Alaskan Malamute Growth Chart (Weight Chart & Size Chart)

Because of their strength and stamina, Alaskan Malamutes are called working dogs.

If you have an Alaskan Malamute pup, you may be curious what the average size and weight of an Alaskan Malamute is, as well as when they will stop growing. To assist you, we've created an Alaskan Malamute size chart that breaks out their expected weight by age so you can watch their growth.

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Alaskan Malamute Growth Chart

Check out this Alaskan Malamute Growth Chart article to know more about them!

When Do Alaskan Malamutes Stop Growing?

An Alaskan Malamute reaches full maturity between the ages of 18 months and 2 years.

Your Alaskan may develop slightly faster or slightly slower, with girls weighing approximately 10 pounds less than males.

Mental maturation in Alaskan Malamutes can take up to 5 years, while others do not progress at all.

When your Alaskan puppy refuses to grow up, be prepared to live with a perpetual puppy. On the plus side, you'll constantly be playful, fun, and entertained.

Alaskan Malamute Size Chart

Here is a Malamute Size Chart from 1 month to 1 year.

1 Month5 to 10 lb
2 Months10 – 25 lb
3 Months15 – 30 lb
4 Months25 – 40 lb
5 Months 30 – 50 lb
6 Months45 – 60 lb
7 Months50 – 65 lb
8 Months55 – 70 lb
9 Months55 – 70 lb
10 Months60 – 75 lb
11 Months65 – 75 lb
1 year70 – 80 lb
Alaskan Malamute Size Chart

Alaskan Malamute Pictures

Here are some Malamute Pictures.

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Alaskan Malamute Growth & Weight Chart – What To Expect

Alaskan Malamute Weight Chart by Age

Here is a growth chart by age.

AgeWeight in kgWeight in lbs
3 Months13.1 – 15.1 kg28.8 – 33.3 lbs
4 Months16.8 – 19.7 kg37 – 43.4 lbs
5 months21 – 24.1 kg46.2 – 53.1 lbs
6 months24.4 – 28.2 kg53.9 – 62.2 lbs
7 months27.2 – 31.1 kg60 – 68.5 lbs
8 months29.5 – 34.3 kg65.1 – 75.6 lbs
9 Months31 – 36.2 kg68.3 – 79.8 lbs
10 Months32.4 – 38 kg71.4 – 83.7 lbs
11 Months33.2 – 39.5 kg73.2 – 87 lbs
12 Months34.2 – 40.4 kg75.4 – 89 lbs
Alaskan Malamute Growth & Weight Chart

Alaskan Malamute Weight  1-2 weeks

This is the neonatal stage, and your puppy cannot hear, see, smell, or walk. Most of their time is spent resting and eating.

During this time, the puppy completely depends on the mother's milk for sustenance.

They rely on the mother to defecate because she licks the puppy's abdomen to assist them in pee and defecating. They also rely on their mother for warmth because they cannot regulate their own body temperature.

Alaskan Malamute Weight 3-12 weeks

This is the socializing stage when the Alaskan Malamute sees everyone in their environment as a member of their family.

As a result, it is critical that you socialize them with other dogs and humans and gradually expose them to the outside world.

During this time, you can begin teaching them fundamental skills such as potty training, obedience, and leash walking. This is because kids respond well to positive reinforcement and are quite curious at this point.

Alaskan Malamute Weight 4-6months

Most dogs attain roughly a quarter of their final adult weight at 4 months of age.

At that age, expect your Malamute to weigh between 35 and 45 pounds. If your puppy is much lighter or heavier, visit your veterinarian to rule out any deficiencies (with underweight puppies) or overfeeding (if your pup is a lot heavier).

It is important to note that dogs who appear to be much too small or enormous for their age do not always have an underlying disease that is driving their unusual growth curve. They were sometimes just mated with another breed and advertised as purebreds.

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It has bred many Malamutes with Huskies. The puppies will continue to look like Malamutes, but will be smaller or lighter. If your Malamute puppy is very huge, he may be descended from Great Pyrenees.

