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Alaskan Malamutes

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Breed Information

Average Size of Male: Height: 25 to 28 inches Weight: 85 to 125 pounds
Suggested tests: Hip, Eye, ChD clear rating
Major concerns: Canine Hip Dysplasia, cataracts, chondrodysplasia (ChD)
Occasionally seen: Gastric torsion
LifeSpan: 10 - 12 years
Minor concerns: Renal cortical hypoplasia
Average Size of Female: Height: 23 to 26 inches Weight: 75 pounds

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Recent Forum Threads

please help with grooming as im a new owner

hi all. i would like as much advice tips and even recommended tools for grooming my 4 mals. from brushes to dryers. anything and everything would be greatly appreciated thanks in advance - John Norris

We have a problem with toy guarding

I have a 4 year old Malamute mix, who I rescued about 2 months ago. He is a great dog in every way, except with toys. He gets very anxious and guards a toy or bone, if we give him one. He has snapped ... - Lee Martin

Flea & Tick Season: What works best for Malamutes?

I live in PA and my Mal has 4 wooded acres to play in exposing him to fleas & ticks. Just wondering what other Mal owners recommend using as a preventative? - Ruger30

Whats the Best life jacket for my Malamute?

My Mal loves the water. He weighs about 117. Any thoughts on the best life jacket? - Malamutt

Malamute Behavior.... Has anyone experienced this?

I have an awesome 10 mth. old male who just saw snow for the first time and absolutely LOVES it. I've noticed an unusual behavior and was wondering if other Mal owners have observed the same behavior... - Ruger30

What is the best leash for a Malamute?

What is the best leash for a Mal? My Mal is starting to slightly pull and is always wheezing/gasping for air. I feel so bad for her. Is there something better to use that won't go around her neck? - Dana Conaway Smith

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