The Alaskan Malamute resembles a long-haired wolf. The resemblance is not accidental, since the Alaskan Malamute is a product of arctic wolf cross-breeding. Originally it was bred to drag heavy burdens, sleds included. It is a dog that is characterized by a strong tenacity, which means that patience and dog-training knowledge are a must when it comes to properly training this dog. It requires constant exercise, and because of its thick fur it does not suffer warm climates easily. It is a faithful, friendly, calm, and affectionate dog. It bonds to the whole family rather than just a single person, and it enjoys the company of children. It needs human companionship, otherwise it will become melancholy. It is ideal for active owners who enjoy nature.
The Alaskan Malamute is a strong, large dog, with a thick, rough and medium-length double coat, as well as a brushy curved tail. It may reach a height or around 58 to 64 cm tall, and weighs around 34 to 38 kilos. The male is usually taller and larger than the female. Its color varies anywhere from white to black, and its face, belly, feet and the backside of its tail are usually of a white color.