Breed Group: Working
Weight: Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
Height: Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
Color(s): 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
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.