By Dr. Watuwa JamesDr. James Watuwa Last updated: 27th November 2023


Wolamute, a cross between the Alaskan Malamute dog and Gray Wolf (Timber Wolf), is considered one of the oldest domesticated wolf-dog hybrids in the world. It inherits the physical characteristics and behavioral patterns of its parents. Like the Gray Wolf, this large breed has pointy ears and a combination of dark and light markings that are visible on its body throughout its lifetime.

Wolamute Pictures

Quick Information

Other namesMalawolf, Timber Wolf/ Alaskan Malamute hybrid
CoatThick, medium-sized, straight
ColorWhite/Cream, Brown & White, Black & White, Pepper & Gray/Salt
Breed TypeCanid-hybrid (dog-wolf hybrid)
Group of BreedWolfdog, Working dog
Life span10-15 years on average
Weight115-175 lbs (52-79 kg)
Size and HeightLarge
TemperamentProtective, territorial, intelligent, affectionate
Size of litter:3-8 puppies
Good with ChildrenNo
Country Originated inUnited States of America
Competitive RegistrationDRA

Video: Wolamute Puppies

Temperament and Behavior

Depending on the wolf content, the personality of Wolamutes can vary significantly. Dogs with low wolf content are better suited as a pet than those with mid and high contents.

Like its Malamute parent, these dogs are well tempered and affectionate towards their owners. However, they remain distant with strangers and do not warn their owners about the presence of an intruder, which makes them inappropriate as watchdogs. Since they are territorial, they may not like to share their food and space with other pets in the family. Digging and chewing are a few of the common characteristics observed especially in the mid and high contents.

To keep them cheerful and active, they should be kept under constant attention. When left alone for long hours, they can start barking loudly and may become destructive. As they have the hunting instincts of a wolf, it is not a good idea to keep them alone with kids.



These wolfdogs should be kept in a large enclosure with proper fencing to prevent escaping. Since they are not highly energetic, taking them out for a brief walk or a session of play in the yard takes care of their exercise needs. Be sure to use a lash to prevent them from chasing small animals when taken out for walks.


Although their thick, weather resistant coat requires no special care, it needs to be brushed occasionally to maintain the natural shine and for removal of dead hairs. Use mild dog shampoos and a wet sponge to bathe your pet dog only when needed.

Health Problems

Though these malamute wolf hybrids are naturally healthy, they may suffer from a few problems related to bone health like arthritis, elbow and hip dysplasia, and cancer.


As the wolamutes possess the characteristic aggressiveness of a wolf, they should be handled firmly.

  • Stopping the undesirable wolf-like behaviors: Lack of entertainment and mental stimulation often leads to destructiveness including climbing fences, digging dens, chewing of household items, and territorial aggression. Providing them with antlers, KONGS, squeaky toys, and rope toys ensures a fun time. A multi-level platform on which it can stand, play, and sleep can also be constructed in their enclosure. This gives them the opportunity to overlook their domain.
  • Socialization: This training process should be started when your pup is 4 weeks old and continued until it is 10 months of age. Get your wolamute puppy used to the sight of people, pets, moving vehicles, and other common objects that it would encounter throughout its life. Reward with treats or praise if your pet approaches an unknown person or a new object and accepts their presence.


The wolamute’s regular diet should include 4.5-6 cups of quality dry dog food containing adequate amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fat. Also, make sure that your dog has continuous access to fresh drinking water all day.

Interesting Facts

  • Although the wolamutes are ideally suited for the colder climates, they can adjust themselves in warm climates too.

72 responses to “Wolamute”

  1. Beverly says:

    I am looking for a 75% wolf 25% malamute puppy or near those
    precentages, down to 65% wolf if necessary.
    We had a 75/25 for 13 years best animal we ever had, would love another knowing no 2 are alike but she was gentle, shy, and loving.
    No watchdog but always doubted anyone would tempt her either.
    If you know of such a puppy available would be interested, female only and no intention of breeding her. Also not able to pay alot but she would have a good and loving home. thanks

  2. Rhonda Kamp says:

    I am liooking for a Wolamute pup in Texas. Had one for 14 years. Miss her dearly.

    • Crystal says:

      I have a litter of pups born April 1, 2020. The mom is 90% timber wolf and 10% Alaskan Malamute. Dad is believed to be Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepherd. We are starting the interview process now. Already started on sit and come commands. We are located in Central Texas.

      • Crystal says:

        254-420-7696 if you would like to discuss a puppy. I have 1 girl and 4 boys left. You can text as well.

  3. O.B says:

    How long can you leave a Wolamute alone, and should I do it inside or outside?

