Alaskan Malamute Question

Please could any one help me I have a one year old male alaskan malamute he weighs 37 k is that...

Please could any one help me I have a one year old male alaskan malamute he weighs 37 k is that a good weigh? He is blowing at the moment.

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 12/28/2011 2:12:52 PM
It is impossible to say what a good weight for a specific malamute is, since they vary quite a lot. Rather than knowing how much he weighs, you can learn to assess his body condition. Can you feel his ribs but not to easily? How about his vertabrae? A dog that is overweight will have a large amount of fat over the ribs, and one that is too thing won't be filled in over the hips and backbone. At a year of age your dog is probably done growing in height but can still fill out. It is good to keep a growing malamute lean but not too skinny, as it is better for the joints.
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 12/31/2011 5:48:18 PM

It is hard to say without knowing the bone structure of the alaskan malamute, average or standard is about 38 k so if he is from standard size parents he is right on track. You also need to look at him from above, he should have a waist and be able to feel his ribs but they should not be prominent or the hip bones either. They also look thinner when blowing their coat. Malamutes really dont reach their true size until close to three years of age, esp males. When they are having growth spurts they also tend to thin out so it is important to make sure they are getting adequate nutrition. This is also an important age to make sure he gets lots of socialization with other dogs and make sure you start training him to listen. Malamutes are not always the best with other dogs especially as they get older. Obedience classes are such a benefit to your dog and you because they do like to challenge your leadership.Good luck.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 6:10:45 PM