Two of the most premium breeds, with the best features, would be a very breathtaking scene to watch if pitted against each other, literally and not so literally as well. Similarities between these two breeds are pretty impeccable, considering their places of origin as their types, as Alaskan Malamutes are Sled dogs, whereas Rottweilers are Working dogs. But for this article “Alaskan Malamute vs. Rottweiler– Who will win?” to complete its purpose, we need a winner.

Which country Alaskan malamute belong to?

To start with, Alaskan Malamute is a pure-breed dog from the United States.

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What is the lifespan of a Alaskan malamute?

They are not hypoallergenic, with a lifespan of 12-15yrs.

Alaskan malamute
Alaskan malamute

What is the weight and height of  an Alaskan malamute?

They weigh around 70-100lbs with a height of 23-25 inches. Alaskan Malamutes have an average level of intelligence.

What is the weight, life span and height of a Rottweiler dog?

If we look into Rottweilers, they are German pure-breed dogs with a high intelligence level. They have a lifespan of 8-11yrs and weigh 80-130lbs with a height of 22-27 inches.

Alaskan malamute vs Rottweiler similarities and difference 

Alaskan Malamutes have a dense rough, thick weather-resistant coating. These dogs don’t bark a lot, but they are big howlers. They can withstand cold temperatures and were also previously used in Arctic Expeditions. They’ve helped settlers in hunting and settling down, and kept them away from dangers like bears.

Alaskan Malamutes can pull heavy pull weights and sleds. They are affectionate, dignified, loyal, devoted, and playful dogs. This breed is easy to train and are a tad more sensitive than the others. Even though they are considered watchdogs and do a great job. They can escape easily because they have a sense of wanderlust and want to roam around. Have a higher sense of catch and sense than other dogs. They are friendly dogs and won’t create any issue in a family or office event.

Alaskan Malamutes were used as combat dogs in the past. They are stranger and kid-friendly and are usually recommended for older adults. But malamutes are not service, therapy, or detection dogs. Malamutes have a high prey drive, which, if needed, can stalk and kill small animals or dogs, but they need training for that.


Coming to Rottweilers, they are a lot similar to Alaskan Malamutes in nature. They are a fearless, alert, independent, loyal, and courageous breed. These dogs are easy to train as well and are playful.

Rottweilers are sensitive dogs and need a lot of social interaction as compared to Alaskan Malamutes. The barks are minimal to none. Hence they create no noise whatsoever. Rottweilers are extremely protective guard dogs and have a high chance of biting someone.


They don’t have much escape tendency and can adapt to lifestyle changes, more than Alaskan Malamutes. They also tend to have separation anxiety when they are left alone by their owners. Previously, and unfortunately, they were used as combat dogs like malamutes.

Not a stranger friendly dog or kid-friendly dog, but they are friendly with cats. This breed makes a great service dog and is a draft dog as well.


To conclude this article, “Alaskan Malamute vs. Rottweiler- Who will win?” both are are very similar on a lot many levels, but because of the fact that Rottweilers are used as service dogs because of their attacking quality, the verdict would rule in favor of them.

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