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Why are Alaskan Malamutes so big?

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Are all Alaskan Malamute big?

By 1935, the American Kennel Club (AKC) first recognized the breed. Since size is the only difference between these two, it's best to know that the accepted standard for Alaskan Malamutes is a height of 23 to 25 inches (58 to 63.5 cm) and a weight of 75 to 85 pounds (34 to 39 kg).

Are Alaskan Malamutes bigger than wolves?

The Alaskan Malamute stands between 23 and 25 inches tall. ... As far as weight goes, the gray wolf weighs between 82 and 88 pounds, and the Alaskan Malamute weighs between 75 and 85 pounds. The wolf grows much taller, but weighs almost the same, making them appear much leaner when standing side by side.

Why are Alaskan Malamutes so big?

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