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    How to breed Alaskan Malamutes?

    Articledog breed guidesFriday 30 September 2011
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    Breeding Alaskan Malamutes

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    A guide on how to breed Alaskan Malamute dogs

    Alaskan Malamutes are the largest of the sled dogs.According to the Alaskan Malamute breed standard, the dogs of this breed might weight between 75 and 85 pounds. The Innuits originally bred Alaskan Malamutes  dogs for heavy draft work. It is said that there is a significant difference between female and male Alaskan Malamute. Female tend to be smaller in size with height ranging from 58 cm to 66cm. When breeding Alaskan Malamutes, a responsible breeder's first priority should be the breed's improvement, according to the American Kennel Club.

    Evaluate the Alaskan Malamute for confirmation flaws. Assess the breeding stock as not all Alaskan Malamutes should be bred. As a responsible dog breeder, you should make sure that your breeding stock does not possess any serious faults that might be in conflict with the breed standards. If you are uncertain whether or not your breeding stock should be bred, consult a judge, breeder or handler specializing in Alaskan Malamutes. Match sire and dam so they suits baring in mind that each potential parent should improve on the other. The sire should possess traits that make up for the dam's confirmation faults and vice versa. It is recommended you choose the sire and dam that are complementary to each other as two good dogs aren't necessarily good breeding matches. Do not breed your dam too often or at too early age. It's better you wait at least one heat cycle before breeding a dam for the first time.

    Certain bloodlines are known for producing bigger-boned Malamutes. Examine the sire and dam's pedigrees. Many bloodlines exhibit dominant genes for bigger-boned and heavier Malamutes. Since you are breeding for size, the sire and the dam should, preferably, descend from these bloodlines.To preserve the breed, you must screen for genetic disorders.Work with your veterinarian to screen the sire and dam for genetic and health disorders. Alaskan Malamutes are prone to genetic disorders like chondrodysplasia (a debilitating cartilage disorder) and skin and coat problems. It is sometimes acceptable to breed a carrier of a genetic disease to a genetically clear animal, but you should take great care that this combination will result in disease-free puppies.

    The resulting Alaskan Malamute puppies are your responsibility and so you must care for and raise any puppies that you do not sell.

    Learn here about the dog breeds or ask an expert for advice.

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