
Good With Strangers: Usually friendly
Character: Affectionate, brave, high-spirited, friendly
Home Environment: Fenced yard
Best Owner: Time to train, exercise, and groom, physically strong
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Dominant, noisy, destructive, digger
Physical: Hip dysplasia, shoulder problems, bloating
Recommendations: Early obedience training and altering