Alaskan Malamute vs Siberian Husky Which is Better? Dog vs Dog


You’re watching Animal Facts! It’s not always easy to tell the difference
between two dog breeds. Understandably, the Siberian Husky and Alaskan
Malamute are often confused. They share some physical characteristics and
well, of course, they’re both sled dogs bred to strive in cold climates. However, there are differences between these
two furry dog breeds and as we’ll find out they may not be for everyone. Let’s get to know these fabulous dogs. Let’s get started, but before we start,
make sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell icon to become part of our
notification squad. History Both breeds are what are known as Spitz breeds,
making them some of the oldest breeds we have today. The Siberian Husky is believed to have originated
among the Chukchi, a tribe of nomads from the Siberian region. The breed’s history is relatively unknown
but DNA tests confirm that the Siberian is among the oldest dog breeds. The Chukchi used the dogs as transportation
and the dogs interacted with the Chukchi as family companions, often sleeping with the
children and providing warm comfortable beds for them. The Siberian Huskies were imported to Alaska
in 1908 and were used as sled dogs during the gold rush. The last Siberian Husky was exported from
Siberia in 1930 when the borders were closed by the Soviet government. However, the breed continued to thrive in
North America. And although they have changed slightly from
their Siberian foundation dogs, they still maintain many of the wonderful qualities of
the Chuchki Sled Dogs. One of the oldest Arctic sled dogs, the Alaskan
Malamute’s forebears crossed the Bering land bridge from Siberia to Alaska with native
peoples thousands of years ago. One tribe, known as the Mahlemuts, settled
in the northeastern area of the Seward Peninsula and it’s there that the modern Alaskan Malamute
was developed. The dogs were used to hunt seals, chase away
polar bears, and pull heavy sleds loaded with food or camp supplies. The native people treated their dogs well
and valued them highly. The gold rush of 1896 brought a great influx
to Alaska of dogs of many sizes and breeds who could survive the weather. Many native dogs to Alaska were interbred
with other dogs brought to the area with prospectors and pure types were lost. But, the Mahlemuts were a relatively isolated
tribe, and so the Alaskan Malamute survived the incursion better than some other breeds. Through successful breeding programs to keep
the Malamute true to its origins, we have the Malamute we know and love today. Personality According to the American Kennel Club Standard,
the Siberian Husky “does not display the possessive qualities of the guard dog, nor is he overly
suspicious of strangers or aggressive with other dogs.” Their exotic, wolf-like appearance makes Siberian
Huskies appealing to many people, and their even temperament, love of other dogs and indifference
to strangers makes them ideal family dogs. Huskies have a zest for life that is unmatched
by few breeds. They may seem like a good family dog for first-time
dog owners, but Huskies can often be “too much dog” for the novice owner. But avid Husky owners agree, you get out of
a Siberian Husky what you put into it, and these reliable dogs are worth the effort. Hardy working dogs, Alaskan Malamutes are
really just big puppies. Though they take their jobs pulling sleds
or searching out lost humans very seriously, they love to run, romp and play and have a
never-ending energy reserve. Their playful, easy-going nature and friendliness
toward strangers also makes them a great family companion. Alaskan Malamutes will win you over with their
playful, outgoing dispositions. They greet everyone as a friend—even strangers
and first-time house guests—so they don’t make good watchdogs, but they are extremely
loyal to their family. A word of caution, a male Alaskan Malamute
may not get along well with other male dogs, including other male Malamutes. Both breeds are pack animals and enjoy spending
time with their human pack, insisting on being included in all family activities. Neither is big on barking. Both breeds do have a high prey drive, so
living with other non-dog pets may not be an option, but they can be trained to get
along with the family cat. Coat Both breeds share a well-insulated warm double
coat. Hence, neither should be kept in warm climates. Both breeds shed a lot. Regular brushing is required most of the year,
but even that won’t be enough when the dogs “blow their coat” when their hair falls
out in large clumps. This happens usually twice a year. If you decide to have one of these dogs in
