Alaskan Malamute – Page 6 – Dog Breed Review

Alaskan Malamute

Care

Many Malamute enthusiasts will warn you, that you better get a good vacuum, if you are going to care for this breed. When they do shed, they do so heavily. Regular grooming should be done with this breed. The more you brush their thick and coarse coat.

Alaskan Malamutes need an open space to run in. They will not do well in small areas such as apartments. This breed is in the working group, and has a well-established history of heavy work loads. That said, give your Alaskan Malamute plenty of daily exercise. They thrive best when given a job to do. If you have children, they will enjoy pulling them along a sled.

Malamutes are better in mild or colder climates. As an Arctic sled dog, you should avoid having this canine out on a day when it’s warm and muggy. They will also dehydrate quickly, so it’s always best to keep water around this breed.

Early socialization with smaller animals, especially pets, is absolutely necessary. They do have a natural tendency to exhibit prey syndrome, where they try to dominate or hunt smaller animals. Alaskan Malamutes are good with children and pets with supervision. Keep in mind, that an Alaskan Malamute can weight as high as the century mark, so little children can easily get knocked over or trampled accidentally during play.

They are reasonable and friendly with strangers, but won’t hesitate to act if protective measure are needed.

Finally, remain resilient and consistent during the training process. This breed is organically independent and can be hard to train at times.