Alaskan Malamutes are a northern breed, who were used as draft animals and general purpose herding dogs, before being used as sled dogs. A high-energy, deep chested powerful breed, they require plenty of exercise and like to be outdoors.
Coat is "double" (thick short undercoat, longer guard hairs) and requires a thorough weekly brushing, more often when shedding.
Friendly dogs, they are about 23" (females) - 25" (Males) at the shoulder and weigh about 75-85 lbs. (Canadian Standard-- American Standard may be larger)
If you are considering getting a dog, don't forget to check rescue web pages. Sometimes adult dogs are a better choice for busy people; often they already know basic manners and are house trained.
Many thanks to Kathy Larsen for making the buttons and the two Welcome banners.
transparencies of the plain images will happen when I have time.
August 1999, Strawberry and Kathy Larsen