your life, invest in a good vacuum cleaner, and lint rollers. And you’re just going to have to be comfortable
with dog hair everywhere, perhaps including your breakfast cereal. Dog hair is a way of life for the Husky or
Malamute family. Size The Malamute is a larger, stronger dog. The breed is considered a large dog breed. Males stand 25 inches high at the shoulder
and should weigh about 85 pounds; females tend to stand 23 inches high and weigh about
75 pounds. However, it’s not unusual for a well-muscled
adult male to weight over 100 pounds. In rare instances, so-called “giant” Malamutes
top 140 pounds, but the Malamute body is not designed to carry that excess weight. Considered a medium-sized dog, an average
male Siberian Husky stands between 21 and 23.5 inches high while the female averages
20 to 22 inches. The male weighs between 45 and 60 pounds and
the female 35 to 50 pounds. Exercise needs and shedding aside, the Siberian
and Malamute are small enough for apartment life and do quite well there. Trainability As pack dogs, both breeds need a firm leader. Overall, the Siberian Husky is more intelligent
than the Malamute, but this may or may not be a helpful trait when it comes to training,
as your Husky will try to outsmart you. This breed is notoriously difficult to train
and are generally not well suited for first-time owners. Huskies require firm leadership and 100% consistency
when it comes to boundaries and rule enforcement. Their expressive eyes can be used to manipulate
the softies of the house, so all family members must also be “trained” to be consistent
with rules and leadership. Though they instinctively love to work, Alaskan
Malamutes are also difficult to train in the home. Independent and willful dogs, a patient, consistent
hand is needed when working with this breed. They like to be in charge, so the moment they
see an opening to manipulate a situation, Malamutes will take it. Needless to say, if you’ve never trained
a dog, neither breed is probably a good choice. Activity Levels Both breeds love to run. That’s what they were bred for. And by run, we don’t mean just sprinting
around like your average dog. These dogs are distance runners with almost
limitless endurance. The Alaskan Malamute is, however, a calmer
breed indoors than the hyper Siberian Husky. The Siberian Husky is a faster runner and
needs a lot more vigorous exercise than the Malamute. While you need to exercise both, the Husky
needs hiking, jogging, even sled pulling in its life on a regular basis to be a truly
happy and healthy dog. Either dog will become unhappy, bored and
most likely destructive if not exercised on a regular basis. If you don’t want to get off the couch,
again, probably not the breed for you. Health and Lifespan The Siberian Husky has a bit longer lifespan,
living on average 12-15 years compared to an average lifespan of 10-12 years for the
Alaskan Malamute. Common ailments affecting the Siberian Husky
are numerous including epilepsy, hip dysplasia, hypothyroidism, juvenile cataracts, basal
cell tumor, perianal gland adenoma, chronic superficial keratitis, progressive retinal
atrophy and a lot of other stuff I just can’t pronounce reliably. The Malamute’s list is similarly large. Breed health concerns may include autoimmune
hemolytic anemia, bloat, cancer, dwarfism, diabetes, epilepsy, eye problems, hip dysplasia,
hypothyroidism, and skin problems. Malamutes also can have a genetic defect causing
malabsorption of zinc, which leads to skin lesions despite adequate levels of zinc in
their diet. Along with shedding hair and a stubbornness
to training, vet bills are probably going to be a big concern when getting into either
of these breeds. I’m not trying to be overly negative about
these breeds, because they are overall wonderful dogs. But, also we do have to realize that all people
are not suited to all dogs. These are tough dogs to own, not for novice
owners and we don’t want these dogs ending up in shelters due to an owner being overwhelmed. But, remember, if you’re considering one
of these awesome dogs and you are up to the task, there are breed specific rescue organizations
all over the world that are usually a simple Google search away. So, which of these amazing sled dog breeds
do you think is the most awesome? Let us know in the comments. If there are other breeds you’d like us
to compare, shout them out, we’ll give them a look. If you like this video, you can check out
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100 Responses

  1. Animal Facts says:

    Which is better? Which would you choose? The Siberian Husky or the Alaskan MAlamute?

