So now that you have a generalization of the breed are you ready to take that step? These dogs need space to exercise so if you have an apartment the Mally life may not be the right style for you at this time. Thankfully their energy level is not husky high, but they do require a bit of effort to stay in shape. With the natural oil in their coat giving them a very helpful dirt repellent it is only really necessary to bathe twice a year (unless your Mally truly is mischevous rolling in things that may require a bath). Though you get a bit more freedom with bathing not being a necessity, it definitely is recommended to brush your beautiful fur baby at least once a week to minimize shedding.
These pups are full of personality and spirit, so patience is really needed when working with this breed. Malemutes require a lot of training and socializing to be the perfect little Moot of your dreams, and they definitely aren't the best with recall so leashes or leads are a must. They do well in family settings especially with kids, but it is recommended to supervise playtime with younger children as these giant dogs don't always understand their size.
When it comes to responsibly fixing your Malamute it is best to have the ability to wait until 12 to 15 months to cut down on the risk of hurting their growth plates or joints. Though they may seem like they could be great protectors of the home, these dogs do not do great as guard dogs as their need for human affection normally hinders them in these situations.
This breed if not socialized properly can become dog aggressive so please remember to socialize. Malamutes are definitely big attention hogs and require a lot of it, so if there isn't normally someone in the home at most points of the day you may run into some issues. If you feel you are up to the challenge please contact us we can't wait to adopt you into our pack!