Family: spitz, Northern (draft)
Area of origin: Alaska
Original function: heavy sled pulling, large game hunting
Average size of male: Ht: 25, Wt: 85
Average size of female: Ht: 23, Wt: 75
Other names: none
Alaskan Malamute Dog Temperament
The Alaskan malamute is powerful, independent, strong-willed and fun-loving. She loves to run and roam. She is family-oriented, and as long as she is given daily exercise, she is well-mannered in the home. Without proper exercise, she can become frustrated and destructive. She is friendly and sociable toward people. Some can be domineering and some may dig and howl.