  2. Keith Myers says:

    I had a bull mastiff for a long time, but this definitely makes me consider a malamute. Such beautiful, big dogs!

  3. Chago PR says:

    I love both!!!!!!

  4. AA_OCUTINOM_AA says:

    I have a 8 month Siberian husky mix with Alaskan malamute girl dam she is gorgeous and so friendly she love to be around with kids

  5. Phil Alverasa says:

    Thanks Guys

  6. Rich Weatherly says:

    I had a Husky. Loved his personality and alert behavior.

  7. Terri Davis says:

    Tonka and Monroe aka the water wolves have a channel on you tube. One is a Malamute the other a Husky…….please check them out !! They live in Florida and love swimming in a pool so funny

  8. Orin A says:

    Guy cant pronounse Chukchi properly.

  9. Anthony Ellick says:

    facts about collies

  10. Joe Gallion says:

    We have a pair of Siberian Huskies and love them very much! Would love to have a Malamute someday. Amazing animals!

  11. Abdias Galvis says:

    The silaskian Malahusky

  12. Deplorable Dave says:

    What about a Samoyed?

  13. Lazy Sunny says:

    I love them both!
    But i would say husky because i am an owner of one 😀

  14. Francklie says:

    Both look wonderful, but I prefer the Malamute!

  15. Cynthia nm says:

    I have a malamute who goal on life is to be petted by the most people possible. He will stop dead in the middle of the street and stare at people in Hope's of getting petted

  16. frank franko says:

    A ninja came to kill me at night my Husky play. With ninja so much that ninja change his mind 😎that we started playing Chinese checkers 😎ninja needed therapy 😎husky did good job 👏 😎A true Story 😎

  17. Dani Bronco says:

    My husky mix talks but she is very quiet but taught my heeler puppy to say I want it and I love you. Lol I love them

  18. CheddarBob TheBobCheddar says:

    If you're not ready to to argue with a damn dog, don't own a husky

  19. Schleich Horse Girl 248 says:

    My malamute is 130 pounds he is a beautiful boy named Rook and he is awesome

  20. Schleich Horse Girl 248 says:

    Bruh the husky is not smarter than a malamute malamutes are way smarter

  21. Schleich Horse Girl 248 says:

    This video is wrong on so many ways first of all huskies and malamute don’t need to pull sleds as a regular exercise you can just take them on walks pulling sleds doesn’t make them happier

  22. tiffsaver says:

    On the Alaskan Malamute, boy did you get that right! Great family dog. But on the "prey drive" issue, one day my brother's neighbor's little girl was playing in the next yard with the little bunny her dad had bought her for Easter. When his male malamute saw the cute little fur ball, he instantly clearly their six-foot tall fence, and within seconds, bit of the poor bunny's head. I don't think the girl or her father liked that very much.

  23. Stefano Gomez says:

    Malamutes 👏🏻 are 👏🏻 better 👏🏻 than 👏🏻 Huskies 👏🏻

  24. Don Isenberg says:

    Been around Malemutes, but never had one.
    My favorite ?…well, I've had about 2 dozen Huskies over the past 30 years, so you can probably figure it out. Lol

    Also, Huskies = world class escape artists, make Houdini look like an amateur.

    In my experience, Huskies are never obedient. When you think they are, that's just them choosing to be cooperative.

    Currently have just one, a beautiful 18 month Sable colored female.
    Sadly, she'll likely be my last. I'm 53 and by the time she passes I'll be in my mid 60's, too old to start over with another Siberian pup.

  25. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    Malamute 100%

  26. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    Neither is big on barking? Dude they bark and howl at everything.