What is the Full Grown Alaskan Malamute Weight?

When your Alaskan Malamute has finished growing, he will be a large and powerful dog! The largest male Malamutes can weigh up to 95 pounds when fully mature.

If you have a girl, your dog will be a little lighter, weighing in at around 85 pounds.

Alaskan Malamute vs Husky Size 

The biggest difference between the Alaskan Malamute and the Husky is size. Although both are enormous canines, the Alaskan Malamute is larger as an adult than the Husky.

The Husky stands between 20 and 24 inches tall on average. Male Huskies weigh 45 to 60 pounds, while female Huskies weigh 35 to 50 pounds.

An Alaskan Malamute stands between 23 and 25 inches tall on average. A female Alaskan Malamute weighs approximately 75 pounds, and a male Alaskan Malamute weighs approximately 85 pounds.

Alaskan Malamute Height Chart

Male Alaskan Malamutes stand around 36 inches or 91 cm tall, withers (shoulder) height of 25 inches or  64 cm and females withers height of 23 inches or 58 cm. Males weigh approximately 85 lb or 39 kg, while females weigh approximately 75 lb or 34 kg.

What Is A Alaskan Malamute’s Neck Size?

To measure your Alaskan Malamute’s neck size, slide two fingers between the dog's neck and the measuring tape to loosely measure the neck where the collar would ordinarily sit. With the two fingers added, the collar should be roughly 2″ larger than the dog's neck size (maybe closer to 1″ on tiny dogs.)

The average neck size of Alaskan Malamute is 46-56cm.

How Big Do Alaskan Malamutes Get?

How Big Do Alaskan Malamutes Get?
How Big Do Alaskan Malamutes Get?

Have you recently adopted an Alaskan Malamute puppy and are wondering how large they will grow to be? Female Alaskan Malamutes stand about 23 inches tall at the withers and weigh about 75 pounds when fully mature.

Male Alaskan Malamutes stand 25 inches tall at the withers and weigh about 85 pounds.

However, looking at the parents is the greatest method to estimate how big your puppy will grow. The physical characteristics of the parents will most likely be handed on to the puppy.

Taking appropriate care of your puppy will ensure that they reach their full growth potential as adults.

When do Alaskan Malamutes stop Growing?

Most Alaskan Malamutes cease developing between the ages of 18 and 24 months. Around their first birthday, your puppy should be near to their full height and weight, but most will continue to gain muscle and fill out their chest until they're close to two years old.

Factors That Affect Alaskan Malamute Puppy Growth 


Genetics heavily influenced the size of an Alaskan Malamute and gender. If your dog's parents, aunts, and uncles are tall, chances are your puppy will be tall as well.

If your dog's parents and relatives are short, your puppy is likely to be short as well.

Female Alaskan Malamutes are smaller and weigh less than male Alaskan Malamutes. However, depending on the genetics, it is possible to get a larger female.

Diet & Nutrition

Your Alaskan Malamute requires a high-quality diet in the amounts for their age.

Overfeeding your puppy can cause obesity, which can cause major health problems and shorten your dog's life.

If your puppy is overweight, he or she is more likely to develop joint disorders such as hip and elbow dysplasia. This may cause surgery and treatment, both of which can be costly.

Physical Activity & Health

Because the Alaskan Malamute was originally designed to be a working dog, they like playing and running vigorously.

They require a lot of activity in order to develop properly and reach their full potential. However, be sure that the exercise you give your puppy is appropriate for his or her age and size, since too much work can harm their development plates.

It is critical that you consult with your veterinarian about the right amount of exercise for your puppy.

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Common Questions about Alaskan Malamute

At What Age Is A Alaskan Malamute Fully Grown?

You should expect your Malamute to be completely developed between the ages of 18 and 20 months.

