Choosing an Alaskan Malamute Mix Breed: Which is Best for Your Home?


The Alaskan Malamute is a beautiful dog to have around you. It is always beaming positive vibes, bubbling with life. This is perfect for those looking for an affectionate family companion. More interestingly, the Alaskan Malamute has several crossbreeds that you would be excited to learn about. These hybrid breeds incredibly mix features from the Alaskan Malamute along with other selected features from the other parent breed. 

Alaskan Malamute hybrid breeds are increasingly adapted into our modern society. The temperament, appearance, shedding habits, and life expectancy are generally determined by the genetic background of the parent breeds. When choosing the Alaskan Malamute hybrid that is best for you, you have to examine if features like its personality, activity levels, and shedding suit you and your loved ones. 

Trust me, you will be thrilled with the Alaskan Malamute hybrids we will be examining in this session. We will explore the temperament of each of these mixes, their height, weight, what they look life, and their average life expectancy. There are so many amazing Alaskan Malamutes hybrids you are yet to know about. 

Mixed Breeding

Alaskan Malamute German Shepherd Mix = Alaskan Shepherd

Alaskan Shepherds inherit the high activity levels and loyalty that is typical of their parent breeds. This mix has remarkable intelligence and emotional sensitivity. How do they look?

This mix is quite muscular. The Alaskan Shepherd has erect ears that are notably pointed. Their eyes are almond-shaped with dark noses. Yes, the tail is pretty long with significant plume covering. Their paws are arched, enhanced with much padding.  

Alaskan Shepherds have an average height of about 21 – 28 inches. For the weight, the Alaskan Shepherd goes for about 180 lbs. 

Take note that the Alaskan Shepherd is not hypoallergenic. 

Therefore, if you are allergic, you may want to think twice about getting this mix. This hybrid sheds a lot. Apparently, they have double coats, which are notably dense. The fur has a medium length. 

A typical Alaskan Shepherd, if taken care of appropriately, can live around 10-13 years.

Alaskan Malamute Lab Mix = Alaskan Malador

The Alaskan Malador is a famous working designer dog breed. This mix is energetic and relishes a lot of attention and love – making them excellent family companions. The size of this mix falls within the category of medium to large.

This mix has an average height of 23 inches. Alaskan Malador will weigh anywhere from 50 to 70 lbs. They have a fine coat which is not long. This is a non-hypoallergenic dog with moderate grooming needs.

This mix sheds experiences seasonal shedding, which can be moderate or high (depending on the season).

Alaskan Malamute Pitbull Mix = Alaskan Pit Bull

If you are looking for an energetic and devoted Alaskan Malamute mix, you may want to consider the Alaskan Pit Bull. As can be easily deduced, this mix arises from the cross-breeding of an Alaskan Malamute and a Pit Bull Terrier.  

This mix is affectionate with the characteristic stamina of the Malamute. More also, this dog mix is very loyal to its owners.

Talking about their appearance, the Alaskan Pit Bull inherits the small ears of the Pit Bull. Their height ranges from 16-26 inches. They weigh about 60-80 lbs.   

So long you feed them appropriately, exercise them well, you can expect your Alaskan Pitbull to live as long as 15 years. 

Alaskan Malamute Golden Retriever Mix = Alaskan Goldenmute

The Alaskan Goldenmute takes after the Alaskan Malamute in terms of facial features. This mix also borrows the golden coats the golden retriever is famed for. The eyes are commonly blue, brown, hazel, and almond-shaped.

It is athletic with a sturdy build. They have double coats, which are significantly lustrous. The tail is a bit longer with feathering. 

They are emotional dogs and great for family pets. If you have an active lifestyle with love for the outdoor world, the Alaskan Goldenmute may be an excellent fit. 

Take note that this dog needs a lot of sustained human company. If you are away from your Alaskan Goldenmute for an extended period, it can develop separation anxiety.

This mix has an average lifespan of 10-13 years. They are about 23-25 inches tall and have an average weight of about 65-85 lbs.   

Alaskan Malamute Akita Mix

The Alaskan Malamute Akita mix is very active. They are playful and are emotionally intelligent. Overall, their personality makes them great family dogs. 

They are exceptionally very quick to bond with kids. Early socialization is essential for the Alaskan Malamute Akita mix.