  27. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    Those weights are way low. The average malamute weighs 115-130lbs for males and 80-95lbs for females. The giant breed can weigh upwards of 200-250lbs.

  28. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    They are not small and most certainly not small enough for apartment life. They need room to roam and a large fenced in yard to run.

  29. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    U got that backwards. The malamute needs all that activity. Malamutes are giant puppies and will be highly active most their life.

  30. raisedTwIsTeD says:

    U sorta got things right, not everything but better than most at least.

  31. Helena Zooner says:

    I have two Siberian huskies one we got from a ok place but the second husky we got was so dirty and than we found out she had worms

    #SaveTheHuskies

  32. Beedrill says:

    oh hey there is a clip from kze productions

  33. Buddy Piper says:

    Huskies and Malamutes are both fine beasts. Out of the Arctic they overheat though. Keep them on ice or get a different breed.

  34. Noah says:

    If I were to choose one I would pick the Siberian Husky because they like to scream, me too lmao.

  35. Richard Kryza says:

    I'm a Siberian husky owner and always will be

  36. devon metzger says:

    i have a siberian husky, my first ever dog to own myself. i have had her since last august, hard as hell to deal with but she is well worth it, unlike other huskies she is very quiet lol

  37. ed low says:

    Siberians tend to be friendlier. But they are all individuals.

  38. Sauceleaf says:

    My malamute Pearl is the friendliest dog ever and she gets along so well with every dog and person she meets, not to mention she loves our cat. Shedding can be a little bit annoying and she sometimes howls at firetrucks and ambulances. She’s 5 years old and she’s the best dog I could’ve asked for

  39. David Young says:

    We have a husky for 1 year and why yes it is true they do require more than other dogs, they are so well worth it. I've owned over 12 different breeds of dogs and our Huskie is by far the most loving. She's very playful, she does require require exercise and DO NOT buy cheap dog food or you will regret it. Siberian Huskies have very sensative digestive systems.

  40. CAESAR 29e health channel says:

    Both but getting malimut

  41. Zach Stuhler says:

    I have my 3rd husky now. Well I'd say second as my last (Husky) was in hindsite probably a Malamute as he was much larger than my husky now and the previous. I'd say anyone that wants a husky I tell them that you should know they can be stubborn smart shed loyal extremely energetic especially as juveniles. All that being said if you want a gorgeous loving funny smart dog that wants to do things with you and lives for walks you have your dog.

  42. Kelsea Moore says:

    It kills me seeing people who live in hot climates with huskies. Then the same owners proceed to shave them, ruining their coat that also keeps them warm and cool.

  43. RythVNTM says:

    How about get both, 1 male, 1 female and give birth

  44. FunnyCin says:

    There is no such thing as a better dog I LOVE all dogs equally

  45. Linthoisana Yumnam says:

    The same goes for keeping 2 female malamutes together.

  46. NIRMAAN We build it says:

    My Alaskan Malamute attacked a pitbull

  47. Interuler Gaming says:

    If we are talking puppy, it has to be the malanute, if we talkin adult, both are nice

  48. Nearly Stuck says:

    (Owner of multiple of both breeds)
    Neither is big on barking?
    Even temperament?
    "Do quite well in apartments"
    Umm where on earth did you get these "facts"
    Husky are well know to be small animal aggressive due to their high prey drive often deemed "dangerous dogs" in many banned breed lists because of this.
    They are also VERY LOUD in general. While the bark maynot be a bark, they do howl, yip, roo, and scream.
    Malamutes tend to be quieter but still very vocal.

    As for appartment life, it is possible but highly frowned upon for these breeds. They can be highly destructive, known to chew through walls and doors.

  49. Novablade _25 says:

    Theres actually a youtuber keyush the stunt dog who is 3/4 a Siberian husky and 1/4 alaskan malamute:p

  50. LangBellsChannel says:

    4:04 That's Danny Direwolf he passed away recently.

