Alaskan Malamute

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Breed Group: Working
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Overview
Alaskan Malamutes are large working dogs. They have been used through the years as sled dogs, but aren't naturally as fast in the long run as there blue-eyed competition (huskies). Originally bred as a sled dog they were taught to think independently which sometimes results in them being a bit stubborn. Absolutely magnificent coloration and such a beautiful and strong overall build. Highly intelligent and loyal they are certain to make a nice family pet.
Character
The Alaskan Malamute is friendly, affectionate, and loyal, but can have a mind of its own. Although a hardy breed hereditary health problems may include hip dysplasia, chondrodysplasia, and bloat. Life expectancy is around 12-15 years.
Temperament
Extraordinarily loyal, intelligent, and friendly. After maturity the Alaskan Malamute usually settles in to a nice calm and quiet adult. With their friendly personality, they really aren't suitable as a guard dog. Although very intelligent they can prove to be stubborn. They have strong instinct so it's advised to keep an eye on them around small animals.
Care
The Alaskan Malamute has a very thick and coarse coat and would do well with a good brushing twice a week. They are very heavy shedders and there undercoat comes out in clumps twice a year. Bathes for this breed really aren't necessary as they easily shed dirt. Also as an energetic working dog they do best with some space to run or a walk at least twice a day.
Coat
This breed sports a very beautiful double coat. The top coat is thick and coarse protecting it from even the most extreme weather conditions. Beneath the coarse coat is a very soft, dense, and oily coat. Colors may include light grays shading to black as well as sables to red. The legs and muzzle nearly always white.
Training
Bred for sledding and independence the Alaskan Malamute can prove to be stubborn. Don't let the stubbornness fool you though because they are highly intelligent!
Activity
Alaskan Malamutes are very energetic and active. If you have the space they will run and play outside all day. Make sure to monitor them if the conditions are too hot.
Weight
Male: 85; Female: 75 lbs
Height
Male: 25; Female: 23 inches
Color(s)
light gray through to black, with white shading and a white mask or cap; also shades of sable or red with shading, or all white
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Alaskan Malamute puppies cost?

The cost to buy an Alaskan Malamute varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Alaskan Malamute puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Alaskan Malamutes sold is $950.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for an Alaskan Malamute with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,200 upwards to $6,500 or even more for an Alaskan Malamute with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Alaskan Malamutes sold is $1,000.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $950.00
Average Price: $1,000.00
Top Quality: $2,200.00 to $6,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 3449 Alaskan Malamute puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning an Alaskan Malamute puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining an Alaskan Malamutes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Alaskan Malamute Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 3449 Alaskan Malamute dogs.
  • 1. Dakota
  • 2. Tilly
  • 3. Timber
  • 4. Teddy
  • 5. Bella
  • 6. Farrah
  • 7. Jandmmals
  • 8. Thunder
  • 9. Tucker
  • 10. Angel
  • 11. Calvin
  • 12. Storm
  • 13. Thor
  • 14. Brown's
  • 15. Kodiak
  • 16. Annie
  • 17. Bear
  • 18. Blaze
  • 19. Candy
  • 20. Cara

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Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Beautiful AKC and ACA registered Alaskan Malamute Puppies. All parents are OFA certified. All puppies come with a three Year Health Guarantee. We produce show, standard size, and Giant Alaskan Malamutes. Our Alaskan Malamutes are bred for great health and wonderful family characteristics. Champion bloodlines. Puppies come with all current shots and dewormings. Shipping is available in the U.S. We raise all of our Alaskan Malamute puppies in our home, not in kennels outside, to insure the health and social adjustment of your new family addition. We take great pride in the spaciousness, and cleanliness of our kennel. We are now accepting deposits for these puppies. Pick of the litter is based on the date we receive deposits. Deposit is $200. Master Card, Visa, Discover & PayPal accepted.

