Are Malamutes chatty?
Alaskan Malamute Temperament
Alaskan Malamute dogs thrive on human attention and are happy to welcome a crowd to your house. They don't play favorites with family members, either—they're equal-opportunity snugglers. They're not barkers, but they are chatty—yelps, howls, and “woo woos” are all found in their repertoire.
Neither the husky nor the malamute work well as guard dogs—they're not very vocal and are both just happy to see any people at all—even if they're total strangers. Huskies and malamutes are also both pack animals, making them very loyal and loving.
Another difference between the two breeds is the Husky tends to be more vocal than the Malamute. Both breeds howl and bark, but the Husky is said to be chattier.
Malamutes typically don't bark much, but they are vocal and will "talk." They also will howl. Sirens will often set them off, although humans can often persuade them to sing as well. Malamutes who are lonely or bored will often howl. Most Malamutes love to dig in the ground.
Boredom – your furbaby needs plenty of mental stimulation or she will become bored. If this happens, she may develop a range of bad behaviors, including excessive vocalization. Pain – if your pet is in pain or feeling unwell, she may try to let you know by whining, barking, or howling.
According to The Intelligence of Dogs, which ranks 131 dog breeds in terms of their relative intelligence, the border collie is the smartest dog breed known to man.
So, why does my dog talk to me so much? Possible reasons why your dog talks so much are that it has learned that the behavior is rewarded, it wants something from you, it is trying to alert you to something or that it is fearful of something.
Unlike the notoriously talkative Husky, Malamutes are a much quieter dog who scarcely barks. Instead, Malamutes communicate with a “woo-woo” sound and the occasional howl.
The most common signs that your Malamute loves you are that it puts itself in vulnerable positions around you, it licks you a lot, it gets excited when you come home, it leans on you or if it often makes eye contact with you.
Do Malamutes whine a lot?
The following dog breeds are known to whine a lot: Alaskan Malamute, Australian Shepherd, Basset Hound, Beagle, Bloodhound, Cairn Terrier, Dachshund, German Shepherd, Miniature Pinscher, and Siberian Husky.
The Bottom Line. Huskies are a very vocal breed. This is probably based on their origin as sled dogs who lived together in large groups and needed plenty of communication. Even nowadays, sled dog teams are loud – especially when excited before a run!