Description: The stature for the males is of 55 to 67 cm. of 50 to 57 cm. for the females; and the weight of 29 to 35 kg in males and of 22 to 31 kg in females. The Malamute of Alaska is a very powerful race, constructed well, of solid body, head widens and fierce aspect. Nevertheless he is not as fast as other Nordic dogs. It has the right ears and the small eyes and almendrados similar to those of the wolf, although with sweet expression. It is covered of a thick shelter of hard hair and a dense, oily and woolly subhair. The habitual color is the intermediate brown or tones, that go of the clear gray to the black. The extremities, the snout and the belly are white almost always. The tail is equipped with long hairs and taken over the back or taken like the tail of fox with an undulating plume aspect.
Friendly and affectionate, it is a loyal and self-sacrificing companion, juguetón when the occasion occurs. One is a very clean dog and that in addition does not bark.
It is a race that is characterized mainly by its capacity to drag a sleigh with very heavy load. Thanks to its tenacity, sense of direction and great sense of smell, have participated in many polar expeditions and have been novel protagonist of Jack London and Rudyard Kipling.
Taken care of: Its abundant coat requires continuous cares, especially at the time of the dumb one. Their vitality and intelligence make of their training a reserved fact to professionals, or at least, not to nascent. It needs much free space and a great dedication.
The Malamute of Alaska assimilates the food very well, reason why it is not due to exaggerate in the amounts provided in the meals not to create obesity problems to him. Also it is necessary to have well-taken care of not to exaggerate in the starch provision, since this race does not digest them well and therefore they can bring about fermentations, being carried diarrhoea problems. Therefore, it is necessary to limit the amount of starches in the ration, and mainly to cook them very well.