Alaskan Malamute Breeds



The Alaskan Malamute makes an interesting dog own because of its adventurous and friendly personality. It is also very gentle with people it doesn't know. The Alaskan Malamute has a sturdy stocky build, big paws, and a headstrong enough to brave the open roads. The Alaskan Malamute stands at about seventeen inches tall, but it can grow to be nearly twenty inches tall.

The Alaskan Malamute dog is a big breed of dog originally bred for their extreme strength and stamina to haul heavy loads as a sled dog and hunt for the big game. Today, they are comparable to other Siberian husky, arctic, and Spitz types like the Greenland Dog, Canadian Husky, and the Samoyed. Although some believe the Alaskan Malamute was actually imported into Alaska around seventy years ago, there are no records to support this. Regardless, the Alaskan Malamute has made Alaska and its surrounding areas home to some of the world's best big-game hunters. The Alaskan Malamute has been known to kill record-breaking numbers of bears, caribou, walrus, salmon, sea lions, elk, wolves, mountain goats, moose, deer, and even seals!

Another interesting aspect of the Alaskan Malamute's personality is their high level of intelligence. They have a strong and infectious temperament that draws hunters in like crazy. The Alaskan Malamute requires a heavy level of exercise to stay healthy, but they are eager to forage and explore. When it comes to the temperament of these dogs, some people believe they can be mixed-breed and have a good temperament, while others believe otherwise and prefer to have only Alaskan Malamutes.

Interestingly enough, Alaskan Malamutes were introduced into the Okanagan region (in western British Columbia) around seventy years ago and were originally bred to be herd animals. Due to their high level of intelligence, Alaskan Malamutes quickly became popular pets in the area. The Alaskan Malamute will entertain you for hours with its friendly nature, high energy, and energetic nature. The Alaskan Malamute makes a great family pet because they get along well with other dogs, children, cats, and even horses! The Alaskan Malamute requires an average of fifteen to sixteen hours of sleep each day, which is really important considering their activity level.

Like many other breeds, the Alaskan Malamute has several health issues that need to be taken into consideration when adopting this breed. One of the most common health issues for the Alaskan Malamute and other Alaskan Malamute breeds is elbow dysplasia, or elbow tie, also known as golfer's elbow. Elbow dysplasia is a congenital abnormality of the joints of the elbow. The affected dogs are prone to develop pain and swelling of the elbow during exercise. Because of their large forearms, Malamutes can end up with "shorthands" if they develop the condition due to their large joints and loose muscles. It is important to make sure your new Alaskan Malamute does not have any of the genetic faults linked to the development of a golfer's elbow.

Another common disease affecting the Alaskan Malamute breed is hypothyroidism. This is a condition where the thyroid does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone, which affects how much energy your dog has, regulates body temperature, and can cause all of the changes in behavior that accompany hypothyroidism. Malamutes that suffer from hypothyroidism often have a pale face and a greyish coat. They tend to have a problem with their eyesight and may not grow ears.

Cushing's disease of the joints is another issue that commonly affects Alaskan Malamute dogs. This condition is also a congenital abnormality, but it shows up later in life. When a dog has Cushing's, it shows up in the form of small, stiff muscles throughout the body. This includes the muscles of the arms, neck, back, stomach, hips, legs, and feet. Cushing's disease of the joints will affect your Alaskan Malamute puppy as it develops in the later stages of its life. As the dog ages, the joints of the body also become weaker and joints that are not constantly exposed to motion begin to collect wear and tear, which weakens them even further.

All of these conditions can be avoided by feeding your Alaskan Malamute a diet that is high in quality meats, such as beef, lamb, chicken, and eggs. Additionally, you should include plenty of green vegetables, grains, and fruits in your dog's diet. Many Alaskan malamutes love to eat mice or rats, so if you buy a German shepherd from a reputable breeder or else buy one of the smaller Alaskan Malamute breeds, you should be aware that they enjoy snacking on mice or rats. If you feed your Alaskan malamutes right, they will live long, happy and healthy lives.

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