Alaskan Malamute / Collie (Rough) Mix

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Other name(s): Alaskan Malamute / Rough Collie Mix

The basics:
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.

The first generation Alaskan Malamute / Rough Collie Mix  is a cross between a pure Alaskan Malamute and a pure Rough Collie, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. This isn't a common mix, but you may occasionally encounter it in a rescue.

Appearance / health:
While all mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, the Alaskan Malamute / Rough Collie Mix is likely to be a good-sized and muscular double-coated dog with lots of energy.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the combination of the working sled dog (the Malamute) and the herding dog (the Collie) makes it virtually certain that this animal will come with a lot of energy and a desire to use it. Know how to be a consistent alpha, or this dog could walk all over you.