Breed Focus: Alaskan Malamutes

Alaskan_malamute Since winter is on its way (at least, in my part of the world it is) and we're talking about diabetes this month, the Alaskan Malamute seemed like a good breed to discuss.

As the Embrace Pet Health Center suggests:

"He's smart and curious, and he wants nothing more than to share his discoveries with his human family members. Discoveries like exactly how the sofa was put together, for example, or what the interior of your car would look like without all that carpeting and upholstery."

As you may gather, the Alaskan Malamute has a lot of curious energy that you'll need to work off with him.

In addition, there's all that fur to work with:

"A Malamute owner's best friend, after his dog, is his vacuum cleaner. Twice a year they "blow coat," which involves literal mountains of hair drifting all over the house and attaching itself to every surface. The rest of the year their shedding is much less – so much so that you might be able to get away with vacuuming only twice a day instead of every four hours."

So you are up for a challenge if you have one of these dogs - but a worthwhile one according to our Embraced pet parents who have them. They have pet insurance to protect against the hereditary conditions these dogs are prone to, including Diabetes Mellitus:

Health Issues Alaskan Malamute

Lea and her grandma's Malamute You can learn more about the Alaskan Malamute, including how to chose a good breeder and dog, at the Embrace Pet Health Center

Do you have any stories about your Alaskan Malamute you'd like to share?

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Thank you to Wikipedia for the photo up top. The one to the right is one of our Embracers, Lea, who is with her Grandma's Malamute. Lovely photo!