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Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute" Compare Bulldog and Alaskan Malamute. Which is better: Bulldog or Alaskan Malamute?
Name Bulldog Alaskan Malamute
OriginsEngland United States
Group Companion Dogs Sled Dogs
Popularity Rank559
Reviews03
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Other Names English Bulldog, British Bulldog Mal, Mally
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935 as a Working breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Recognized by FCI in the Spitz and primitive types group, in the Nordic Sledge Dogs section.
Breed Recognition 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.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
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
Price $1200-$2000 $1200-$1500

General Appearance - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Size Medium Large
Weight Male: 53-55 pounds (24-25 kg), Female: 49-51 pounds (22-23 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 54 pounds (24.5 kg), Female: 50 pounds (22.5 kg) Male: 80 - 95 pounds (36 - 43 kg), Female: 70 - 85 pounds (32 - 38 kg)
Height 12-16 inches (31-40 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)
Avg. Height 14 inches (35.5 cm), There is no prescribed height, but shorter Bulldogs are more prized when being shown Male: 24 - 26 inches (61 - 66 cm), Female: 22 - 24 inches (56 - 61 cm)

Hair & Care - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Coat Fine Dense
Rough
Thick
Weather-resistant
Colors Brindle
White
Fawn
Gray
Red
Red
Gray
White
Black
Grooming
Average: The Bulldog requires average grooming effort.
Average: The Alaskan Malamute requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Bulldogs shed moderately.
Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Temperament Aggressive
Friendly
Social
Courageous
Loving
Sweet
Affectionate
Dignified
Loyal
Devoted
Friendly
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Low: The Bulldog if one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
Average: Alaskan Malamute's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Bulldogs aren't famous for their trainability.
Alaskan Malamutes are easy to train.
Playfulness
Bulldogs don't really like playing.
The Alaskan Malamute is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Bulldogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Alaskan Malamutes are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Bulldogs are a social breed.
Alaskan Malamutes are a social breed.
Barking
Low: The Bulldog barks none to minimal.
Low to Average: The Alaskan Malamute rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Bulldogs are average watchdogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are one of the best watchdogs.
Territorial
Bulldogs are not the best to protect their territory.
Alaskan Malamutes are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Bulldog has an average chance of biting somebody.
Moderate
The Alaskan Malamute has an average chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Bulldogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Alaskan Malamutes have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Bulldogs are not the biggest explorers.
Alaskan Malamutes have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Bulldogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Alaskan Malamutes have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Apartment Friendly
Bulldogs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are not apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Bulldogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Alaskan Malamutes adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Bulldogs 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.
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.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.

Good With - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Stranger Friendly
Bulldogs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Bulldogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Bulldogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Bulldogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Bulldog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Alaskan Malamute is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Alaskan Malamutes are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Alaskan Malamutes do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Bulldogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Alaskan Malamutes are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 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 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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) 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.
Boat Dog Not really
Bulldog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Alaskan Malamute breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Yes
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.

Health Factors - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Health Issues
Very healthy dog breed.
The Alaskan Malamute is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Brachycephalic Syndrome
Cherry Eye
Demodectic Mange
Dry Eye
Entropion
Head Shakes
Hip Dysplasia
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Cataracts
Chondrodysplasia
Hemeralopia
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Life Expectancy 8-10 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No
Energy Level
Bulldogs have a lower energy level than other dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes are high energy dogs.
Exercise Need
Bulldogs exercise need is very minimal.
Alaskan Malamutes need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Bulldogs like sleeping so they do sleep a lot.
Alaskan Malamutes don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 4 to 5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
High: The Bulldog breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Average.
Weather & Climate Prefers warm weather Prefers cold weather
The Alaskan Malamute can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness High
The Bulldog has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Alaskan Malamute has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Bulldog is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Alaskan Malamute is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Bulldog vs Alaskan Malamute

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 4-5 puppies 4-10 puppies

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