The Alaskan Malamute is a hardworking and well-built dog, coming from years of being used as sled dogs as well as search and rescue dogs in the Arctic. It has boundless energy that it often uses for running about and playing. The Alaskan Malamute temperament has an easy-going and friendly nature, even to strangers, these traits that make it a great companion for the family.

One Alaskan Malamute temperament is its seemingly limitless energy. It is sometimes considered to be a big, rowdy, and exuberant puppy, jumping and rough-housing about if left unattended. So it would be best if it has ample space to run about and spend its ostensibly never-ending energy. Another Alaskan Malamute temperament is having an independent nature being bred for work, the outdoors and usually in a pack, it has a natural instinct to be the top dog, should there is an absence of a said authority where they live, and ones family is no exception. In order to train Alaskan Malamute temperament properly, a steady, consistent hand is needed, not to mention a great deal of patience, since these dogs tend to be raucous and rowdy, in order to foster the necessary obedience out of them. Also, one must also possess an air of authority over them, so that the dogs would know who is in charge of the household. That being said, these dogs are extremely loyal and affectionate to their owners, often aiming to please its owners. But unlike other dogs, they do not have a one-man dog behavior and would normally treat each member of the family with equal affection. It is also very friendly to other people and would often show the same amount of affection to strangers as if they were part of the family. Alaskan Malamute temperament makes these dogs a poor choice for guard dogs or watch dogs, since they also tend to be aloof of their owners property but their own. These dogs are also prone to bloat if their owners leave their food intake unchecked. A proper diet and exercise are needed in order to keep the dog healthy and happy.

These dogs are balls of energy, born for adventure and outdoors, and if one is up for the challenge and are also up for adventure as well as the outdoors, not to mention a very loyal and friendly pet, these dogs are the ideal companions.