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Breed:

Alaskan Malamute

Group (AKC):

Working

Country of Originold Arctic sled dog
Type of coat SHEDDING!! dense, thick, heavy, medium length, insulating, weather resistant
Groomingfrequent brushing required, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height23-26 inches
Average weight75-125 pounds
Activity levelvery high
Watchdogno
Protectionno
Intelligencevery high
Trainabilitystubborn, difficult, aloof
Compatibility with childrengood
Characteraffectionate, independent, friendly, easy-going, high-spirited, bold
Ideal home environmenthouse with fenced yard
Ideal ownerphysically strong, leader with time to train, exercise, and groom
Suggestions:early obedience training and altering
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