  4. James milburn says:

    Looking for a Wolamute puppy. Our’s passed away a year and a half ago, miss the companionship and excellence in the woods. We are an Outdoors family we live in Alaska and would love to get another puppy

  5. Katee says:

    I am looking for a malamute wolf mix puppy for sale.

  6. Nikki says:

    I think I may have a wolamute …. I got her off craigslist 3-4 years ago because the original owner couldn’t handle her. As she got older physically she doesn’t look like other malamutes and I’ve emailed every mal breeder in Texas I think. Kiba is a weird dog. She’s a city dog and lives in an apartment but we’re active and she’s great. I took her everywhere with me as a puppy and kinda held her like a baby at all times. As she’s hitting 4 she’s getting territorial , especially when it comes to me. It’s nothing I can’t handle I love her and will keep her forever but I am curious about the long snout, bigger ears, extra back goes and just general lankiness of her body. She was purchased in nov 2017 under the name Mia. She was 3 months when I got her. We’re in Austin TX … if anyone knows wolamute breeders I could ask about records please let me know!

  7. Cait says:

    I grew up with a Malamute Timberwolf Hybrid in Texas. So, they can adjust to any climate… just be ready for the shedding that happens twice a year. Invest in a good vacuum. She joined our family (via my brother) when I was 11ish. She lived for 10 years. No major health issues.

    Other dogs: We had a Scotty at the time she joined our fam. They got along… for the most part, but the few fights they did have were scary, mainly because of the size differential. If introducing to another dog, do so in neutral territory and probably with a professional.

    Loyalty: Literally my soul mate. We grew up together in a lot of ways. Whenever I was sick, injured, sad… she would sleep in my bathroom shower without eating or drinking and come check on me until I recovered. In turn, if she was ever under the weather, I would sleep with her. But I’m weird like that. The loyalty they have for their person is extraordinary. Def. a ride or die.

  8. Elwyn says:

    If you have been looking for a Malamute wolf puppy I have three 2 males 1 female they were born January 30th they are looking for good homes in Washington or Oregon they are right now at the age that they are willing to learn if you would like one contact me at 360-496- 8856

    • Stephanie says:

      I had a Wolamute for 12 years she was the best dog I have ever had! I had her hand signal trained and she had the most loyal and sweet personality! Lost her to cancer! I can’t wait to get another one!

  9. Pam says:

    Looking for medium to high content Timber wolf and malamute mix. I even been lost and empty since mine past 2 years ago.

  10. Angela says:

    Can Any one help me find a wolfamute in California or near California?

  11. eugene tilley says:

    I would like to know where I can find high content timber wolf/malamute cross pups

    • Scott Baker says:

      We found 70% Timberwolf/30% Malamute puppies in North Carolina at a place called Yadkin Wolf Den. We have a 6 month old at the moment, she is a wonderful dog, or Wolfdog…she displays a number of wolf traits and dog traits…she is very sweet, wary of strangers and we’ve noticed it takes several times for someone to visit before she gets comfortable enough to kind of take to the where they’ll play with them and let them pet her without shying away.
      So far with other puppies she seems to do well, especially with larger breeds who also like to play a little rough..

  12. Jeannie says:

    Hello all,I have a question for those very familiar with the Wolamute. We rescued what we were told was an Alaskan Malamute 4 years ago when she was 4 years old already. She was big then and is still a BIG girl and it wasn’t til last week I posted a picture of her ( I have posted many) but this one she is sitting up on her bottom & her front legs are around my 20 year old daughters neck. Our fur baby loves to give hugs like this. Anyway I have had more people contact me & tell me she is actually a Wolamute. I had never even heard of this breed. But she has always been between 130 & 150lbs. We are very careful with her weight now as her hips are slowly starting to go :(. She never barks, is very animal aggressive more so small animals, gentle with people love kids. So her breed does not matter to us, I just became curious with all the random people that told me this.

  13. Laura says:

    Wolfamute pup 13 weeks for sale 400.00 Male name is Stryker. We got him because we had a giant Alaskan malamute and had to have him put down over a year ago due to old age. We never took in to consideration when we got little Stryker at 7 weeks that he should be living in the country. He is a beautiful pup My number is 740-409-8904. Located in ohio a little south of Columbus. We have had him to the vet and he has had all his shots and wormed. Can give you his vet records.

  14. Donna Mitchell says:

    Looking for a Alaskan Malamute Timber Wolf. Can someone tell me the cost of a puppy or adult? And how I can get in touch.

