Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesMalawolf
Timber Wolf
Alaskan Malamute hybrid
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeCanid-hybrid
GroupWorking Dog
Bred ForCompanion dog
Working Dog
Recognized ByDRA
Life Span10-15 years
Ideal Weight115-175 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height27-30 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeStraight, thick, medium in length
Common ColorsWhite and Cream, Brown and White,
Black and White, Pepper and Salt
AvailabilityModerately available
Suitable for ApartmentsNo
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToAlaskan Malamute
Gray Wolf

The Wolamute is the blend of the two handsome breeds: Alaskan Malamute and the Grey Wolf. It is a hybrid dog that has pointy, alert ears, thick coat and has a large body. It was originated in the United States and is also popularly known as Malawolf.

Wolamute has a wolf-like coat and their body is muscular and strong. It inherits the characteristics and behavior of its parents. As a large-sized and an active dog breed, It is not suitable for apartment life and for a novice dog owner. So it is best to keep your Wolamute in a house with a big yard.

Video of Wolamute puppies playing with Human.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Wolamute depends on the character it obtains from either of the parents and also in the environment it has been raised in. It is a very active dog that needs vigorous exercise to keep themselves fit and contained.

Behavior: Wolamute has a high prey drive, so it is better not to keep small pets in the house as they will start chasing them around. They need a good amount of exercise and if they do not get the required physical activity, they will get destructive. So take them for a hike, long walk or run regularly.

Personality: The personality of the Wolamute is calm, affectionate and sweet. Despite their size, they are very loving and affectionate towards their people. They are suspicious of strangers and if someone is in their territory, they will bark and warn their owner. A proper introduction is necessary when some visitors come in the house.

Is Wolamutue Child-Friendly?

Wolamute does well with family children but with stranger children, they can be dangerous. They have a high prey drive due to which they might start chasing small kids around. So while letting them play or interact with kids, they should always be supervised. Also, kids should be taught to behave with dogs and be gentle with them.

A baby kissing Wolamute
A baby kissing Wolamute.
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Wolamute takes itself as a pack leader if it is not trained from an early age. You should establish a strong and consistent leadership upon them from an early age, so they can see you as their pack leader and follow your command.

Reward them with treats and vocal praises to motivate them. Do not be harsh on them, otherwise, they can be aggressive and might even bite you.

Wolamute swimming
Wolamute swimming with its owner.
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  • Wolamute is believed to be one of the oldest designer breeds that are created in the United States.
  • Although it is one of the oldest breeds, it is not recognized by any major Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Obesity, Hypothyroidism,
Glaucoma, Epilepsy
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Kennel Cough,
Canine Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis
SheddingAverage Shedder
DroolingModerate Drooler
GroomingModerate Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage to High
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 28%
Fat: 12%

Wolamute can obtain some of the genetic health problem from its parents.

  • Hip Dysplasia: It is a condition that occurs due to the dislocation and underdeveloped of the hip joints. It causes sharp pain on the back of your dag causing it difficult to move from one place to another.
  • Obesity: It is caused due to overweight which will lead to joints and bones problems. Therefore, it should not be overfed and should always be provided with balanced diets.


The Wolamute comes in the combination of following colors

  • White and Gray
  • Brown and White
  • Pepper and Salt
  • Black and White


Wolamute puppy cost
Wpalying.olamute puppy
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Cost: The average cost of the Wolamute is between $700-$1200 USD.


Height: The average height of the Wolamute is between 27-30 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Wolamute is between 115-175 pounds.

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