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Alaskan Malamute

Size: Large

Weight: 75 - 85 lbs.

Height: 23" - 25"

Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Health Problems: Hip dysplasia; dwarphism; hemolytic anemia; congenital kidney disorders

Origin: Alaska

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Northern Breed

Category: Companion Dog, Sled Dog

Exercise Needs

Daily vigorous exercise.

Grooming Needs

Weekly or twice weekly brushing is required for your Alaskan Malamute.


The Alaskan Malamute is independent, strong-willed and fun-loving.


Used by Inuit tribes over 1,000 years ago to haul sleds.

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