Country of Origin: North America (Alaska).
Coat: The outercoat is think and coarse and under-coat is greasy and wooly.
Character: This dog is friendly, affectionate, and loyal, but can have a mind of its own.
Temperament: Alaskan Malamutes generally get along well with children. Their friendliness makes them somewhat unsuitable for watchdogs.
Care: Not much grooming is required, however a good combing with a coarse comb is required when shedding.
Training: Although they are friendly, Malamutes need a firm approach in their training.
Activity: The Alaskan Malamute needs a lot of exercise. At least one hour a day of hard exercise is required.
Description : The oldest of the Arctic dogs and native to Alaska the Alaskan Malamute is a powerful, substantially built dog with a deep chest and muscular body. Alaskan Malamute s love to be with people and make wonderful companions and do well with children. They are well suited for colder climates, but also do well in hot weather as their coat acts as an insulator from the heat. Alaskan Malamutes appear to enjoy work such as drawing a sled or a wheeled cart as a team.