The wolamute’s temperament depends on the mix of its parent breeds. Some malawolves are more malamute than wolf, and others are vice versa. Generally, due to its wolf instincts, this huge crossbreed has a high prey drive and will chase small animals. Small children must not be placed in its presence.
Territorial, intelligent, protective, and hardy, this wolf dog is affectionate with its humans. It can be defensive and standoffish at times though, particularly with strangers. As such, it does not make a good watch dog as it is not known to alert its owners about intruders.
Being an intelligent canine, the wolamute is highly trainable under experienced hands. Consistency and firmness is necessary to make the training process a successful one. Due to its need for a lot of exercise and unpredictable temperament, this dog is not recommended for new owners.
Further, this crossbreed should not be left by itself for long periods as it is prone to separation anxiety. It may be destructive if left alone for long or not exercised sufficiently enough.
To ensure that the wolamute develops into a well-balanced pet, it should be socialised early. This can be done as early as 4 weeks old until its 10th month. This hybrid canine should be exposed to various people, animals, vehicles, and other typical objects in or out of the home.