Malamutes LOVE the cold weather. As long as it's not a cold RAIN, or sleet (which could be just as dangerous for their health to be left out in as ours)- but they love snow, can't get enough of it.
Can Malamutes get wet?
Leaving wet fur on a malamute can severely irritate their skin and create hotspots, which they are not generally prone to. It can also create mold situations in their fur if neglected for too long.
Do malamutes like water?
They often like to swim and they do love snow and sledding activities. They can be jumpers and diggers, so make sure your fences are secure. A Malamute is often inclined to be very talkative and they will often howl if left alone for too long in the backyard.
Do malamutes like being outside?
Blessed with a dense double coat, Alaskan Malamutes can tolerate living outdoors in extremely cold climates. However, they do need adequate shelter and a fenced enclosure, preferably with a roof over it. Because Malamutes have an extremely high pack drive, they are happiest when residing with their pack in the house.
What is too cold for a Malamute?
1) Alaskan Malamute A descendant of artic wolves, the Alaskan Malamute can tolerate temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Their thick and waterproof double coat make them suitable for the frozen Artic where in the past, they were part of expeditions to help settlers carry heavy freight sleds.