The Alaskan Malamute is a very large and strong Arctic dog. Today they're mostly kept as family dogs and hardly anymore for long distance dogsled racing. Still Malamutes need a lot of exercise. They've got a double coat - a woolly undercoat and longer guard hair - that provides excellent protection in the northern climates. It's a very intelligent dog that gets bored with reputation quickly. They're extremely loyal, intelligent and affectionate toward the master. Malamutes normally arn't a vocal breed and don't bark; usually a "woo woo" sound can be heard. They can, however, occasionally howl like wolves or coyotes when they feel excited, sad, or lonely.
• these big dogs have a height of 23-28 inches/58-71 cm and a weight of 85-125 lbs/35-57 kg
• their usual colors are various shades of grey and white, sable and white, black and white, red and white or pure white; the underbody is always of a white color
• malamutes have a lifespan of 10-14 years
• the country of origin is USA.
• their name is often shortened to malamute or simply mal
sources: Wikipedia: Alaskan Malamute, Malamute.Org, dogbreedinfo.com