Alusky is a cross between the Alaskan malamute and Siberian husky having an appearance similar to the wolf. They will stop you in your tracks, but will surprise you with his friendliness, playfulness, and loyalty.
Difference between Husky and Malamute
Although both are large breeds, Malamute is larger among the two. An Husky may reach a height of 20-24 inches weighing anywhere between 35 to 60 pounds. On the other hand, a Malamute isnt that tall and usually betwee20-23 inches. However, they can surpass husky in bulk weighing anywhere between 75 to 85 pounds.
Thick coat of Malmutes require daily brushing to watch for mats or hot spots. You need to bathe them every 6-8 weeks and more frequently when they are full-grown. Huskies need less maintenance requiring brushings each week. Also as they have a self-cleaning nature, you can do away with a couple of baths each year.
Comination of the two breeds can result in a mix of features. Hence, you will have to be very careful and constantly keep in touch with a veterinarian to take adequate care of your furry friend.
Temperament & Personality
Siberian Husky Malamute mix puppies are very friendly and loyal to their family. They are playful and outgoing with everyone, even strangers, which is why they are not used as guard dogs. With proper socialization, they behave well with other pets and children, so it is good to socialize them as puppies. These dogs love to please their owners and are sensitive to harsh tones. However, it hates being left alone and doing so might lead to dangerous habits like digging and chewing.