One of the oldest known Arctic sled dogs is known as the Arctic Malamute, a sturdily built dog with a characteristic strong body and deep chest.
Traits of the Giant Alaskan Malamute
Malamutes are dogs that stand well over the pads of their feet, giving them a stance that’s said to give the appearance of ‘a proud carriage,’ particularly when they hold their heads high. Their coats are a thick double coat, one that’s comprised of a thicker guard coat that protects their woolly undercoat.
Despite the presence of their coat, Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies and adults do adjust to most temperatures very well, eliminating the need for extensive grooming for their coats. Giant Alaskan Malamutes are considered a quite intelligent dog breed, making them a great choice for owners who want a strong, yet smart dog to add to their family.
All about Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies
While they are intelligent, they do need enough space to, well, actually live. So, even though Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies can be small and cute in appearance, they are also incredibly active as their curiosity is at an ‘all time high’ at such a young age. These puppies are also known to grow at a fast pace, growing from a relatively small pup into a big dog.
Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies often grow into their features, as their skeletal structure is fragile during their first year of life. Owners will have to take care when playing and/or training their puppy, as they can potentially impede their skeletal growth if they end up getting too rough.
Training during their first two years should also be handled with care, since they’re so intelligent. Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies who don’t like certain types of training are known to go out of their way to avoid that particular training. Therefore, owners should ensure that their pup enjoys the training that they receive from them.
Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies, after a year of growth, adjust well to training and regular playing on a daily basis. While they are known to get ‘bored,’ owners can easily keep them interested as long as they ‘find them something to do.’
That’s another reason why people who want eventually own Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies need to have the space to keep them. Besides their energy levels, Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies grow into big, sturdy dogs that need a big living space!
Being a wolf-like dog, Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies will have to be taught about who’s the ‘pack leader’ in the home. It’s important for Giant Alaskan Malamute owners to establish this order from the earliest days of their life, especially if they’re the owner of several at once.
Assert ‘pack’ leadership by spending a lot of time with them, respecting their space and caring about them. Following that will help Giant Alaskan Malamute puppies understand the ‘order’ of your relationship with them.
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