This mix has a height range of 20-25 inches. Amazingly, some Alaskan Malamute Akita mixes grow as tall as 30 inches. They weigh anywhere between 70-130 lbs. This shows that this mix is a pretty large dog.   

For the life expectancy, expect a range of 10-14 years if all is perfect. Take note that this span is largely dependent on diet, exercise, hygiene, and grooming.   

This mix sheds a lot and is not hypoallergenic. They need minimal bathing needs and can go as far as 8 weeks without bathing.  

Alaskan Malamute Mastiff Mix

This mix has a muscular stature, which gives it its notorious tolerance to rugged conditions. The Alaskan malamute mastiff mix is one of the most intelligent Alaskan Malamute mixes we have seen. They are great for training.

Aside from its powering build, the Alaskan malamute mastiff mix is a very lovable dog with strong bonding to its owner. It is very loyal. Unsurprisingly, this mix requires significant amounts of love and attention. 

The life expectancy of this mix runs around 12-15 years. This mix sheds a lot (during its season)– they will need frequent combing.

Grooming mayn’t be more than 2-3 times every 7 days. The Alaskan malamute mastiff mix sheds heavily twice every year. 

Alaskan Malamute Border Collie Mix = Border Malamute Terrier

The Border Malamute Terrier is a small-medium dog mix. It is fairly intelligent. Indeed, they have a wiry coat with the fur of significant density. Relax, the Border Malamute Terrier doesn’t need much maintenance. 

You will not be spending loads of time bathing or grooming this mix. It doesn’t shed much. Here, we will point out here that this mix is highly instinctive. They may interpret smaller animals as preys. 

There have been lots of cases of violent clashes between the Border Malamute Terrier and cats. Therefore, if you already have a cat home, you may want to think about the compatibility of this mix with your cat.

The weight of the Border Malamute Terrier runs from 15 lbs to 20 lbs. Their height is somewhere around 15-17 inches.  

This hybrid dog mixes a lot of the physical traits of the Alaskan Malamute and Border Collie. The coat most combines colors like grey, white, brindle, agouti, and fawn. 

The Border Malamute Terrier bonds easily with kids. They are very social and disposed to play and exercise. This makes them great family pets. 

Bear in mind that the Border Malamute Terrier is not a very protective dog. Although it is loyal, they lack that sharp guarding instinct. They don’t have the ultra-defensive impulses of a guard dog. Therefore, the Border Malamute Terrier is not very cautious when around strangers.

Things that Alaskan Malamute Mixed Breeds Share

Some features are common to most Alaskan Malamute mix breeds. These features range from facial features, physicality (in terms of height, weight, and size), and temperament. 

Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds tend to be energetic and playful. Most of the mixed breeds have a penchant for bonding quickly with people – including first-time guests to your home. 

Most Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds flop when used as watchdogs. Nonetheless, these mixed breeds have extraordinary loyalty to their owners.  

Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds tend to have a height range of 25 inches (at the shoulder). For the weight, most mixed breeds of the Alaskan Malamute weigh in the region of 60-85 lbs. 

We have seen that most Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds are energetic dogs with high activity levels. They love to play and exercise. Notably, mixes of the Alaskan Malamutes are large eaters. 

The generality of the Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds we have seen have double-layered coats. This coat is dense and has a short-medium length.  

Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds also love attention. They need a perpetual human company. They are not aggressive to other dogs and house pets if you socialize them early enough. 

Ways to Decide The Mix Best for You

Not every Alaskan Malamute mixed breed is suitable for you. There are many considerations to factor in when choosing a fitting breed for you. 

First, you need to consider your health and that of your loved ones. Some Alaskan Malamute mixed breeds are not hypoallergenic. This means that they are not healthy for you if you are allergic or any of your loved ones (sharing a house with you) is.  

Also, do you have the attention and affection (to give) that the Alaskan Malamute mixed breed requires? If you are too busy – say you are always traveling or away from for long periods – you have to carefully choose an Alaskan Malamute mixed breed that can do without human company for long periods. 

If you are going to buy an Alaskan Malamute mixed breed, you also have to consider your budget. You should not only have enough money to buy it, but also financially stable to provide its ideal diet and medical needs. You also have to consider the grooming needs of the Alaskan Malamute mixed breed.  

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