hello or welcome to animal watch and this week we're talking the Alaskan Malamute is considered to be a very wolfy looking dog breed and also a very large an ancient one they were originally bred for hauling heavy freights because of their strength and endurance and later a sled dog Malamutes were thought to be created by the ancient Malamute people of Alaska's Norton Sound region and certain individuals have been recorded as weighing up to 100 pounds despite having an Alaskan Malamute myself I'm off to visit lorna bartlett of arctic rainbow Malamutes as i feel that in order to evaluate this breed I need to meet lots and lots of Malamutes together in a home environment this is pepper pepper there's no in now 9 so she's chilly for town this is chilly hello chiles 12 now so she's our oldest oldest none of me and she's mother to pepper hello oh so big squishy back so you put more haven't you hiding out the bag yes a but not for you can never have too many that's a lot madam UK one house not small new beginning and a half to be all myself and that's taking the pathway she was one last week that beautiful she's got gorgeous Coco yeah uncle Lorna I think I'm in heaven I've been another big sandwich right they are literally immersed in great big bear like squishy fluffy canines so how long has it been since you first fell in love with the Alaskan Malamute I've only in have really an Eskimo Louie probably about thirty or two years ago a long time ago long time ago but I waited until about 15 years ago before she got my first manually so what was it that made you fall in love with these beautiful animals I saw them on telly and didn't even know what they were but just said to my husband we just we just got married and said I don't know what that dog is but one day I'm gonna oh these dogs are very relaxing to have around aren't they very patient yeah now one of the one of the common questions that comes up with me is Melanie's having an inability to to live with other Melanie's or other dogs what's your take on that whole situation maybe it's really what happily with with other dogs we do mostly pact because we had an altercation between Luther here and her mom pepper who's in the lounge it was over food we tried lots of different things over the course of weeks or months and years probably to try and get them back together again but the safest thing for everybody is to keep keep them apart yeah in a wild they go their separate ways you know we are asking them to live together because we love them many boots aren't that fond of other dogs so we do have to be careful where we walk then we certainly done them off lead where we know there'd be other dogs and I love my dogs I just want to keep them safe the interesting thing is to try and work out why the Malamute is the way the Malamute is and of course it goes back to the reason why they were bred maybe it's a fight breeds and they are you know they're very people drop their working breeds they worked we could go back to a new at times they worked in Detroit with the Inuit Indians and they would be there they would hunt they would obviously pull their loads for them though people when happiness however if it was a wolf or a bear they'd obviously bet that was something else that they were there to protect you're going to take the choice with the children that's one the reasons why they don't like ever animals because exhilarating to them of course you've got the contrast between magnets and Huskies and a lot of Huskies especially the working some of the working ones I've seen people can mistake them for small ammonia's Carly because some of them are quite similar looking a lot of Huskies can live quite happily together so what is the fundamental difference between Huskies and why they get on so well as a pack and Malamutes you have to sort of sometimes keep them a little bit more separate I think just they'll break for different reasons Huskies bred for speed whereas many weeks a working dog a fake dog and I would they would sort of look after the tribes years ago where skis weren't bred for that so tell me about their coats because we've got we've got two short hairs here and we've got two long hair long coats are you allowed to show them or are you not allowed to press you wouldn't show them so it would be a disqualification because when you're showing you're looking at fixed purpose the long coat wouldn't be fit for posts because it would bring in the snow they also get a lot of snowballs in there three percent they throw on their feet is so much thicker however studies have shown you know we're not spoken to sore breeders in America that actually if you take the long coat and keep your breeding lines the coat goes flat so it does actually pending coat so they are there you know they all remember parents so you need to keep the long hair and the thing with the long coat see don't they work well for you you've just got to be prepared to clean up yes so tell me about your grooming routine so the long coats or the thicker coats then it's all grooms really they needs a little bit of a flick over every day whereas the standard coats you know that once a week is a good job so with the Co of course we've got the we've got the outer guard hairs and then we've got really dense thick undercoat here how many hours will it take you to work your way through the coats if padieu between see my bath Doonby then I have to reload I it takes ages to get them where I used to get them bubbled up then I just get measured bubbles it isn't but I love it I find that I find it quite therapeutic yeah and I think it's why upon doing with you to ask well so actually I really love it in summer months they will exercise these in the evenings we're also where we're going later at the field we can let them off they can exercise as much as they want then yeah they just want to plot around their laundry and if they want to tear around they can they're in control of it we've got plenty of shade here with the garden they can come in here everything you know has his laminate paint or never so if it's cold them to lay on some people can end up with some rather overweight mummies can't they madam you've actually got very slow metabolisms they don't actually need as much food it's what people think they do because their metabolisms are so slow when they do take suggestions me thirty years ago they wouldn't if they ate tons and tons of food they wouldn't actually get carried a quantity of food the dogs of need if we can to projected for them can you tell us what you feed your mandates on evening they intended bones so tonight look what chicken carcasses today then had spaghetti spaghetti with peak hearts a raw egg and cottage cheese today they have tripe as well so they will have tried quite often in the morning which they really enjoy on somebody's they have porridge so on Sunday they have porridge from the goats no because I have honey and pureed fruit into that but contrary to what a lot of people say and even some vets will say it they can have raw chicken raw because dogs cannot have cooked where you can have cooked chicken off the bone you ever give a cooked chicken boat because it was splinter or get stuck in a guide it can kill the dog so it's really dangerous you know I think is the best thing I've ever fed my dogs on to be quiet and I think no needs have aggression problems with food and that that is a known thing with the breed going back you know when they were living out with with the Inuits and they would have to fight a little bit over the food they have that sort of and yet think about wanting to defend their food you've got a lot of money's here we did defeat them separately so we don't put them together purely because we're feeding chicken and chicken bones or pea trotters waiver it is they're happy it's gonna second time to eat you and they may not obviously all of it so they could end up walking away in another dog come and get it the altercation we've had with them has been over food and I like my daughter I don't want to see any of them hurt if somebody wanted some a love you what sort of lifestyle should that person have you mean did you need to be home with them if you've just got one their pack animals and you will be their pack they won't want to be left alone and unfortunately if many meats get left behind and they then suffer from anxiety they permit the house very quickly I know I was school saddened when I hear people keeping the me kennels on their own in the garden it'd be so sad well it's the lifespan of a Malamute generally on average you're looking at 10 and that's actually pretty good for a very large breed dog because of course these aren't naturally large dogs they're not bred to have the Giganta gene or anything weird they true to what they were all those years ago yeah not you know we don't try to breed too many small door any taller anything just just keep them as they are they do not need to be yes to the right home they are great fun you go backpacking with them you know you can do the tricks with though there's wait for as well you know do wait career than the test of strength and people do just have moves paced just as lovely mates I don't think it an exercise the right dog lifestyle absolutely and I can see you you're obsessed by them yeah you'll always have them Thanks we're gonna go and put them on a radar but you don't need to have snow in order to sled with these dogs do you can just get a rig and you can get wheels and you can do it on dry land and you know I think dogs enjoy it I'm part of them war which is the Alaska many workers association and organizing committee fifty-fifty new friend these are tulips at home that's what they're bred to do to poor heavyweights can't wait so go on your rube one thing that Malamutes are great at is pulling sleds or rinks they adore it and their love of pulling is rooted deep in their blood lorna was keen for me to have a go whether I was was another matter as well as being big cuddly house companions and super sporting race dogs Lorna's Malamutes also pay weekly visits to her local college in order to assist the students on that animal management courses taggi and elvis and loopy come into college with me they're part of the animal care course so students while they're here at the opportunity to carry out first aid on them they bandaged them groom them feed them when they're young they may do their puppy food up for them they also learn also about animal behavior and knowing when the adopters alone we do do stuff in the classroom as well before the dogs come in the students have to answer questions about behaving around dogs and they have to sign it and I sign it – no they don't so that you know they understand a little bit about body language and how many days a week do your dogs come in three days three days where yeah usually a Monday Thursday Friday I've had a lovely day today meeting Malibu's yes he agrees he's telling you though be sure to check out my videos every single week where I bring you films on wolves wolf dogs nor drink dogs rescue with animal conservation bye for now if you would like to find out more about Laska Malamutes then you can contact lonna here

