Alaskan Malamute Question

I have a 1year 2month old male alaskan malamute, is he ok to breed yet?


I have a 1year 2month old male alaskan malamute, is he ok to breed yet?

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 12/25/2011 12:17:42 AM
Biologically your alaskan malamute is probably old enough to reproduce, but any responsible, ethical breeder will not breed a dog until is has all the proper health screening for the breed. This would include OFA rating for hips (by x-ray), CERF eye exam, and any other testing recommended for this breed. Doing this health screening can help reduce the risk of producing puppies with genetic health defects.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 12/31/2011 5:50:55 PM
VIEW MY PUPPIES


Malamutes should not be bred prior to obtaining OFA certification, which is done at age 2. More importantly ask yourself why do you want to breed. There are many great breeders out there who breed for the betterment of the breed but others who are looking for financial gain or are just not knowlegdable. If you do choose to breed make sure your dog is genetically sound, as well as the bitch & they are also responsible breeders. What is their screening process for adoptions. Malamutes can be challenging dogs & are not meant for just anyone who thinks they are cute.There are too many Malamutes in shelters or Malamute rescue organizations or end up tied in a back yard as people don’t know how to handle them due to careless breeding. Also keep in mind an unneutered male can be more difficult to handle, more likely to roam & more likely to want to fight. Males that breed consider themselves Alphas & are more likely to challenge your authority. Please make sure you educate yourself .
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 7:24:02 PM