As we would all assume it is definitely recommended to groom these furry beast. Brushing using a rake, or comb works best for this breed's coats. It is recommended to groom weekly to help minimize shedding, for those who keep or wish to keep their Mally indoors, I would suggest a light brushing daily to leave the fuzz piles to a minimum. Wiping eyes as well as checking ears and toes is definitely something to add to a weekly groom.
This routine should be introduced at a young age to help them get acquainted to their toes being touched, brushing their body, wiping eyes, etc. Sadly not all pups take kindly to grooming sessions so keeping that experience fun and inviting will be your best friend.
Bathing your mischievous Mally may feel as if it should be done all the time, but worry not. Malamutes actually do much better being bathed selectively, a few times a year (most Mally parents save it for the blow-out seasons).
What is a blow-out? A blow-out/ blowing of the coat is when a double coated animal sheds its undercoat. This normally happens twice a year for Malamutes, usually around the spring and fall. During this time-period taking your pup to your local groomer is recommended unless you have extra hands.
Reading the headline the first thought is normally ew. Sadly this is one of the many things every animal owner deals with. Many of us try very hard to keep our pets free of these things. In most cases it is close to impossible as all of these things are environmental. That doesn't mean don't try! Finding the proper treatment and preventative for your pet is just as important as shots! So be sure you speak with your vet about possible treatment/prevention methods when looking into your next buddy!