Differences between Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes

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Differences between Siberian Huskies and Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan Malamutes and  Siberian Husky may look the same, but they actually are extremely different and in more ways than one.

Starting with the Origins

Malamutes- Alaska by the Inuit people with a nomadic lifestyle. Name originated from the Inuit word, Mahlemuts.

Huskies- Siberia by the Chukchi people with a semi-nomadic lifestyle.

Size

Malamutes- 23 to 25 inches at the shoulder (58.4 to 63.5 centimeters). They tend to be heavier and denser-boned. Typically 75 to 85 pounds.

Huskies- 20 to 23.5 inches at the shoulder (50.8 to 59.6 centimeters). They tend to be lighter with smaller bones. Typically 35 to 60 pounds.

Appearance

Malamutes- Eyes are brown, almond shaped. Tails are very furred and plume and curled up over the back. Coat is a double coat with the layer closest to skin being around 2 inches thick. The outer coat is coarse and stands off the body, but…

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