47 thoughts on “GIANT ALASKAN MALAMUTE DOGS / Animal Watch

  1. I found one of those, twice!
    Then the owner let me to give him away since he was always running away 🙂
    Now I gave him to one girl that already had a Malamute, he is living his dream life 🙂
    For the few days I got him, especially the second time, I found them kinda crazy dogs, very powerful and energetic. He can run all day around my house yard, and scratch my car?!?? Each time he got up on the car to watch from the car door, he made me repaint my car front hood and bumper. But it's a dog, will always love them!

  2. Damn she is a looker! Oh yeah, the dog, of course! That dog is HUGE, he could easily take on 3-4 dogs, at least it appears so. RIP doge.

    has it ever been hunting?

  3. right….all three of mine are over 140 lbs, with my youngest being a monster at 192 lbs….btw, all three are giant Mals…….

  4. Me watching the video: “They are so fluffy and cute! Let me see the comments to see what people think about them.”
    First comment: “Rip Doody…”
    Me: “Well, will you look at that somebody just started cutting onions here and proceeded to stab my chest!”

  5. I owned a husky when I was kid. Extremely hyper active and now as an adult I believe this breed will be great for me. I do a lot of hiking and sometimes I come across foot prints that scare the living crap out of me. Big cats, wolf and sometimes black bear. Only question I got is are the good at long distance. Not fast like jogging, but hiking for few days?

  6. I want a Malamute but unfortunately, I live in Las Vegas. The heat here is the feeling of puting your hand inside the oven. So I cant really buy one. ?

  7. I had a 90 pound Malamute for 17 years. She was an amazing animal and my best friend. A fabulous hunter and great house dog, but I did have to take out a 4 mile trot daily. A great hunter. She really was a rather small eater and loved green beans! She needed to be the boss always, so it was a problem with other dogs at times. She was my constant companion. I have Keeshonds now because I can't commit to the excersise requirement at the moment, but I miss the Malamute more than I can say.

  8. I used to own one of these and let me tell ya… very powerful. I took away Phoenixes ( malamute) rope for tug of war and he rammed the top of his head into my legs and I legit almost did a full backflip.

  9. This would be my dream job. Happily chatting to different Animal breeders and enjoying the interaction with all these lovely breeds. This is the best show I have ever seen.

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