If you are considering having cute fluffy canine fur balls as pets, then the Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky top the list. DogAppy will give you a detailed comparison on both breeds so that you can choose the best.
Did You Know?
The term ‘Huskies’ generally refers to a mixed breed animal that does not have characteristics similar to the Siberian Husky or Malamute.
Did you know the ‘Alaskan Husky’ is not an actual breed?
‘Seppalas’ is a line of sled dogs, who are known for their exceptional speed; however, the AKC does not recognize this group at present.
The Alaskan Malamute is one of the oldest Arctic breeds. They are bred by the Mahlemut Eskimos of Alaska, that is how the breed got its name. They are highly valued as they are the source of livelihood for the Mahlemut Eskimos. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.
The Siberian Husky is bred by the Eastern Siberian Chukchi tribe. This breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1930. Following is a detailed comparison of both breeds.
Size and Substance
Head and Eyes
Ears and Expression
Stop and Topline
Coat and Color
Pigment, Feet, and Tail
Both breeds have different characteristics that suit different lifestyles. They are sensitive and need lots of attention and space to run. They are not well-suited to apartment life, and with their huge amount of shedding, need plenty of grooming to keep their coats healthy.