If you have followed my blog for a while, you will most likely know that Siberian Huskies have a ton of energy, and are always on the go. They love to run and play, and require adequate exercise. The Malamute differs here because they are much more laid back than a husky. While they do need their fair share of exercise, they are not described as hyper like their husky cousins.
With the research I have done on the two breeds, another thing I discovered is that the Malamute appears to be a loyal dog. Loyal to their owners. This is different than a husky in the sense that huskies tend to be loyal to just about anyone. They love people, they love attention, so basically, any human being who gives them love, will also receive their loyalty.
Are there any similarities between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute?
Yes! There are also many similarities between the 2 breeds.
Both breeds tend to howl and "talk" more than they will bark. Both love people and children. Both make incredible escape artists. Both are a double coated breed which require daily grooming. Both resemble wolves. They can both become destructive when boredom sets in. Both breeds have a high prey drive. And both (of course) are fantastic at pulling sleds!
In this 2 part series, we showed you tons of differences between these 2 beautiful breeds. There are also many similarities. Neither of these breeds are for first time dog owners. And I hope I have shed a little bit of light on them for anyone potentially interested in adopting one. These are both very special breeds, and I am lucky to be owned by one of them.