Species group: Mixed Breeds
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.
All mixed breeds are individuals but if you have a dog that appears to be mostly Alaskan Malamute, you're getting a lot of DNA from a cold-weather working breed that demands a confident, energetic owner to channel the dog's energy. A fragile or novice owner could be bowled over by this mix.
Appearance / health:
All mixed-breed dogs can vary in appearance, but with the Alaskan Malamute mix you can expect a large Spitz-type dog with a plumed tail and a ton of energy.
Behavior / temperament:
It's impossible to predict the exact traits inherited by a mixed-breed dog. However, the Alaskan Malamute side is likely to bring you a strong-willed animal with a mind of its own. You will need to know how to establish yourself as a loving but firm leader.