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  1. Looking for Giant Alaskan Malamute ... please suggest good kennel for me...(>"<)

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    Re: Looking for Giant Alaskan Malamute ... please suggest good kennel for me...(>"<) Do you mean "Giant" Alaskan Malamutes? Alaskan Malamutes are far from a fad and are very capable working sled dogs (not racing) and have for a very long time been used to pull heavier frieght, longer...
  2. Please help

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    This can be pretty inaccurate based on his vet records my dog was 14lbs at 9 weeks, and 25 at 14 weeks, 25 at 14 weeks would predict a ~63lb dog, mine is ~90lbs. Also those look like pretty solid paws and legs. I am not an expert (and others on here are) but I wouldn't be suprised if he ended...
  3. Pitbull mauls its owner during family argument

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    I agree with your sentiment but disagree with your statement. Maul actually has a very specific meaning, to maul is to Wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing. Mauling is distinct from biting and should infact be used in police reports. There isn't much subjective about it, if the...
  4. Why are these dog breeds listed on home insurance?

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    Does your insurance company offer Farm insurance? It is likely that they use this to distinguish between the two.
  5. Why are these dog breeds listed on home insurance?

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    I agree 100% but it is important to realize that Actuaries don't actually care about the dog, they only care about the claims that will be made against the insurace of the people that own them. I have absolutely no proof of this and it is pure speculation but I would guess that the bad press...
  6. Why are these dog breeds listed on home insurance?

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    I toyed with the idea of becoming and Actuary in college (and have a statistics minor as a result). The reason that they "pick on the breed" is pure statictics there is some correlation between owning these breeds and making claims against your HOI. There are a ton of reasons their logic could...
  7. Countdown till i get my puppy :D

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    Can anyone explain why German Shepards stand like that (with the bent back leg)? I only see this posture (naturally) in GSDs and closely related breeds. I assume it has been bred into them, which would imply a practical purpose, but what is it?
  8. Male or Female Lab?

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    Are you planning to get the dog fixed? If you are then in my experience there aren't any big differences. If not both have their own problems (marking and going into heat). Do you have any other dogs in your household? If you do usually you will be advised to choose a dog of the opposite...
  9. Dog Phobia

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    Phobias are defined as irrational fears, fear is a more general term that covers phobias and rational fears, basically all phobias are fears but not all fears are phobias. As said before when you have a phobia whatever you are afraid of causes a severe emotional response. Often over time a...
  10. Is my puppy dominant?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    It is worth noting that I am not nearly as well versed in dog obdience and behavior as many of the other posters on here. However I have a Malamuter mix who is 9 months old and have had to deal with a lot of the same things. Comparing raising Akiak (my mal Mix) to raising labs growing up I have...
  11. trail length

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    Don't feel bad, trail walks are not nearly as stressful on a dogs hips and knees as walking on streets are. A high energy dog like a Lab/Chow mix can definitely walk twice a day for 30-40 minutes, especially one that lives in an apartment. I would take him with you on the longer hike. The...
  12. Choosing multiple Deterrent Dogs

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    I don't know for sure but the phrasing of certain things in the OP and the breeds the OP mentioned led me to believe that he may not be from the US, and likely not a native English speaker, that may explain the choice in terminology. It is easy to see how the differences in connotations of...
  13. Guess the Puppy's Future!

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    Can't say for sure but I have a Mal mix that is black and tan (I posted pictures if you look at my old posts). Common consensus is that he is Mal/Rottie, coloring is much more simmilar to the Rottie than this dog is. Obviously Husky/Doberman and Mal/Rottie are two completely different mixes but...
  14. German Shepherd Alaskan Malamute and possibly Great Dane? help

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    Does he sing like a Mal? I have a Mal mix (probably Mal X Rottie) who doesn't look very much like a Mal, however when he starts taking it is obvious he is a Malamute.
  15. This is incredibly depressing- even more so when one thinks about how common it is :(

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    Poorly bred I agree, but that puppy is all sorts of adorable.
  16. Why Siberian Huskies?

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    High energy, athletic people tend to want high energy athletic dogs. I am a young (22) single rugby player. When I started looking at buying/adopting a dog northern breeds were at the top of the list. I run every day and enjoy hiking, canoeing, and pretty much anything out doors on weekends. I...
  17. just how well trained/bred are police dogs?

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    I definitely think it varies from dog to dog. We have a K9 officer with a retired Czech Sheperd in our neighborhood. He still walks the dog off leash and the dog does not leave his side. Both the Officer and the dog are friendly. He regularly brings the dog to the park off leash when his son is...
  18. Any one want to play the breed guessing game?

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    Rottie makes sense to me, his expressions remind me a lot of my Neighbor's dog growing up (a pure Rottweiler). Looking at breed characteristics for the two breeds I was probably fortunate that he spent such a long time at the pound with his Mother before I got him. He is very good with other...
  19. Any one want to play the breed guessing game?

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    This is my puppy Akiak, he is a Malamute Mix, mom was a small Mal (about 60lbs) the humane society thought she was a Husky based on size but the Husky rescue said she was definitely a Mal. Any one want to guess what the Dad was? Not sure if it is pertinant but he has webbed paws. He was ~25lbs...
  20. Etiquette for letting dog greet people/animals.

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Thank you for the responses. Since there seems to be consensus that using caution and asking for permission is the proper way to approach allowing a dog to greet other and this thread is still getting views I have a couple other questions that I have so I can avoid creating an abundance of...
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