Alaskan Malamute Question

I have a cocker spaniel/shitzhu/yorkie mix that is almost two years old. I am not getting a Mal...


I have a cocker spaniel/shitzhu/yorkie mix that is almost two years old. I am not getting a Mal yet, but I will someday. Possibly when my other dog is about five years old. He is the size of a cocker spaniel female. My dog is fixed and has no problem with other dogs. If I get a Mal as a puppy, will the Mal hurt my dog, even when he is almost ten times his size?

    In Alaskan Malamute - Asked by Anonymous - 12/11/2011 4:41:25 AM
When raised together, Malamutes typically do fine with other dogs. It will be especially important to monitor play times & not allow rough play. YOU have to be in charge. If you've never owned a Malamute make sure you know what you’re getting into. They are FABULOUS dogs but they are head strong. They like to challenge authority & test boundaries. I would recommend getting a female if you have a male. Females tend be a little easier to handle and train especially for a beginner. Malamutes are VERY pack oriented & some will challenge each other for top spot if they are the same sex. I don't know your reason for waiting until your dog is 5 but consider sooner. Malamutes take 2-3 yrs to reach maturity& by that time your dog will be 8 & may be less likely to want to play as much as a Malamute in their prime & may be overly rough on an older dog. Malamutes are not like other dogs but that is what makes them so fun. Just do your homework.
    Answered by Anonymous - 12/31/2011 6:51:02 PM