The difference between Alaskan Malamute (AM) and Akita, to consider before getting one of them. Dogs are men’s best friend and as such our bond is strong and real.
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#1 Origin: Alaskan Malamute originates in United States while Akita from Japan.
#2 Life Span: The lifespan of Alaskan Malamute and Akita is almost the same from 12 – 15 Years for AM to 11 – 15 Years for Akita
#3 Litter Size: AM have 4 – 8 babies per birth. Akita 7 – 8 per birth.
#4 Group: Both breeds are working dogs.
#5 Trainability: It is considered as moderate for Alaskan Malamute and for Akita as well.
#6 Height & Weight Male: AM height varies from 62 – 64 cm /24 – 26 inches, and weighs 37 – 39 kg/81 – 86 pounds. Height of Akita male varies from 64 – 70 cm or 25 – 28 inches to a relatively big weight 34 – 54 kg aka 74 – 120 pounds.
# Females: On the other hand, AM female 56 – 68 cm/22 – 27 inches and weighs approximately 32 – 34 kg or 70 – 75 pounds. Akita female 58 – 64 cm/22 – 26 inches and weighs between 34 – 50 kg/74 -111 pounds.
# Size: They both qualify as big dogs.
# Hypoallergenic: Both of these dogs play an important role in building immunity, as they are not allergic.
#7 Kids Friendly: If you have children you should appreciate these breeds more, as both are in love with children. They are kids friendly.
#8 New Owners Friendly: No and No.
The Difference Between Alaskan Malamute And Akita
#9 Colors Available: AM colors may be gray, white, black, red or mixes between them. Akita on the other hand varies from Fawn, Brindle, White, Red Fawn, Red and Sesame.
#10 Shedding: Both dogs need detailed care when it comes shedding. the only difference is that AM sheds in Moderate and it is Seasonal. Akita constantly.
#11 Temperament: AM is: Affectionate, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Loving, Outgoing, Playful and Responsive. Akita is: Affectionate, Alert, Courageous, Friendly, Independent, Loyal, Protective and Responsive. You are to decide.
#12 Grooming: Alaskan Malamute requires High maintenance through the shedding season. Akita on the other hand, is easy going when it comes to grooming. They shed constantly so Low maintenance is fine.
# Coat: Alaskan Malamute just like their relatives Siberian Huskies have a double coat, however Akita has other coat specifics. It may be Harsh and Rough, Dense, Water-Repellent, Short and Thick.
# Other Names: Alaskan Malamute is also known by names as Mal and Mally. But Akita is known as Akita-Inu, Japanese Akita