  51. Anthony Wolf says:

    Siberian husky= Whiny wolf
    Alaskan malamute= Fluffy bear

    :3

  52. Thomas Fleig says:

    You need to be an alpha with a Malamute. My male use to test us. If he got out, and we had to go get him, he would growl when we tried to put a leesh on him to take him home. My wife would make a fist and tell him "if you try to bite me, I'm going to break your jaw". He never did, but was just trying to test her. Was funny watching her stand up to this huge dog that could have killed her….lol.

  53. han sy says:

    Im just confused with what is on 4:35

  54. DrakotheHusky says:

    I adopted my husky a little over 2 years ago, he was a year and 3 months and didn't listen to a word. now he's my giant baby that cant go 8 hours without me haha. he's my first dog too so I'm pretty happy how far we've come. he's still very very stubborn but the right tone of voice will turn him around instantly. he loves to pull when we go on walks and I let him so he gets that energy out, plus its a little work out for the both of us haha he's about 80ish pounds but very muscular. he still has a nice amount of baby fat on his neck hahahaha but he's the best. going to adopt a female malamute soon i think

  55. ycart tosey says:

    Steel on your show ,coolest dog.

  56. Ron Tashjian says:

    We've owned three Malamutes and one Siberian. Our big male Alaskan was the runaway favorite. Absolutely devoted to the family and completely lost when his people weren't around. Sweet, gentle, goofy and a total charmer. They're not good watch dogs but they instinctively know when it's time to back strangers off. While on a walk a cyclist took an aggressive posture so my docile giant placed himself in front of me and started snarling.

  57. Stephanie Hendrix says:

    I have a Siberian Husky, an Alaskan Malamute, also a Alaskan Klee Kai Husky and I have a Wolf Husky they are all wonderful dogs.. We have a fenced in acre of land and a doggy door so they can come and go as they please outside. Unless it's winter time (we have to put the doggy door seal down to keep them in at night, or they will stay in freezing temperatures 'cause it's in their nature)…. they have never tried to escape they are the best dogs we have ever had

  58. Mary Reeves says:

    Beautiful dogs, but I had to shoot a husky/shepherd cross when it attempted to kill a four day old colt. If you get one of these dogs, they commonly have prey drive; so no livestock. I should have
    paid more attention to my horses who did not like her and often turned their rears (that means a possible kick) when she got to close. Animals know possible attack when they see it. If you have
    livestock, best stick to a Border Collie or an Aussie.

  59. TONI DUPONT-MORA says:

    I love the Husky. My first was a husky/Saint Bernard mix. She was so smart
    I also had a husky/German Shepherd mix. Super smart!
    I also had a purebred Husky. He too was intelligent. He had seizures. That was sad
    All wonderful family dogs, all. Protective, yet friendly
    When I was younger, my parents had a Malamute. She was an awesome dog!

  60. Yao Jianchen says:

    Draw i like I 🐈

  61. Callie Claw Cosplay says:

    Malamute 100%

  62. Meghan Lake says:

    Anyone build a snow sled for their husky/malamute? Or rolling sled?

  63. Zephyr López Cervilla says:

    Siberian huskies do tolerate well warm climates, specially those of mid and smaller size of the spectrum ("not always bigger is better"), and many of them have dark eyes, therefore, those with dark eyes are protected from most of those eye issues.

  64. Chicago's FIRE SPITTING SERPENT says:

    I have wanted a malamute for along time . I have never owned one so i thought it would be best for me to start off with a husky and im glad that i did he was a handful but not in a bad way . so now im ready to own a malamute now since i have some experience and i have been reading up on them for awhile now .

