Alaskan Malamute

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Breed Group: Working
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Alaskan Malamutes are large working dogs. They have been used through the years as sled dogs, but aren't naturally as fast in the long run as there blue-eyed competition (huskies). Originally bred as a sled dog they were taught to think independently which sometimes results in them being a bit stubborn. Absolutely magnificent coloration and such a beautiful and strong overall build. Highly intelligent and loyal they are certain to make a nice family pet.
The Alaskan Malamute is friendly, affectionate, and loyal, but can have a mind of its own. Although a hardy breed hereditary health problems may include hip dysplasia, chondrodysplasia, and bloat. Life expectancy is around 12-15 years.
Extraordinarily loyal, intelligent, and friendly. After maturity the Alaskan Malamute usually settles in to a nice calm and quiet adult. With their friendly personality, they really aren't suitable as a guard dog. Although very intelligent they can prove to be stubborn. They have strong instinct so it's advised to keep an eye on them around small animals.
The Alaskan Malamute has a very thick and coarse coat and would do well with a good brushing twice a week. They are very heavy shedders and there undercoat comes out in clumps twice a year. Bathes for this breed really aren't necessary as they easily shed dirt. Also as an energetic working dog they do best with some space to run or a walk at least twice a day.
This breed sports a very beautiful double coat. The top coat is thick and coarse protecting it from even the most extreme weather conditions. Beneath the coarse coat is a very soft, dense, and oily coat. Colors may include light grays shading to black as well as sables to red. The legs and muzzle nearly always white.
Bred for sledding and independence the Alaskan Malamute can prove to be stubborn. Don't let the stubbornness fool you though because they are highly intelligent!
Alaskan Malamutes are very energetic and active. If you have the space they will run and play outside all day. Make sure to monitor them if the conditions are too hot.
Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white
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How much do Alaskan Malamute puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Alaskan Malamute varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Alaskan Malamute puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Alaskan Malamutes sold is $875.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Alaskan Malamute with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,300 upwards to $6,500 or even more for an Alaskan Malamute with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Alaskan Malamutes sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $875.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,300.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 4210 Alaskan Malamute puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning an Alaskan Malamute puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Alaskan Malamutes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

Most Popular Alaskan Malamute Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 4210 Alaskan Malamute dogs.
  • 1. Dakota
  • 2. Timber
  • 3. Bella
  • 4. Tilly
  • 5. Blaze
  • 6. Candy
  • 7. Teddy
  • 8. Daisy
  • 9. Farrah
  • 10. Tucker
  • 11. Angel
  • 12. Willow
  • 13. Jandmmals
  • 14. Red
  • 15. Thunder
  • 16. Blue
  • 17. Calvin
  • 18. Faith
  • 19. Jack
  • 20. Kodiak

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winterwolf_UwU asked:
What is the cost of an Alaskan Malamute?Do they shed a lot?

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The average cost of an Alaskan Malamute puppy is going to differ on where you live vs. the breeder, the pedigree of the puppy, whether the pup is registered or not, and if you are going to have breeding rights or not. However, the average cost of a well pedigreed, registered, pet-only pup will run you $1500.00 - $2000.00. To answer your second question, yes. The Alaskan Malamute does shed a lot and needs to be brushed 2 - 3 times a week. It is actually best to brush them every day. Even 10 minutes a day at the end of the day while watching an evening show before bed would be best. This encourages the oils on the dogs skin to disperse onto the fur, loose fur to be removed, a deep bonding experience with your dog, and you can check for lumps/bumps/ticks every day. This breed blows its coat twice a year, but still sheds regularly throughout the year.

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What does the medical condition BLOAT refer to with respect to a female Alaskan Malamute 11 months old?

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Bloat can happen to any dog, no matter the breed of size. Bloat, otherwise known as GDV (gastric dilataion-volvulus) is when the stomach fills with air. This normally happens if the dog eats or drinks rapidly and then does activity afterwards. Pressure builds in the stomach, stopping blood from the hind legs and abdomen from returning to the heart. Blood pools at the back end of the dogs body, reducing the working blood volume and sending the dog into shock. If this is not fixed right away, the stomach then can flip from the activity, dragging the spleen and pancreas along with it, cutting off the blood flow as well. The oxygen-starved pancreas produces some very toxic hormones. One, in particular, targets the heart and stops it cold. In fact, a dog can go through successful treatment and seem to be out of danger, when suddenly the heart stops. Bloat is no joke and is considered a medical emergency. If you suspect your dog has bloat or your vet has diagnosed your dog with bloat, you need to start treatment as soon as possible.

