Breed: Alaskan Malamute
Family (group): Nordic sled dog
Nationality: United States
Weight (kg): 34 - 43
Size (cm): 58 - 71
Hair type: thick, rough, never long
Color standards: Light gray and intermediate shades, or black and sand and intermediate shades of red
Origin and History: It was formerly called "malhmut" in honor of a tribe that lived on the Arctic coast of western Alaska. They were used as a draft animal.
Personality: They are loving and playful dogs, gentle with children, and very sociable. On the other hand, it tends to be dominant with other dogs.
Known health problem: hip dysplasia, gastric torsion, kidney disorders, hypothyroidism, progressive atrophy of the retina, haemorrhages.
Note: It is a dog that can drag heavy loads over long distances.