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Alaskan malamutes hold a special place in my heart. That’s because the first dog I ever owned was a cross between a Malamute and a Siberian Husky.
To say, he was a big dog is an understatement. See picture below for comparison.
|I’m around 5’9″ – 5′ 10″ and that’s Bruno standing on his hind legs
|Bruno looks a lot like Whitey. I’ll be posting another story about this wonderful dog soon.
At 1 year old, he was already taller than I was when he sat down. I was 7 or 8 years old then. My grandfather got Whitey (how original) for me to help me develop my personality.
Although he was only a dog in the strictest sense of the word, he taught me love, compassion, loyalty, brotherhood, having fun in the great outdoors and respect. He also showed me that words don’t matter. Actions do.
Because Whitey was a major part of my childhood, I have always been in search of another Malamute. For more about Whitey: this link
Now Malamutes aren’t really native to the Philippines. These big dogs are more likely found in Alaska (Hence the name…). Originally bred for hauling heavy loads these large dogs eventually got recognized as good pets because of their temperament. A typical Alaskan Malamute is a friendly dog who gets along perfectly with people. This is also the reason why a Malamute is not a good guard dog. A Malamute’s sweet disposition makes it a perfect family dog.
One thing you have to remember about Alaskan Malamute’s is that they have a high prey drive and are very strong. They can also sustain high energy activities without showing signs of exhaustion early on. This means, you have to walk your Malamute, especially if you keep it inside your house. Remember that dogs of all shapes and sizes need exercise so as not to destroy your house. One good thing about Malamutes though is that they are surprisingly very nimble!
There’s a breeder in Manila whom I have corresponded with regularly who owns Alaskan malamutes. And these aren’t just the regular run of the mill Alaskan Malamutes. These are show worthy malamutes that you have to see to believe!
So, if you’re like me who’s looking for an Alaskan Malamute, try out Hope’s Kennel, they have high quality dogs and you can be sure that this isn’t a puppy mill. The owner really loves his dogs and he chooses future owners to make sure that his puppies go to good homes.
Visit the Hope’s Kennel website for more info!
As a parting shot… here are some puppies: