Alaskan Malamutes are true pack animals. They need the company of other dogs or people and don't do well being home alone.
They are highly inquisitive - they like to test new objects for their bite resistance and will put their nose into every bag they can find.
Alaskan Malamutes love digging and will turn all the plants in your garden up side down ... but you can't possibly stay mad at them when they bat their beautiful eyes at you with a look of pure innocence!
Be warned, they are highly active and need a minimum of three hours exercise a day ... and a relaxed walk around the neighbourhood simply won't do. We recommend teaching them to run alongside a bike or pull a cart with weight to ensure they get their daily work out.
Alaskan Malamutes have no protecting impulse at all ... they hardly ever bark and might not even react when the doorbell rings or visitors arrive!
Lastly, if you are a clean freak then don't even think about getting an Alaskan Malamute as you will find fur in every inch of your home and car, especially when it's shedding season.
|Health risk:||Very high|
|Life expectancy:||12-16 years|
|Monthly cost (food):||Average|
Where to get my Alaskan Malamute from?
Now that you decided which breed your new dog should be, the question is where to get your new family addition. Have you considered adopting? Adoping a dog is a great way to give a dog a second chance to share its unconditional love. Here are some organisations that may help you to find your Alaskan Malamute: