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Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Comparison – Which dog is better Mal or Husky (Alaskan)?

"Find similarities and differences between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky" Compare Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky. Which is better: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Name Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Husky
OriginsUnited States United States
Group Sled Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank59495
Reviews33
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Mal, Mally Husky (Alaskan)
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky breed type comparison:
Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price
Which is cheaper, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Which is more expensive? What is the difference in price between Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky?
No data available $1000-$1500
Availability
Very frequent
Rare

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky size comparison:
Large Medium
Weight
Which is heavier, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky weight comparison:
Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 40-60 pounds (18-27 kg), Female: 35-48 pounds (16-22 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg) Male: 50 pounds (22.5 kg), Female: 41.5 pounds (19 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky height comparison:
Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) 20-24 inches (51-61 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm) 22 inches (56 cm)

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky coat comparison:
Dense
Rough
Thick
Weather-resistant
Dense
Colors
What are the original Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky color? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky color comparison:
Red
Gray
White
Black
Gray
White
Blonde
Orange
Black
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky grooming comparison:
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Alaskan Husky requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky shedding:
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.
Alaskan Huskys shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
6-8 weeks
Rarely.
4-6 weeks
Average.

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Dignified
Loyal
Devoted
Friendly
Playful
Agile
Energetic
Protective
Alert
Powerful
Sensitive
Intelligent Rank
Which dog has more intelligence? Is a Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky smarter? Which is best? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Alaskan Malamute.
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Alaskan Husky.
Trainability
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky trainability comparison. What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Alaskan Huskys aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky playfulness comparison:
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
The Alaskan Husky is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Huskys don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Alaskan Huskys are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky social needs comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Alaskan Huskys need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Average to high: The Alaskan Husky is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average defenders.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky mouthiness comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Huskys have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Alaskan Huskys have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky? Which can be better for hunting?
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Alaskan Huskys have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Nem lakásbarát kutya Alaskan Malamute.
Nem lakásbarát kutya Alaskan Husky.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Alaskan Huskys adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Which dog is more friendly?
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are very dog-friendly dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is best for first time owners: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Huskys are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Husky is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Alaskan Huskys are commonly okay with elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Husky breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Alaskan Huskys do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky health comparison. Which is the healthier: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Alaskan Huskys tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky health problems comparison:
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Hemeralopia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Hyperthyroidism
Laryngeal Paresis
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Average
The Alaskan Malamute should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Frequent
The Alaskan Husky should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year.
Life Expectancy
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky lifespan comparison. How long do Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy? What is the age limit of the Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky?
12-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky energy level comparison:
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Alaskan Huskys are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Alaskan Huskys need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
Alaskan Huskys are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky? Does the Alaskan Malamute breed eat more than the Alaskan Husky breed?
Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Low to Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Husky can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Alaskan Malamute or Alaskan Husky?
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Alaskan Husky has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least? What's the difference between Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky?
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Alaskan Husky is an average drooler.

Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Alaskan Malamute and Alaskan Husky have? Alaskan Malamute vs Alaskan Husky litter size comparison:
4-10 puppies 4-10 puppies

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