Anonymous asked:
Is it better to get a female and or a male Alaskan Malamute?

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There is no difference between the male and female Alaskan Malamute. The "better" you are attempting to meet is by meaning the "easiest" dog. The Alaskan Malamute is not an easy dog. This breed is loyal, calm and very loving towards their owners and people in general. However, they need firm, but gentle training early on and throughout their life. A dedicated owner that will give them the exercise they need to live a comfortable life. If this breed does not get the exercise he / she needs, their mental health does decline. Unwanted behaviors such as digging, howling, chewing inappropriate items, and even neurotic behavioral problems can occur if they do not meet their exercise needs daily. As for temperament, there really is no difference between a male or female Alaskan Malamute. It is their individual personality that will determine the dogs mannerisms and over-all fitting into each family.

Anonymous asked:
I have an 2 Australian Shepherds - 3 and 7 yrs..would getting a Malamute be good idea?

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The Alaskan Malamute is a loyal, loving, playful dog that works well in a pack. Your Australian Shepherds should do well with a new family member as long as they are trained so the puppy does not pick up on any bad habits, and are well socialized with other dogs.

Anonymous asked:
Would it be considered okay to have a malamute and live in Miami? As you might know we don't have winter at all and it can be very hot in the summer. If the answer is affirmative then what breeder of Giant Malamute puppies would you recommend



No, I would never recommend you get a Malamute when living in the area you live. This is a Northern breed that was bred for cold and cooler weather. The heat of Miami would be too much and the risk of heat-stroke, dehydration and potential death is too great. This is a beautiful breed of dog, but please choose a breed that would do better in the area that you live.


I've owned mals in Texas (just as hot as Florida). If you make smart decisions about animal care you could have a mal in Florida. I kept up with brushing (2-4 times a week) and bathed mine about every three weeks with a deshedding shampoo and conditioner. My dogs always had access to fresh, cool (not iced because that can cause bloat issues) water and were exercised during cooler times of the day (usually 6am-8am and 8pm-10pm during the summer). My dogs were big swimmers so we would go out to the lake or we would take them to the dog park where there were doggie swimming pools so they could cool off as well. You can always buy a cooling vest which will help with overheating as well. It's all about common sense. I wouldn't go for a run at 2pm on a scalding hot day in July in Texas, so why would I do that to my dog? Nutrition will also play a big part in the amount of hair your dog sheds as well as general health.


Having a malamute in Miami is fine. Even though it was bred for cold temperatures, as long as you keep it relatively cool, it should be fine. We've had a husky in Phoenix AZ. He didn't mind so much, but we did shave his fur off a little.


If you can keep a malamute inside the AC in the summer and exercise when it's cooler, it should be fine. Do NOT shave your malamute, even just a little. The coat insulates it against the heat like it does the cold.


Agreed. I had mine in Houston. I had a couple of rude people come up to me and tell me off for having my dog in Houston Tx. Like I told them, I bought her here, I didn't birth her here. I took great care for her, lots of water at all times, didn't take her out in the hottest part of the day. She stayed indoors a lot with me where she was spoiled. Go out when the weather was cooler. NEVER shave them ever. Not good for them. Make sure you have the energy to keep up with one before you buy it, especially in Miami. Your dog is not going to be able to just run around outside because of the heat and if you don't have the patience and time this breed needs, they can become destructive out of boredom and a strong need for companionship with you. We had a neighbor who loved the looks of the dog, got it and then thought they would just let it hang out alone all the time like a Christmas ornament in a tree. Very depressed dog, who spent all of her time looked on the 2nd story porch. She spent her time howling and crying for hours and hours- killed me to see her like that. These dogs take a lot of time and patience and a mind that is always coming up with new things for her/him to do- repetition bores them and they will not work with you if you treat them like a regular dog that is super mellow like a yellow lab or golden retriever. :)


With the proper care, it should be fine. However, I would highly recommend contacting someone in your state with a Malamute and get their advice.

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Updated: 7/4/2022