Category Archives: Breed Information

Where’s The Beef? Why Your Mal Should Not Eat Grain-Based Dog Food

     There has been much debate whether a raw meat/bone diet is better for dogs than a basic grain based diet.  While there are ample studies supporting both approaches, my research and personal insights as a healthcare professional may shed light on this confusing issue.      Why is it confusing?  Everything regarding dogs, from a…
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Much Maligned Mals

     As most of you already know, dog parks can be great for your Mal.  It’s the other people who also bring their dogs that can be problematic.  Malamutes are big, powerful dogs that have a wolf-like appearance.  That is why many of us love the breed to begin with.  What we see as a…
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The Importance Of Socializing Your Malamute

     It goes without saying that the Malamute is a large, powerful dog.  Standard males can reach 95lbs and some varieties like the “giant” can exceed 150lbs (my male, Scout, weighed 165lbs in his prime).  Should your dog decide to attack another dog, there is little you can do to stop it.  Malamutes are a…
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Ten Things You Did Not Know About Alaskan Malamutes

 1.       The malamute is the official state dog of Alaska as of 2010.  The students at Polaris K-12 school were behind the movement to make the breed the state dog.  The malamute won hands down because of its long history in the region, going back 5000 years as well as its presence in every aspect…
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