Alaskan Malamute Question

We have a 2 year old female malamute, and love her. Have the opportunity of getting a second...


We have a 2 year old female malamute, and love her. Have the opportunity of getting a second female but am reading that two female malamutes may not be a good idea. Our girl is very social. She does have a condition called EPI which we manage well with diet and medication. The puppy is 10 weeks old and is our dog's actual niece. We would get her desexed as soon as she is of age (our girl was desexed too). We would hate this pup to go to the wrong family and find she is used as a breeding machine and if it is a genetic condition then we could stop the EPI by having her. Would love to know your thoughts. We would hate to have our girl fight or go for dominance or be dominated. We are having a play date this week.

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 7/31/2012 7:21:42 AM
It is really hard to say how well this could work out. It is true that many female malamutes don't get along with other females (it's often worse with females than two males.) But sometimes, if both girls are not overly dominant types AND you know how to manage their behavior, it could work. If you don't have a lot experience in canine social behavior and pack management, I'd advise against it, but if you do or can work with someone who does, it is worth a try. I agree, it is better that pups from this line are not used for breeding as a tendency toward EPI could be hereditary
    Answered by paws4hisglory - 8/3/2012 2:54:09 PM
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