Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

what is the difference between a siberian husky and an alaskan malamute?

just wondering

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    First main difference is in size. Siberians are smaller.


    Height: 20-23½ inches

    Weight: 35-60 pounds (16-27kg)


    Height- 22-26 inches

    Weight- 70-95 pounds (32-43 kg)




    These dogs are gentle and playful, but willful and mischievous. This cheerful dog is very fond of his or her family.

    A puppy at heart, they are clever, sociable and loving, easy-going and docile. Though they do generally have a lot of energy.

    Good with children and friendly with strangers, they are not watchdogs, as they love EVERYONE.

    Huskies are very intelligent and trainable, but they have a mind of their own and will only obey a command if they see the point.

    This breed likes to howl and gets bored easily.

    Siberian Huskies can make wonderful companions for people who are aware of what to expect from these beautiful and intelligent animals.


    The Alaskan Malamute is like a rambunctious puppy. Extremely loyal and intelligent, sweet and most affectionate toward it's master. Great with children who are old enough to play with him safely.

    Generally they mature into a dignified and mellow adult dog.

    They are very friendly and therefore are not suitable as a guard dogs. Malamutes love outdoor activities and even do well in obedience with firm encouragement. Although it can be difficult to train Malamutes for formal obedience, it is not particularly hard to train them to be well-mannered because they love to please.

    Malamutes are quiet compared to most dogs but they do like to howl and dig. This breed should be supervised around unfamiliar small animals, as they have a strong prey instinct. This does not mean they are not good with small animals. Some Malamutes have been known to raise small kittens as their own.

    Both sexes can be combative with other dogs, especially with the same sex and breed.

    Firm handling and training are necessary. Proper socialization with people and other dogs is imperative. Obedience training is highly recommended.

    Siberian pic:

    Malamute pic:

    Source(s): DBI.
  • 4 years ago

    The Alaskan Malamute became initially bred by using an Alaskan tribe prevalent as Mahlemuts or Malemuit for hauling sleds. The canine is the oldest prevalent interior reach Alaskan breed. It has a thick, coarse outer coat, a woolly gray or black and white undercoat, and a furry tail carried severe. The husky got here from Siberia approximately one hundred years in the past. It became used as a sled canine, watchdog, and puppy. that's often smaller than the malamute and has a delicate, thick undercoat, and the outercoat is delicate, mushy hair having a greater robust visual charm than the shaggy look of the Malamute. The husky is often gray, black, or tan, and would have different markings, rather correct to the top. The canine on occasion has one blue and one brown eye, and has a furry tail that trails while that's working and is held up in a curve while alert. the two Malamutes and Huskies have a white face and a black brow yet a huskey has the smash between white and black in the form of an up-element-down U (maximum persons of this smash is white) the place as a malamutes' smash is a appropriate-element-up U (maximum persons of this smash is black).

  • 1 decade ago

    Are you building sled dog team and looking for speed? Get a Siberian Husky. Are you more concerned with strength and stamina? Then go for the Alaskan Malamute.

    The Malamute is the largest and most powerful of the three breeds, often weighing up to 85 pounds as compared to the 50-60 pound Siberian

  • malamutes are bigger heaver and stronger

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