Dog Breeds

  • Alaskan Malamute

    These powerful, muscular dogs have deep chests, broad shoulders, large heads, triangular ears, and large, furry tails.

  • Group: Asian and Oceanian
    Lifespan: 10–14 yr
    Height: 23–28 in
    Weight: 61–105 lb

  • Care

    Daily grooming is required to keep your Malamute's thick, coarse coat looking its best. A metal comb and pin brush are the ideal tools for the job. Grooming is especially important for this breed because its waterproof fur often becomes matted, which can impact skin health. Alaskan Malamutes blow their coats twice per year. During these times, you'll need to groom more frequently to manage your dog's undercoat. Bathing them with conditioner will also keep their coat from becoming too dry. Finally, all dogs need their nails trimmed, ears cleaned, and teeth brushed regularly.

  • Disorders

    Hip dysplasia, Osteochondrodysplasia - skeletal dwarfism
    Cataracts, Diabetes mellitus, Glaucomazinc-responsive dermatosis
    Corneal dystrophy Hypothyroidism Peripheral neuropathies Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.