  15. Preston Mitchell says:

    I was very fortunate to find an abandoned Wolamute cub. (Wolf hybrid experts claimed she was probably 75% wolf.)
    After I established that I was the Alpha, she became the best, smartest animal that I ever had as a companion. She was always very gentle with humans, even babies. But, oh wow, with deer, squirrels, rabbits, most dogs, and other critters she was deadly. Poor Ms. Wolf is now 13 years old and her hips are going. I feel as if I am about to lose a child. Anyway, I hope I can find another Wolamute to ease the transition. ANYWAY, if you want a great animal as a friend, a Wolamute is a superlative choice (if you don’t live in a total city environment).

  16. mimi says:

    Hi All, we rescued a dog many years ago abandoned on the road, thought he was a malamute, and only many years later after Thunder died did we realize he was probably a wolf hybrid. We loved him, and he was the most intelligent dog we had ever had. Despite having house trained every other dog we owned, he could never be house trained and loved to mark the house.If bored, he could chew off the drywall, and we ended up building him and the other dogs an outside yard with a barn, so he had company. He loved the snow, but had bad back hips so he wasn’t into wandering away.He did have a huge prey drive; unlike our other dogs, he could never be trained to leave the cats alone ( they were food) and he also looked at other peoples’ small kids like he thought they might be prey too.We kept him well away from them.
    He was incredibly bright,and when bored liked to tease our poor lab. We respected him and he respected us, but it was more a relationship of choice where he chose us as his group, and he wasn’t interested in either hurting or making friends with our visitors. He was calm and controlled, and bit only two people during our years together; the first was when we found him on the road and a stranger tried to push on his bad hips to get him in the car causing him pain; a single controlled bite, more like a chastisement, and the second when my brother came to visit, who is good with dogs and thought he could tell Thunder where to walk on the lead.( Another single, controlled nip, did not break skin) My brother was not in the pack or a superior as far as Thunder was concerned. Thunder died soon after a rabies vaccine; we found out from a sled dog runner that some of these wolf type breeds can’t handle the rabies vaccine well.His eyes were so intelligent, and it was more like having an equal in the house than a pet.I still miss him.

  17. Barbara Kuniski says:

    I live here in central Florida.
    I had just increased our family by adding to it a malamute/timber wolf pup he is 6wks old , there were a litter of nine all nine had gotten homes . He Is a low content and a beauty. I CAN RECOMMEND A REPUTABLE BREEDER HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ..

    • Preston Mitchell says:

      I would appreciate the referral to a reputable breeder of Wolamutes (especially with high wolf percentage). My poor Ms. Wolf is near her end. My heart is breaking. So, I thought a new cub would help…especially while Ms. Wolf is still around to teach her about her human pack. You might let me know at Thanks, Preston

    • Patty Mayer says:

      What breeder did u go with?

    • Paul says:


      I’d be interested in that breeder you mentioned as Wolfhuskypups is no longer selling pups. Thankyou.


  18. Jules says:

    Need help..I have a walamute female Mia. Need guidance…she is 2 yrs old not fixed yet..not sure if I have the right environment for her.Considering a better place for her.Help if you can..

  19. JAMES THOMAS says:

    I had a wolamute when I was a kid. I worked at a vet as a veterinarian assistant. She was one of the best dogs I ever had. She was very well trained and obeyed. She did like to kill possums and raccoons and smaller game. She never are them though. Just killed them and left them on the back porch. She liked to escape. She was eventually killed while I was at work. Been looking for another one like her forever. She would slow dance and shadow box.

  20. Tosha says:

    Hi, I have a walamute her name is Shine. Her ears haven’t stood yet and she’s ten months old.. Is there something I could do naturally to stimulate them to point upwards? And it may just be how hot the climate is here in ms, but she also has short hair and a thin pointy tail… Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. She’s the best “dog” I’ve ever had in my life. She minds well and loves my children. Her and my cat share a large waterbowl and often drink together at the same time (they are besties). I’ve never heard her howl… Yet she talks to me by grunting. Its the coolest thing I’ve ever seen lol.

  21. Donald A Taylor says:

    I have a half Malamute half wolf he’s my best friend

  22. David G says:

    Female,8years,I’m a senior and having to travel more than I want and my girl needs more attention from me instead of a Vet.

  23. Kathy liguori says:

    I have A female malamute wolf. She just turned a year but she’s been fixed. I’d like to be in a group talking to people about this particular fabulous dogs.

  24. Heather W says:

    I had a wolf-dog hybrid. His name was Kodiak. We called him Kodi for short. He was such a big sweetheart! He was very VERY big. We got him when he was a puppy. He was very, very good with my children. He scared my youngest for a while because he was so much bigger than her but we never had any problems with him at all. He did have a bloodcurdling howl though LOL. We did sell him for safety reasons. We had a crazy, CRAZY old man down our road who always pulled out a big shot gun thinking he was a wolf or a coyote trying to get his cattle (even though we explained to him several times he was our pet and had fenced in land) and we were afraid he might shoot towards our children and home so we eventually found him a good home with a man with a malamute. He was an amazing pet and I miss him terribly.