Across all dog breeds, smaller dogs finish growing earlier (some small breeds before their first birthday), whereas huge and enormous breeds continue to develop until their second birthday. The Alaskan Malamute, as an enormous dog, will continue to grow past his first birthday.

The highest growth trajectory occurs in the first 6 months, as is typical for all puppies; after that, growth visibly decreases until the dog is 12 months old, and then tapers off in the next 6-12 months.

How Long Are Alaskan Malamutes Pregnant?

Dogs are pregnant for approximately 63 days or nine weeks, though this might vary by a few days depending on a variety of variables. A veterinarian will run tests to assess how far along a dog's pregnancy is and when she will give birth.

Knowing When Your Dog Is Getting Ready to Have a Baby The normal body temperature is between 100 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit. When the rectal temperature falls below 100°F, it is a good sign that labor will start within the next 24 hours. Your dog will begin to have uterine contractions during the first stage of labor.

Puppies delivered 5-7 days prematurely have a good chance of surviving. Puppies born over 8 days prematurely frequently cannot swallow or go to the restroom without help. They will require round-the-clock care and may succumb to their injuries. Puppies born over 10 days early have a very low chance of survival.

How Many Puppies Do Alaskan Malamutes Have?

Alaskan Malamute litter sizes range between 6 and 8 puppies on average.

What Is The Life Expectancy Of Alaskan Malamutes?

Taking care of your Alaskan Malamutes is like taking care of your own children! The life expectancy of your Alaskan Malamutes is 10-12 years. 

How Much Does It Cost To Own An Alaskan Malamute?

A pet parent should never have to second-guess the cost of their cherished pet's veterinarian treatment. However, it's crucial to understand that veterinary care, particularly emergency care, can be costly. Surgery to cure bloat, for example, can easily cost between $2,500 and $5,000 in a case without accompanying complications3.

Many pet parents cannot pay for such a service out of pocket. In fact, less than 20% of owners claim they could pay for a $5,000 veterinary bill out of pocket. Many owners may be put in a stressful situation if their dog requires emergency treatment or continuing medical care for a chronic illness such as hip dysplasia.

Pet insurance provides a financial safety net for your four-legged family member in the event of an emergency by reimbursing up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket veterinarian charges. Allow pet insurance to provide you with peace of mind so that you and your veterinarian can focus on what matters most: your pet's health and happiness.

How Can You Tell If Your Alaskan Malamute Is Overweight?

How Can You Tell If Your Alaskan Malamute Is Overweight?
How Can You Tell If Your Alaskan Malamute Is Overweight

Before making any lifestyle modifications, you should first evaluate whether your Alaskan Malamute is overweight. Unfortunately, this is not a simple process because the healthy weight of an Alaskan Malamute varies widely.

This means that weight alone cannot be used to determine if your Alaskan Malamute is overweight. What one Malamute considers to be a healthy and absolutely appropriate weight may be fat or underweight by another.

However, the AKC Breed Standard for an Alaskan Malamute stipulates that an adult female should weigh approximately 75 pounds (approximately 35kg) and an adult male should weigh approximately 85 pounds (approx. 40kg).

Aside from looking at the scale, there are a few more ways to tell if your Alaskan Malamute is overweight. First, examine their physical appearance. A healthy Malamute will have a ‘tuck' where their rib cage ends, showing that their lower belly caves in somewhat. This tuck should be visible even with a bulky coat.

If you're having trouble seeing this on your Malamute, it could be a sign that they've gained some unwanted weight.

If your Alaskan Malamute's behavior has changed, this is another symptom that he or she is overweight. Overweight Malamutes are typically less energetic than their leaner counterparts, and they may beg for food more frequently (and more urgently) than they used to.

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How To Help Your Alaskan Malamute Lose Weight If He Is Overweight

1. Put Your Alaskan Malamute on a Low-Carbohydrate Diet

The first (and most obvious) step in assisting your Alaskan Malamute in losing weight is to reduce the amount of food you offer them. To lose weight, your Malamute must be in a calorie deficit, which means they must consume fewer calories than they spend throughout the day.

