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.
|Other names||Malawolf, Timber Wolf/ Alaskan Malamute hybrid|
|Coat||Thick, medium-sized, straight|
|Color||White/Cream, Brown & White, Black & White, Pepper & Gray/Salt|
|Breed Type||Canid-hybrid (dog-wolf hybrid)|
|Group of Breed||Wolfdog, Working dog|
|Life span||10-15 years on average|
|Weight||115-175 lbs (52-79 kg)|
|Size and Height||Large|
|Temperament||Protective, territorial, intelligent, affectionate|
|Size of litter:||3-8 puppies|
|Good with Children||No|
|Country Originated in||United States of America|
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.
As the wolamutes possess the characteristic aggressiveness of a wolf, they should be handled firmly.
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.