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Anonymous asked:
Would it be considered okay to have a malamute and live in Miami? As you might know we don't have winter at all and it can be very hot in the summer. If the answer is affirmative then what breeder of Giant Malamute puppies would you recommend

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Anonymous

No, I would never recommend you get a Malamute when living in the area you live. This is a Northern breed that was bred for cold and cooler weather. The heat of Miami would be too much and the risk of heat-stroke, dehydration and potential death is too great. This is a beautiful breed of dog, but please choose a breed that would do better in the area that you live.

Anonymous

I've owned mals in Texas (just as hot as Florida). If you make smart decisions about animal care you could have a mal in Florida. I kept up with brushing (2-4 times a week) and bathed mine about every three weeks with a deshedding shampoo and conditioner. My dogs always had access to fresh, cool (not iced because that can cause bloat issues) water and were exercised during cooler times of the day (usually 6am-8am and 8pm-10pm during the summer). My dogs were big swimmers so we would go out to the lake or we would take them to the dog park where there were doggie swimming pools so they could cool off as well. You can always buy a cooling vest which will help with overheating as well. It's all about common sense. I wouldn't go for a run at 2pm on a scalding hot day in July in Texas, so why would I do that to my dog? Nutrition will also play a big part in the amount of hair your dog sheds as well as general health.

Anonymous

Having a malamute in Miami is fine. Even though it was bred for cold temperatures, as long as you keep it relatively cool, it should be fine. We've had a husky in Phoenix AZ. He didn't mind so much, but we did shave his fur off a little.

Anonymous

If you can keep a malamute inside the AC in the summer and exercise when it's cooler, it should be fine. Do NOT shave your malamute, even just a little. The coat insulates it against the heat like it does the cold.

Anonymous asked:
We live in NC and the summers are very hot 90-100, and very mild winters. Would these temperatures be too hot for a Alaskan Malamute? I don't want the dog to be uncomfortable.

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The temperatures in the summer would be too hot for an Alaskan Malamute. Really, the only way for the dog to be comfortable during the winter is that the dog is inside with A.C, is routinely brushed thoroughly to eliminate bulk hair, has access to cool fresh water at all times and is not walked during the day time when it is at its hottest. Though they are amazing dogs, I do not think the Alaskan would do well in your area. I would suggest possibly a Smooth Collie, or an Alaskan Husky. Which both have less fur and could do fine in your area granted you keep them cool during those hot summers.

Anonymous asked:
How big is an Alaskan Malamute?

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Anonymous

The Alaskan Malamute ranges in height between 22 - 25 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 70 - 95 lbs depending on if the dog is male or female.

Anonymous

They can reach 130 pounds also. I know because I had a Male & a female, they were is good condition too. I think it also depends on their gens.

Anonymous asked:
How much do Alaskan Malamutes usually cost from a breeder?

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The average price of an Alaskan Malamute puppy from a responsible, reputable and knowledgeable breeder ranges from $1200.00 - $1700.00 per puppy.

Anonymous

Beware of "breeders" who charge an excessive amount. Paying a lot for a puppy doesn't mean it's of exceptional quality. More than $2000-$2500 is excessive, especially for a "giant."

Anonymous asked:
Is there really a breed that is a "giant" Alaskan malamute or is this just some breeder saying that their dogs are bigger than every one else?

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There are two strains of the Alaskan Malamute breed, the standard and the giant. The standard Alaskan Malamute is recognized by the AKC, CKC and UKC. While the giant is not. The giant Alaskan Malamute is a sub-species of the standard Alaskan Malamute that was bred to be much larger by the native people hundreds of years ago. Several breeders have continued with those lines to keep the sub-breed alive today.

Anonymous

There is natural variation within the breed. That being said if a breeder breeds for giants structure and temperament may be overlooked and they are definitely not breeding to improve the breed or meet the breeds standard.

Anonymous

A giant is NOT a sub-species or a different breed. The "giants" were selectively bred to be larger. "Giants" do tend to have more bone and joint issues, though, so buyer beware.

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Updated: 12/10/2017