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Breeding Plans

We do not currently have any puppies available. Thank you for your interest, please check back at a later stage!

 

FINDING THE RIGHT BREEDER

If you decide an Alaskan Malamute is the right dog for you, take time to visit several breeders before you make your decision. The Alaskan Malamute is a working breed but activity levels and drive can vary between different families and individuals. Rather than selecting a puppy based mainly on looks, make sure that the dog you choose matches your personality and lifestyle as closely as possible. The prospective parents are good indicators of what your puppy will be like as an adult, both in terms of temperament, attitude towards dogs of the same sex, health, working ability etc. Choose your Malamute breeder wisely!

We always welcome enquiries about our breeding plans and since we are very selective about where our puppies go we like to hear from prospective buyers in good time. We prefer to place our puppies with people whom we have met in person and will not agree to ship a puppy unless we know the buyer very well. If you are interested in a puppy from us in the future, please plan a visit to our kennel or arrange to meet us at an event. We would also like to visit the home the puppy will go to, if possible.

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM YOU

Since our Alaskan Malamutes come from working lines we wish to place our puppies in homes that are committed to involving their dog in working activities on a regular basis. This is to guarantee the happiness of both dog and owner, as without the right amount of physical and mental exercise an Alaskan Malamute will soon become unhappy and destructive. Daily exercise is a must but equally important to us is that you are willing to include your Malamute in your family. Our dogs may sleep outdoors in kennels but they take part in our daily activities and visit indoors just like any regular pets. A Malamute that is excluded from social life will not develop to his full potential and will most likely be a very unhappy dog.

We expect all dogs from our breeding program to be hip and elbow x-rayed and to have an eye exam at a suitable age. Whether or not a dog will be used in breeding it is important for us to know the full results of our breeding program.

We are active members of two local dog clubs (Åbyn-Byske Brukshundklubb and Skellefteå Brukshundklubb) and strongly recommend that our puppy buyers join a local club to complete a puppy class and general obedience class with their dog. Socialisation and obedience training is a crucial part of raising an Alaskan Malamute and the bond you have with your dog will grow stronger the more you learn and experience together. Not every dog needs to become an obedience or agility champion but we think it would be fantastic if you would like to try these sports with your Mal. If you are interested in showing your dog, regular socialisation classes and ring training classes will be necessary too. In our experience, the more sports and activities an Alaskan Malamute is introduced to, the more happy and balanced the dog becomes as an adult.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM US

We make a lifetime commitment to each of our puppies, and always welcome our dogs back at any time in their life. Throughout your dog’s life we will be available for support and advice and are happy to chat with you about nutrition, health, training and conditioning and deal with any problems you may encounter when your dog is growing up. You are also welcome to visit us if you are interested in learning more about our working activities and perhaps working your dog in harness together with some more experienced dogs.

Puppy PlayPlease note that, as a general rule, we do not sell puppies to people living in apartments, to individuals under 25 years of age, or to families with children below the age of eight. Malamutes are often great with kids but raising a puppy is a full-time commitment.

ADOPTING AN ADULT DOG

Before buying a puppy, please consider whether an older dog would better fit your lifestyle. There are many (far too many!) adult Malamutes around the world currently waiting to be adopted. Contact your country’s breed club to find out more about how to adopt an adult dog or visit Alaskan Malamute Assistance League or Alaskan Malamute HELP League if you live in the U.S.A. or Canada. Our first Malamute, Lily, had been through two homes before she came to us and she became a truly wonderful pet and companion and is the reason why we are involved with this magnificent breed today. Adopting an adult dog is an excellent way to learn about the breed and its pros and cons, and gain the necessary knowledge to one day raise your own Malamute puppy.


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