    • Jan Kever says:

      You should had turned him in to the authorities. Brandishing a weapon is very very illegal.

      • Rodeocrazy says:

        Not in Texas esp if you feel your livestock is threatened. Of course I was taught by my Dad who was an officer you do not pull a gun unless you intend on using it. I do not by any means agree with what the man did.

  25. Hector Dones says:

    I am looking for a Malamute wolf puppy low content and I would love to know the price and if you ship to Puerto Rico

  26. Judy Pitolay says:

    We’ve had our Malamute/timberwolf cross for 10 yrs – he is gentle & kind & very good/protective with children & elderly people. He is getting very territorial with his food (understandable), HOWEVER, when mum or dad (me & alpha male) go near his food dishes, he backs off. He’s been well trained – we did the training ourselves. He’s never on a leash. He listens very well. Only time he’s on a leash is when I take him to the vet & that’s a requirement.

    This type of dog needs space (and we have the space for him – 10 acres) he used to run (for miles) always had a tag on him with his name & our phone #.

  27. Kory says:

    I’m interested in breeding my female 27% Timberwolf 73% malimut she will be 2 years November never had puppies just need to find a male prefer the same breeds and persentage

  28. Martha Gray says:

    Actually I had one when my children was very small and she was awesome with them! She was very protective over them. So not understanding why you are saying they aren’t good with children. Ours accepted them as part of her pack basically! Never once offered to bite or harm them in any way unless ypu consider licking them to death harmful! Lol!

    • Sergey Uhanov (Certified Veterinarian) admin says:

      Your Wolamute probably had more of the Alaskan Malamute blood in her. A well-trained Malamute is known to be patient with kids. You didn’t mention anything about her training regimen! Perhaps, it was her training that taught her to be peaceful. However, what we have referred to in this article is about Wolamutes in general. If Wolamutes are socialized and given obedience training during their puppyhood, the issue could be reduced.

      • Judy Pitolay says:

        we’ve had ours for 10 1/2 years. he has never been destructive. He has never had “puppy training” – we trained him ourselves. he is the best dog ever. wouldn’t have any other. he is very friendly, loves people, howls & growls a lot, other than a few people who are afraid of large dogs, never any issues with him. He is very protective of children and elderly people. And yes, I have to agree – he is NOT a guard dog, by any means.

      • Jeremy says:

        Do you know of anywhere or anyone that sells wolamute pups? Everything I search send me to Wolfhusy and I hear not so good things about them so I’m ????

        • Jeff farley says:

          Look at shadow puppies on insta

        • Barbara Kuniski says:

          I live here in central Florida.I had just increased our familyby adding to it a malamute/timber wolf pup he is 6wks old , there were a litter of nine all nine had gotten homes . He I a low content and a beauty . I CAN RECOMMEND A REOUTABLE BREEDER TO YOU HERE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA ..

          • Jan Kever says:

            Restricted States

            Several states define wolf hybrids as wild animals and restrict private ownership. Wolf hybrid ownership is restricted in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Virginia. Some states require permits, some set minimum standards for wolf hybrid enclosures, and some have strict rabies laws that could result in your pet’s being destroyed if she bites someone. Check with your state for details.

  29. John says:

    hi I’m John I am looking for a male pup

    • Jodi says:

      I have a male 87% wolf. Jake is 15 weeks old. I’m asking 1200

      • José Rodríguez says:

        I am looking for a male puppy

        • Jan Kever says:

          Wolves don’t have puppies, they have cubs. I would recommend fully researching them before trying to buy one. Research your local and state laws also. Some states restrict or outright forbid ownership of these animals.

        • Laura says:

          Have a male wolamute for sale. His name is Stryker. He is a beautiful pup! We got Him when he was 7 weeks old. He is now 13 weeks. We live in town and he needs a home in the country.

  30. Malu Gomez says:

    Hello my name is Malu I a 15% Timber Wolf 65% Alaskan Malamute and 20% Siberian Husky this is good dog to have for my two children She’s still a puppy. I believe she’s 8-10 months old I’m just scare little bit because it has wolf on her

    • Ilene says:

      Hi my name is ilene. I would like to know more. Very interested. Can you please send me a picture of her? My son and i are interested on knowing more about her. Please call me at this number: 1-(413)-364-4048, it is my cellphone and it is the best way to get a hold of me.

  31. Sandra cook says:

    Looking for a malamut hybrid

  32. Sandra cook says:

    Looking for a Malamud hybrid for sale

  33. Roger Braxton says:

    I am very interested in getting a wolfmute pup. I have two full blooded Alaskan malamute’s that they will be with

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