Category Archives: Breed Info

Give That Dog a Job

Our beloved sled dogs need a job. They are clever, motivated, energetic dogs who need something constructive to focus on and look forward to — just like their clever, motivated, energetic owners do. Giving your dogs a job gives you something that will strengthen the bond between you two. You won’t believe it until you…

About Sleddogs

Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies were bred to pull sleds in the arctic.    Modern homes who consider a sled dog as a pet must understand that everything about Malamutes and Siberians stems from this one overwhelming characteristic.  Fussing, railing, or despairing about these characteristics — trying to change them — is like training a retriever…

Giant Malamutes

There is a natural size range in Alaskan Malamutes, says so right there in our Standard, but that Standard also says that the ideal Malamute should be 75lbs (female) to 85lbs (males).  Hundreds, if not thousands, of generations have resulted in that size range as the ideal for Malamutes.  Perfection.  There are breeds that should…

Coat Color & Markings

See Also Nicole Royer’s excellent & definitive Malamute Coat Color Genetics “The usual colors range from light gray through intermediate shadings to black, sable, and shadings of sable to red. Color combinations are acceptable in undercoats, points, and trimmings. The only solid color allowable is all white. White is always the predominant color on underbody,…