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Saturday, 27 June 2015

Whats The Difference Between A Siberian Husky And An Alaskan Malamute Part #2

Whats The Difference Between A Siberian Husky And An Alaskan Malamute
Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute - 2 magnificent breeds which often get mistaken for one another. Last week I took you over a lot of differences in appearance when it comes to a sibe and a Mally. This week we will go more into temperament. So, Whats the difference between a Siberian Husky and an Alaskan Malamute?



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.


Whats The Difference Between A Siberian Husky And An Alaskan Malamute
Another difference between the Malamute and Husky is their ability to get along well with other dogs.  Malamutes tend to want to be dominant, and I have been told, are best suited to be only dogs. Malamutes like to challenge other dogs, especially dogs of the same sex. Huskies love any and everything with a heartbeat! That being said, I do know Mal's that do just fine in a homes with other dogs. I think mainly, early socialization is key in this situation. Maybe not for all Mally's, but it can be done.

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!

Conclusion? 

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.

Before you go, yesterday my guest post went live over at 4Knines in case anyone is interested in taking a look. The topic is "How To Use Body Language To Train Your Dog." I would love to hear your thoughts if you have time to leave me a comment over there. Thanks so much! XO




27 comments:

  1. I really enjoy these posts. I have always confused the two breeds, but I see the differences now. ☺

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    1. Awesome!!! I am so glad you have enjoyed them!!!

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  2. We prefer the huskies, but not sure if Mom would ever have one again. Her friends in Germany have huskies and they are a lot of fun plus she had one when she was growing up, but right now she is a hound fanatic ;)

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    1. I prefer huskies as well. I like the differences such as huskies being more playful and mischievous. They are definitely a fun breed!! Mals are great too! And of course..hounds!!

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  3. Very interesting, and definitely great information for anyone considering adopting either breed!

    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

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  4. When I see an Husky and a Malamute, I know the different straight away. They are so different and unique, really, yet it isn't hard to mix them up! Both beautiful breeds.

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

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    1. To me they are easy to tell apart, but so many people get them confused!

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  5. Oh, we were just watching a TV show about the differences/similarities of Huskies and Malamutes. The one big difference we remember is that Huskies are built for speed, pulling sleds in races, etc while the Malamutes are built for pulling heavier sleds - they are a bit slower but can pull more weight. They are both interesting breeds and we love their looks!
    Oz

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    1. Yes, very true! Their sledding definitely differs from each other!

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  6. More great information. Have a great weekend.

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  7. We have seen both before but always have to stop and think - husky or malamute - this may help us!

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  8. I'm thinking that my brother Anderson might be part Malamute. That possible? Is it possible for a cat to be part Malamute? I'm wondering because even though he's the most recent addition to my family, he thinks he's king pin and boss, for sure.

    Purrs,
    Seville

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  9. We always get a little confused with some dog breeds that look alike, so thanks for clarifying!!

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    1. Your very welcome and thanks for stopping by!!!

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    1. Heyyyyyy! My Mally cousin! Yes, i'm sure you get mistaken for a husky all the time!!! hahahahaha!!!

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  11. Both parts of your series have been really interesting. I assumed Malamutes were just as high energy as Huskies.

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    1. Thanks so much! No, their not. Mally's are much more laid back and relaxed than a husky. However, they do still need their fair share of exercise, or they can become destructive, just like our huskies!

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  12. Very interesting. Mals sound a lot like Chessies...lol.

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  13. It's interesting to learn more about the differences. Both breeds are lovely dogs.

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  14. If want a Malamute, you can see the price and cost of a puppies at here - http://www.petpricelist.com/alaskan-malamute-price-range/

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