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Alaskan Malamute Puppies
Description: The Alaskan Malamute is a powerful, substantially built dog with a deep chest and strong, compact body. They are the oldest of the Arctic dogs, a native to Alaska and according to stories this dog is a descendent of wolves. Whether or not that is true they have good stamina and the speed of wolves ,though they are mainly built for power. Their body is slightly longer then their height which moves their center of gravity back, giving them more pulling power. Malamutes come in a range of colors, with mostly the same pattern. They can be anywhere from light grey to shades of black or from gold to shades of red and all the way to liver. They highly resemble what most people perceive as Siberian Huskies, but Malamutes are larger in size. The Alaskan Malamute is clean, quiet, and an affectionate companion, though they need a firm owner to show them who is boss. Alaskan Malamutes are family oriented and love to be with people. They make a wonderful companion and they do well with children. They are well suited for colder climates, and do not like hot or humid weather. The Alaskan Malamute is happiest drawing a sled or a wheeled cart.
Type: Northern Breeds
23 inches; Males: 25 - 28 inches.
light grey to shadings of black or from gold through shades of red to liver.
Or they can be all white. The underbelly is always white, with white on
their legs, feet and mask.
Alaskan Malamutes are independent, strong-willed, fun-loving, active, exuberant,
and friendly. They love to pull, run and roam. Malamutes love to dig and
sometimes will howl. They are friendly with humans but can be aggressive
towards other animals or strange dogs. They may need firm training as a
puppy to ensure obedience when they are older and bigger. They are quite
powerful and strong-willed, and some tend to be quite dominant.
Care and Training:
Alaskan Malamutes require once or twice weekly brushing of their coat. Careful
attention should be paid to keep them free from parasites. They shed in
warm weather, and more care of the coat should be taken at these times.
Brushing more often during warmer weather is necessary. Alaskan Malamutes
need vigorous daily exercise and attention. They should be given the opportunity
to go on a long walk, a run or a mush. Obedience training is very important
to maintain a well balanced dog.
Activity: High. When
this breed gets bored, they may howl or dig.
Health Issues: Hip dysplasia, cataracts, chondrodysplasia, skin problems, eye problems and sometimes they suffers from a condition where the growth of their limbs is reduced. They may also suffer from bloat, which is a common health concern to most dogs, being the second largest cause of death in dogs. It is also called gastric torsion or twisted stomach.
Life Span: 10 - 14 years.
Country of Origin:
United States of America
First Registered by the AKC:
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