  65. Froosi Froosii says:

    Thumbs up thanks for sharing
    Peace

  66. Sabrina Doctor says:

    I Love ❤️ Both Breeds 🐕💗🐕💙

  67. Saul Villafuerte says:

    Huskys aren’t hard to take care of I have 2 lobo and blue

  68. David Turlington says:

    we have a siberian husky. she is a wonderful addition to our pack, but indeed NOT for the 1st time owner

  69. Ben TheKeeshond says:

    @10:08, is that a whippet and a husky? They should have a race between these two dogs. One thing for sure they both are much faster than even Usain Bolt.

  70. Lance Bedwell says:

    We’ve had both breads, both females. The Husky was a bit
    more independent or catlike that the Malamute. The Husky loved to run and if it
    could get out of the yard, under the fence or over it, it would and it became instantly
    deaf on the other side of the fence and there was no catching her. We could
    only wait for her to wear herself out and come back home. Dog catcher, forget
    that idea, LOL! The Malamute was easier to train though at first she tried to
    the one in charge. Once she knew who was boss, it al went well. The Malamute
    was more attached to us than the Husky. As I mentioned, the Husky was more catlike
    and was always grooming herself compared to dirtier smellier Malamute. If the Malamute
    found something dead and decaying on our walks, she would always roller in it neck
    first. The Husky did have her moments though. One time when she got away on a
    rainy night she found her way to a sod farm that had recently spread fish
    remains as fertilizer and rolled in it! Lovely. I think we preferred the
    lovable Malamute to the more independent Husky. The Malamute was a fun dog and
    would often talk to us the way Malamutes do and would always have the final word
    during an argument, true!

  71. Terry McGlothlin says:

    I Choose the Siberian Husky. Overall the Siberian Husky I feel has a better disposition, much friendlier. I am on my forth Siberian Husky. Love the breed.

  72. Kimberly Sweet says:

    What if you have an Alusky

  73. Glacies.Yin says:

    I heard Huskies really like to make noise though, and whine like the cutest but loudest little baby when they're ever so slightly inconvenienced

  74. TheSharkKid Ultra says:

    I have 3 Alaskan malamutes and I will fight for them husky lovers

  75. Marie Catherine Maddalena says:

    I won't have neighter one especially in a apt they need a place to run they are beautiful dogs I had a popple years ago I love very much. Had to have her put down because she had cancer the worst day of my life. After that I got a cat she lived 20 years and died of nature causes I wasn't going to get another cat until I went to a shelter and saw Violet in her cage.I ask the vonteer if I could hold her when I did she started to purr I knew she was for me. So I put an application on her and took her home the next day. I live in apartment it's easier to take care of a cat in an apartment then a dog they don't have to be walk outside in all comes of weather just feed them and clean there litter box I love dogs like I said but not for an apartment

  76. Chemx02 says:

    i have the same navy blue hi vans as u xd

  77. Vy Sharieff says:

    Yeah😭😭😭 Why you hatin’😔

    Okay, back to the research for my first dog.
    I really love Rottweilers😬

    What do you think?🤔

  78. Legit Games says:

    SIBERAN HUSKYS

  79. The Moonlit Quill says:

    Greyhound vs. Afghan Hound?

  80. Ratan Kumar says:

    Plz tell me husky, malamute or German Shepard? Thank you

  81. Hrdrkinmama says:

    Thank you…..ok…this is the very best husky video ever….I'm impressed….so impressed….so many people love my albino husky…shes an angel..but few can deal with the things that the need…you rock…new subscriber…thanks again…Kona an mom

  82. bic boi says:

    Better at what? This is a stupid video

  83. Tom Meitei says:

    That whoosh sound is distracting and irritating.

