The Giant Alaskan Malamute can be easily mistaken for an Alaskan Malamute or a Siberian Husky. These guys look very similar but differ in a couple of aspects, however. For one, the size. While Siberian Huskies averagely weigh 35-60 lbs. and Alaskan Malamutes 65-85, the Giant Alaskan Malamute usually weighs over 100 lbs. The rest is pretty even with Giant Alaskan Malamutes and Alaskan Malamutes but another distinguishing factor are the Malamutes eyes as most of them are dark compared to Huskies which can be blue. Huskies are faster but Malamutes are much stronger making them ideal human helpers. The Malamutes originated from the canines bred by the Inuit tribes living in the high Arctic, attesting to this breeds ability to withstand the most trying of cold climates and to shoulder load most dogs cannot carry in long distances.
While these Malamutes have an imposing size, they continue to make pleasant house companions given the proper training. This breed tends to be on the stubborn side because they are inherently smart so make sure to keep them curious and to provide them with sufficient attention. They require a lot of space as suggested by their size and they are quite the howler so you might want to reconsider having them if you live in a close-set neighborhood. Be sure to keep them in cool temperatures as their thick fur keeps them warm all the time.
Another thing you might want to know is that these Malamutes do not give an forewarning bark to strangers. Although they may be communicative, they are too friendly to alert their owners in a distinct way if someone is trying to break into their house. What you can count on is that they will surely protect you if you give them the signal. They do not exhibit aggressiveness but they can be taught to fight if you make the effort to train them as you deem necessary.
The Giant Alaskan Malamute has been carefully bred to preserve its enormous size and strength. Some owners pass off smaller breeds as a legit Giant Alaskan Malamute when in fact this dog ought to be heavier and is considered as the biggest working Arctic dog. Not a few have felt in awe of their gentle and peaceful nature. If guided well, they can execute many useful instructions from opening doors to pulling heavy objects to carrying people even. Each set of dog breed has its strengths and this Malamute literally has loads of them.