Alaskan Malamute / Golden Retriever Mix

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Other name(s): Alaskan Goldenmute

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 Goldenmute  is a cross between a pure Alaskan Malamute and a pure Golden Retriever, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix. Despite the designer name, this mix isn't done very often, perhaps because of the unpredictable nature of the resulting animal. You are not guaranteed to get the Golden personality in the Malamute package.

Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, but the Alaskan Goldenmute is going to be large.

Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of any mixed-breed dog, the Alaskan Goldenmute can be especially variable. At least one owner has claimed that their dog is essentially a Golden Retriever on the inside-- people loving and eager to please-- but you can't count on this outcome. Get to know the individual dog in question before you decide to take it home. Can you handle a large, dominant dog if the temperament is more like the Malamute side of the family?