A healthy Alaskan Malamute should have 3-4 cups of high-quality dry food each day, which should be divided into two distinct mealtimes.

2. Gradually increase the time your Alaskan Malamutes spend exercising.

Your Malamute can only lose weight if he or she is in a calorie deficit. While modifying their dietary habits is one of the simplest methods to do so, we also urge that you look at your Malamute's existing daily exercise time.

Increasing the amount of activity your Alaskan Malamute gets each day will help them burn more calories. Not only that, but it will aid to improve their overall health by strengthening their cardiovascular system (their heart and related organs) and stimulating their minds.

3. Restrict treats to situations when they are beneficial.

All too frequently, we hear from owners that they are feeding and exercising their Alaskan Malamutes properly, but they are overweight. When underlying health conditions are not to blame, the problem is usually with the number of goodies they are given.

Assigning a purpose to their treats can help you keep track of how much your Malamute has consumed each day. It also means you don't have to stop giving them goodies entirely. While it may be tough, we recommend avoiding feeding them any human food or, at the absolute least, lowering the quantity you feed them drastically.

At-Home Care for Your Alaskan Malamute

Much of what you can do to keep your dog happy and healthy, just like it is for people, is common sense. Monitor her diet, make sure she gets plenty of exercise, brush her teeth and coat regularly, and call us or a pet emergency hospital if anything appears out of the ordinary. Make careful to follow the examination and vaccine plan that we propose for her. 

This is when we will do the appropriate “check-ups” and test for diseases and ailments common in Malamutes. Signing up for pet health insurance is another critical step in caring for your pet. There will undoubtedly be medical tests and operations she will require throughout her life, and pet health insurance will assist you in covering those expenses.

Routine Maintenance, Diet, and Exercise

Include routine care in your Mal's schedule to help her live a longer, healthier, and happier life. The value of a healthy diet and exercise program cannot be overstated.

  • As you would a toddler, monitor your pet. Close doors, pick up after oneself, and block off rooms as needed. This will keep her out of mischief and away from stuff she should not be putting in her mouth.
  • Brush her coat regularly, at least once a week.
  • Alaskan Malamutes frequently have major dental problems, so brush them at least three times a week!
  • Even as a puppy, she should have her ears cleaned once a week. Don't be concerned—we'll teach you how!
  • She's a big dog with a lot of energy, so keep her mind and body busy or she'll become bored. That's when the bad stuff begins.
  • Mals is a skilled digger and climber. It is advised that your fence be buried and at least 6 feet tall.
  • Snow nose, a loss of pigment from the nose that makes her prone to sunburn, can affect Malamutes. She'll need dog-friendly sunblock.
  • Maintain a consistent diet for your dog and avoid feeding her human food.
  • Feed her a high-quality, age-appropriate diet.
  • Regular exercise is important for your dog, but don't overdo it at first.

Conclusion on Alaskan Malamute Growth Chart

Alaskan Malamutes are remarkable canines with a strong need to be near family and connection.

Because of their busy and energetic character, they also demand a lot of exercise. Giving them nutritious, high-quality, and well-balanced food will guarantee that they develop into healthy, cheerful dogs.


How long does it take a Malamute to reach full maturity?

Most Alaskan Malamutes cease developing between the ages of 18 and 24 months. Around their first birthday, your puppy should be near to their full height and weight, but most will continue to gain muscle and fill out their chest until they're close to two years old.

What is a malamute's bite force?

This breed is built to be strong and powerful. They also have very powerful jaws. A typical adult Malinois bite force is 195 psi. This means that when they bite, they apply 195 pounds of pressure to each square inch.

Which is larger, the malamute or the husky?

While both are enormous dogs, the malamute is by far the larger of the two. According to the American Kennel Association, the husky typically stands between 20 and 24 inches tall. Female huskies are typically smaller, weighing between 35 and 50 pounds, while males weigh 45 to 60 pounds.

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