The Alaskan malamute is a large breed type of domestic dogs. They are generally bred for their endurance to haul heavy freight and strength. They are similar to other arctic breeds like Samoyed dog, Canadian Eskimo dog, Siberian husky dog and Greenland dog.
Alaskan malamute dog price in India
The price of Alaskan malamute dog in India ranges anywhere between ₹2,00,000 – ₹3,50,000.
Let’s learn something about this powerful breed of dog:
First of all, we shall discuss their height and weight which is described by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The breed standard, a natural range of size ( desired one ) is 23 inches or 58 cm tall.
Weight of the female Alaskan malamute is about 75 pounds ( 34 kg) and height is about 25 inches or ( 64 cm) tall. In males, the weight is 85 pounds (39 kg). However, sometimes you can notice a remarkable difference between males and females weight of up to 100 pounds or more.
- They are facilitated with a double coat, the undercoat can be thick as 2 inches with an oily and woolly texture.
- The outer coat is comparatively coarse and stands off the body but not more than 1 inch off the sides of his body.
- His ears firmly act erect when at attention and are small in proportion to his head.
- He is a heavy dog with a more formidable nature and structure than a Siberian dog, which is bred for speed.
The Alaskan malamutes are bred for endurance and power, this is their primary function, and this is what standard club requires from Alaskan malamute breeders.
Alaskan malamutes are usually found in various colours like shades of grey and white, sable and white, black and white, seal and white, red and white or solid white. And we can list a number of things when it comes to marking, which includes face marking, a splash at the nape of the neck, blazes and a collar or a half collar.
Alaskan malamutes have almond-shaped eyes with various or varied shades of brown. However, eyes with darken one are more preferred. Their physical build is compact and strong with bone, substance and snowshoe feet.
Alaskan malamute has a well-furred tail, curled over the back like a waving plume as described by the American Kennel Club. Corkscrew tails are also seen but occasionally but are fault in American kennel Club standard.
Alaskan malamute can have a high prey drive, due to his origins and breeding. This may also mean that sometimes this dog may chase even smaller animals like rabbits, cats, squirrels and other canines as well. While malamutes can be taught to tolerate smaller pets, it is necessary for them to be mindful when around small children or small animals.
They are usually quiet dogs, with seldom barking, when they do vocalize, it seems that they are talking by using ‘woo woo’ sound.