Pomsky vs Alaskan Malamute

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Pomsky vs Alaskan Malamute

Comparison of the Pomsky vs Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute was officially recognized by the AKC in 1935 and known for its affection, loyality and being playful. The Pomsky hasn’t been recognized by the AKC as an official breed yet but is related to the Alaskan Malamute. We’ll give a brief summary of the Alaskan Malamute. After we will list a comparison between the Pomsky vs Alaskan Malamute.

Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is a powerful sled dog meant for pulling. Often they are confused for large Huskies. The Siberian Husky is also a close relative and known for speed. The contrast here is the Alaskan Malamute is known for pulling heavy things while the Siberian Husky is more for lighter/quicker sled activities. The Malamute also has a thick coat with a protective wooly undercoat. They have a bulky muzzle while the Siberian Husky’s is more narrow.


The Pomsky is a cross between a Siberian Husky and Pomeranian. They are also considered part of the Spitz dog family. This makes them related to the Alaskan Malamute. They are known as designer dogs and not used for sledding like the Alaskan Malamute and Siberian Husky. They also have double coats like the Malamute. They are also much smaller.

Let’s now go over some differences between the Pomsky and Alaskan Malamute.



  • Size: 10 – 15 inches
  • Weight: 10 – 25lbs
  • Lifespan: 12 – 15 years
  • Temperament: Playful, Energetic, Friendly, Affectionate
Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

  • Size: Female: 22 – 24 inches, Male: 24 – 26 inches
  • Weight: Female: 71 – 84 lbs, Male: 79 – 95 lbs
  • Lifespan: 10 – 12 years
  • Temperament: Playful, Devoted, Loyal, Friendly, Dignified, Affectionate


The Pomsky and Alaskan Malamute have many similiar characteristics but are very different. When it comes to size as you can see they are the most different in the Spitz dog family. It is worth noting although the Alaskan Malamute is cited to only get 95lbs it is very common to find some 130 or even 150lbs.

If you were to compare the two side by side all you would need is a Siberian Husky to have a Large, Medium and small comparison. Thanks for reading and for all your Pomsky information check back with Pomsky Pals.

By |2016-12-14T15:41:20-05:00November 3rd, 2016|Pomsky|0 Comments

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