  84. Bonum McKain says:

    I have owned both breeds. This video points out some real FACTS about both breeds, and it is sad that many people do not investigate the breeds before bringing them home. Even though "your dog is BEAUTIFUL" he is of a working breed, not a run-of-the-mill house pet.
    Everyone thinking of owning a Husky or Malamute should have the opportunity to STUDY this video.
    Thanks for sharing

  85. Ally lumabao says:

    Those two kinds of dog is my dream dog 😍♥️

  86. Ally lumabao says:

    Those two kinds of dog is my dream dog 😍♥️

  87. Brittany G says:

    I have a purebred husky, a husky and malamute mix, and a purebred malamute. The malamute(s) behave better, don’t bark, aren’t friendly, and really protect me. The husky is cute and wonderful and nice but would lick a burglar.

  88. Charityanne Brunt says:

    My Pure Bred Alaskan Malamute is my Life! She is out protector 100% she Weighs in at 108.9lbs at two years old she chases black bears from our yard constantly and would kill to protect my children

  89. Jonah Vetter says:

    My Siberian Jayda is the best shes 60lbs of pure muscle and beauty. And shes gentle w our 7.4lb yorky Ben.

  90. Stephen Blackwell says:

    My Siberian Husky is the friendliest dog I have ever known except for eating

  91. caatje caatje says:

    Love this video, just true facts.they are my faforite breeds, but i just know its too much for me with the excersise and strict rules they need.been looking for another breed that is easier to handle. And now i have a wolfgrey keeshond. Just love her to death 🥰

  92. Thea noneya says:

    My husky was very protective of me and was not too OK of males.

  93. Stephen Myers says:

    We have a Malamute Husky mix. Zeke is a loyal, fun loving and funny dog. I am a docent at Kennedy Gold Mine in Jackson Ca. We have 4th grade school tours and Zeke is a big favorite with the kids. I have a trainer for him (and me) and he trains well. Having a trainer is the only way to go. We love Zeke, but when bored, will chew a lot!

  94. Tabitha Thomas says:

    I don't know much about Mallumute's? but I have a Siberian Husky and when my back went out last year from lifting our Christmas tree, our Siberian Husky knew I was in too much pain to get up and he had me wrap my arms around his neck and took a few steps back to pull me up. I thought that was awesome! I don't think they get enough credit for how intelligent they are. I can have a full blown conversation with my husky and he actually understands me as well as argue lol.

  95. WJ Corbin says:

    Great video. My wife and I have had 8 huskies and 2 malamutes over a span of 30 years. All but two were rescues. In most cases, their owners could not handle them or didn't have the proper home environment. We have a huge HVAC dog room with tall windows, ceiling fans, an aggregate floor with a drain. Two walls are brick and two are cedar. There is a dog door that leads out to a 1/3 acre area and a chute from there to a 1 acre area.

    No, neither breed is best for a newbie or someone who lives in an apartment! The comment below is totally correct. Both breeds are escape artists! Our dog areas have either 6' wrought iron or 5' farm fences. They are lined with smaller welded fence wire plus barbed wire and an electric fence. Overkill? Hardly.

    Our latest rescue was on a chain for a year and then in a humane society for 1 1/2. She was miss-classified as being aggressive. After a long adoption process, we were able to prove that we could provide her with the correct environment and love that she had never had. After 2 months, she could not be a more loving and wonderful companion and member of the family. She has never shown aggression toward anyone or any other animal.

    I could write a book about both these breeds and probably should. The bottom line is: Not for first time dog owners. Not for people without adequate outdoor space that is well fenced. Not for people who don't have the patience to deal with strong willed dogs. But a great choice for those of us who love the breeds and are willing to meet the challenges to receive back the love and devotion.

  96. Amanda Aguilera says:

    i have a siberian husky

  97. zyanya medina says:

    my husky is a mix of Siberian and Malamute 🙂

  98. Justin Degler says:

    1st time dog owner here , so what did I do? Went out and got both . Yeti is a husky and Wampa is a malamute there both less then 3 months old…… I can already tell I’m in for a hand full ….. luckily I have lots of land and patience (I think)

  99. Josanna Cooper says:

    My malimute is awesome & so smart

  100. Levente AS says:

    Husky vs German Shepherd

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