Breed Review: Alaskan Malamute (18 Pics)

#16 Malamute, despite its size, is an athletic dog and therefore needs many hours of jogging.

Constant physical activity allows them to train not only their muscles but also their mind. Keeping a representative of this breed in the courtyard of a private house does not at all relieve the owner of the need to walk with his pet. These dogs are sick of idleness, they start to get bored and howl with boredom, destroy everything that comes across, or begin to "entertain" themselves by digging huge holes.

#17 In nutrition, Alaskan Malamutes are unpretentious, they can be fed with natural food.

Usually, the owners cook a mixture of cereals in broth for them, adding pieces of beef tripe or trimmings to the porridge. You can give the dog ready-made dry food, but its quality should be high enough. Ready-made feeds with a high protein content are especially necessary for preparation for exhibitions and races. Don't worry about your dog getting better. Due to natural mobility, obesity does not threaten him.

#18 Alaskan Malamutes are quite hardy dogs, adapted to life in extreme climatic conditions, but diseases do not bypass them.

They are prone to neurological disorders with damage to the peripheral nervous system - polyneuropathy.

Diseases such as hip dysplasia, adenocarcinoma of the anus, diabetes, hemophilia are also found in representatives of this breed. They also suffer from skin diseases: atopic dermatitis and demodicosis (the latter is caused by the Demodex mite).

Often in malamutes and eye pathology, this is progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, daytime blindness (hematology), glaucoma. They also suffer from bloating and a thyroid disorder called hypothyroidism. Oddly enough, these northern giants are sometimes dwarfed.

Alaskan Malamutes, unlike some other breeds, are distinguished by enviable longevity. They live on average 13-16 years.

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