Sometimes a shaved coat grows back normally, sometimes not. Part of it may be the dog's health and age. Also, this breed can have a thyroid disease commonly called coat funk. If he has that, he will never have a normal coat again. The disease is more common in males, though the onset is often later than the age of your dog.
You can help his system by feeding a top quality food, and adding daily supplements like salmon oil (human grade is best), along with kelp powder. For a dog the size of a malamute, I would give 2-3 of the 1000 mg gel capsules of salmon oil. 3 would be better. That will give his body more help in growing back the coat. You could also give 400 iu of natural vit E a few times a week.
Answered by paws4hisglory - 10/14/2011 2:08:24 PM