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Temperament: The Red alaskan malamute is a very friendly, affectionate and playful dog with an expression and feeling of dignity about them.

Family Dog: Red Malamutes do well with older children who can play safely with them. They should be supervised around other animals, especially small pets. Some Malamutes are very territorial around other dogs and should be socialized very young.

Shedding: Red Malamutes are very heavy shedders with extreme shedding periods twice a year. Bathing is most unnecessary, as the coat sheds dirt readily.

Grooming: Red alaskan malamutes should be brushed at least twice a week. Bathing a Malamute is almost never needed because of their resistant coat. Dry shampooing occasionally is recommended.
Training: It can be difficult to train a Malamute in formal obedience. They are typically easy train them to be well-mannered because they love to please. Some Malamutes may be difficult to housebreak.

Barking: Malamutes generally quiet compared to most dogs but some occasionally howl.

Weather: Malamutes do fine in cold temperatures because of their thick coat. Care should be taken to keep them cool in hot climates.

Exercise: Malamutes need daily walks and exercise.
Appearance: The Alaskan Malamute is an Arctic sled dog. They have a powerful and substantial build. The Alaskan Malamute's head is held erect with their eyes alert and always showing curiosity. The ears are triangular in shape and stand erect. The Alaskan Malamute has a bulky muzzle of moderate length. They have a thick, coarse coat that can be various colors. The tail carried high over the back and has the appearance of a plume.

Size: Male Malamutes are around 25 inches tall at the shoulders and weigh around 85 pounds. Females are slightly shorter at around 23 inches tall with an average weight of 75 pounds.

Companionship: Malamutes are very loyal and devoted companions.

Head: The Malamutes head is broad, deep with moderate rounding between the ears. It should be proportionate to the size of the dog. Their expression should be soft giving an affectionate look
Nose: The nose should be black in color in all Malamutes except reds where it may be brown in color.

Eyes: The Alaskan Malamute's eyes are placed obliquely in the skull and should be brown in color, medium in size and almond in shape. The rims should be black in color, except in red coated Malamutes where it may be of brown pigment.

Ears: An Alaskan Malamute's ears should be medium in size but seem small in proportion to the head. They are triangular in shape with a slight rounding at the tip. The ears are spaced widely on the head. The Malamute's ears should be erect and point slightly forward. When the dog is at work, the ears may be folded down against the skull.

Muzzle: The muzzle of the Alaskan Malamute is large and bulky compared to the size of the head. It should gradually narrow from the face to the nose. The Alaskan Malamutes lips should be black or brown in red coated dogs.
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