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Alaskan Malamutes Puppies require a long-term commitment to obedience, activity, exercise and entertainment... their unique character, intelligence and energy level can frustrate you, will undoubtedly entertain you, and can bring you joy (when they're happy) or grief (when they're not). They absolutely need a securely fenced yard! Alaskan Malamutes will roam due to their hunting instincts. Malamutes are commonly known to injure or kill other small pets, such as cats, birds, rabbits, mice, rats, etc., simply due to their strong natural hunting instinct. Raising a puppy with a cat does not guarantee the cat's life-long safety! Alaskan Malamutes can be very destructive if left unattended. They are not recommended as apartment dogs. They need room to run; leash walking does not satisfy their energy. If this type of relationship does not appeal to you, then consider another breed. If it does then explore the idea of local rescues as well , talk to local rescue organizations. There is no such thing as " GIANT MALAMUTES ", these are malamutes that are only bred for one reason , for an oversized big malamute and usually always come with a lot of painful big hip health problems. AKC standard - There is a natural range in size in the Alaskan Malamute. The desirable freighting sizes are males, 25 inches at the shoulders, 85 pounds; females, 23 inches at the shoulders, 75 pounds. Woolies and long coated malamutes are incorrect coat gene, although they make fine family pets they should not be used for breeding purposes.

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