Both parents will have up to date satisfactory health tests, below the breed average for the Alaskan Malamute. Both Sire and Dam are tested for AMPN (Clear), Hips (HD:A), Eyes (Clear) and L/C (N/N).
It is very important that you see both parents in their everyday environment, and see the dogs around humans and other animals. This does not mean looking at the parents through a crate or kennel door. You should be able to interact with the parents when you visit them. Both parents can be seen in their homes by potential puppy owners.
Things to think about
There are some things you should take into account and consider before you purchase an Alaskan Malamute puppy:
Do you have the time and energy to dedicate and meet the requirement of this breed?
The Alaskan Malamute is a big, strong and powerful dog, that requires lots and lots of exercise, attention and stimulation. This is not the kind of breed you can leave at home all day alone for you to go out to work. They need long walks, everyday, and they need to be challenged both mentally and physically.
2. Grooming....and lots and lots of hair!!!!!
The Alaskan malamute has a dense, thick coat, that sheds throughout the year. However the males will have a full blow of their coat once a year, and the bitches twice a year. If they are to be an indoor dog, this means your house will be turned into a snow globe!! So you will need a good vacuum cleaner. You should consider whether or not you can cope with having all this hair around the house before taking on a Malamute. A good brush through with a rake designed for double coated dogs once or twice a week should keep their coat in good condition.
Although the Alaskan Malamute is a very intelligent breed, due to them being very headstrong, independent and often quite stubborn, they can prove rather difficult to train, especially for people new to this breed. Training should be started at the earliest possible opportunity, and you should be consistent in your methods. Puppies should also be socialized with other animals and people at the earliest age possible. Malamutes are a very sociable breed and love adults and children alike, however they can be dominant over other dogs especially of the same sex, so puppy classes are a great way to get them socializing. The Malamute is not a dog you can walk off lead, as they like to go exploring, and due to their independent nature, will not always come back when you call them. But again, if you are a strong leader and consistent with training methods with your malamute, anything is possible with them.
The sensitive digestive system and dietary requirements of the Alaskan Malamute can sometimes prove a challenge in selecting the right food for them. It is important they are fed a good quality, high protein diet. There are many foods on the market suitable for the malamute, however we would highly recommend CSJ Specialist Canine Feeds, as this food is all natural, no additives, it is hypoallergenic, and has everything required for this big working breed. You should always make sure there is a fresh clean supply of water available 24/7 for you malamute. This is especially important during the summer months as they can overheat and dehydrate very quickly in warmer weather.
5. Finance and supporting your Alaskan Malamute
There are a few financial aspects that you should consider before taking on any dog. Dogs can be expensive. They require annual vaccinations, regular flea and worm treatments, a high quality diet, and of course any unexpected vet bills that may crop up. Pet insurance is always highly recommended to avoid any high vet bills from unforeseen circumstances.
These points are not intended in any way to deter you from welcoming this magnificent breed into your life. We simply want to make sure that all our puppies go to the right homes, with people who have researched the breed, and are willing and able to deal with everything this breed will throw at you. We want any potential owners to know as much as possible about this breed. If you feel you can offer everything mentioned above and put up with all the hair, then the malamute could well be the dog for you. If you are a strong leader, and you can keep them challenged and exercised properly, you will have a wonderful, loyal companion.
If, after reading this, you are interested in welcoming one of or extra special puppies into your home, please feel free to contact us at Lunartico on:
Tel: 07792133817 or 07583675138
Via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLEASE NOTE PUPPIES WILL GO TO THEIR NEW HOMES WITH ENDORSEMENTS AND CONTRACTS AND ARE STRICTLY NOT FOR BREEDING.