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

I'm in Thailand and now looking for Giant Alaskan Malamute...please suggest good kennel for me...I really want to try have Alaskan from US...as currently my friend had one already from Russia...
 

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I need sledded dog...really need
 

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Exactly where in Thailand would you be sledding?
 

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(>"<)" Even there's any snow in Thailand...but we can take care Alaskan as our pet in the big area...I'm in the northern of Thailand it's not hot city like BKK (Capital city).
My friend had one already from Russia and waiting for another one in this April...I try to find Alaskan in Asia (China) but not Giant and big enough...it's like Siberian Husky which I already have 2...

Please kindly suggest or share good kennel that can ship to Thailand.
 

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Hi Angellas,

I used to show Malamutes. Just an FYI, "Giant" Alaskan Malamutes are a fad that some unscrupulous breeders are throwing out there and I'd suggest you stay away from them. A Malamute SHOULDN'T be a giant breed! The Alaskan Malamute standard says that adult males shouldn't get beyond 85 pounds and be 25 inches at the shoulder. A dog much bigger than that wouldn't have the health, metabolism, stamina, and longevity to survive and work in the far north. There have been breeders since the '70's who are exaggerating the Malamute, breeding for size and heaviness--almost creating a mastiff-like build. This is NOT what a Malamute should be!

Your best bet would be to look for breeders in Australia--there are several breed clubs there and it wouldn't be far to travel. They would be able to refer you to an ethical breeder who is working for what the Malamute SHOULD be... not size alone. :)

Malamutes are wonderful but challenging dogs. Good luck in your search.

Jen
 

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Jenz beat me to it, Alaskan Malamutes are a fad, they would NEVER survive as sled dogs.

Oh, and why would you need a sled dog in Thailand? If you're looking a bikejoring you'd be better off with an Alaskan Husky, small, much better stamina and you get them with lighter coats that would do better in the heat.
 

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There's also the EuroHound, a newer sled dog breed that is being bred for sledding/bikejorring in warmer climates... that might be even better for you.

Do you plan to sled with your Huskies and the new Malamute? I'm not a musher (although I have skijorred)... I've heard that when you sled, it's best to get dogs relatively the same size. I'm sure you could make it work with 2 huskies and a Mal, but it might be a rocky and uneven ride. :) ESPECIALLY if you get a "Giant" Alaskan Malamute. Siberian Huskies would be dragging that poor dog all over the place, lol.

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Hi Angellas,

I used to show Malamutes. Just an FYI, "Giant" Alaskan Malamutes are a fad that some unscrupulous breeders are throwing out there and I'd suggest you stay away from them. A Malamute SHOULDN'T be a giant breed! The Alaskan Malamute standard says that adult males shouldn't get beyond 85 pounds and be 25 inches at the shoulder. A dog much bigger than that wouldn't have the health, metabolism, stamina, and longevity to survive and work in the far north. There have been breeders since the '70's who are exaggerating the Malamute, breeding for size and heaviness--almost creating a mastiff-like build. This is NOT what a Malamute should be!

Your best bet would be to look for breeders in Australia--there are several breed clubs there and it wouldn't be far to travel. They would be able to refer you to an ethical breeder who is working for what the Malamute SHOULD be... not size alone. :)

Malamutes are wonderful but challenging dogs. Good luck in your search.

Jen
(^O^)" Millions Thanks for your kindness and good suggestions ... I will try to find breeder in Australia as your comment.
 

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Jenz beat me to it, Alaskan Malamutes are a fad, they would NEVER survive as sled dogs.
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 distances than what racing breeds do.
 

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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 distances than what racing breeds do.
Correction - they were bred to pull heavier freight long distances but racing breeds are endurance racers. You don't see many malamutes running the Iditarod anymore. Because of their size they couldn't pull the heavier sleds as far which is why people preferred the Siberian husky for races (in the older days) because they had the speed and the endurance.

That being said the giant malamutes are riddled with health problems.
 

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

Hi Angellas,

I used to show Malamutes. Just an FYI, "Giant" Alaskan Malamutes are a fad that some unscrupulous breeders are throwing out there and I'd suggest you stay away from them. A Malamute SHOULDN'T be a giant breed! The Alaskan Malamute standard says that adult males shouldn't get beyond 85 pounds and be 25 inches at the shoulder.
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That's interesting. All of the malamutes I've ever met, and there are a LOT up here, are over 120 lbs, even the females.
 

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From the AKC Standard:
Size, Proportion, Substance
There is a natural range in size in the breed. The desirable freighting sizes are males, 25 inches at the shoulders, 85 pounds; females, 23 inches at the shoulders, 75 pounds
 

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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 distances than what racing breeds do.
Yes, I mean the giants, I'm also used to just seeing them called Malamutes, guess to me the "Alaskan" is just a given. I don't think I've ever seen a Mal that wasn't overweight that would exceed the standard in size. While htey are meant to be the 'powerhouses' of the sled dogs, they aren't supposed to be huge as it would work against them in deep snow.
 

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Alaskan malamutes AKC are from 65-75 for females and 75-85 for males. I have a malamute she is 67 pounds (she was the runt) . I don't recommend for a mal to be in Thailand. By the way "giant" mals tend to have more issues then regular mals. I know a lot about mals, since owning one. I know some breeders but they aren't going to ship to Thailand
 

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This reminds me, are there people breeding "Giant Siberians" as they are Malamutes? There have been a couple times in pet stores that I have met HUGE dogs, who the owners said they were Siberians. I mean big, BIG dogs.



About this size, I guess, but different proportions (bit longer legs).
 

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That's a Malamute (in case you were wondering lol I know it's not what you're talking about). Ear set is too far apart for a Siberian and muzzle is wider.

That just stems from people not being able to tell/know the difference. I have people everyday tell me that Bella should be 85 pounds and that she's not done growing because they don't know that Siberians and Alaskan Malamute are two different breeds.
 

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BTW, it's very expensive to send Alaskan from Russia to Thailand...(T^T)" ...
 

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That's a Malamute (in case you were wondering lol I know it's not what you're talking about). Ear set is too far apart for a Siberian and muzzle is wider.

That just stems from people not being able to tell/know the difference. I have people everyday tell me that Bella should be 85 pounds and that she's not done growing because they don't know that Siberians and Alaskan Malamute are two different breeds.
Yeah, I knew that one was a malamute. I can't remember the dog clearly enough to decide if the owner was mistaken or if this was actually a freak dog. I can sometimes pick out a Siberian from a Malamute but I'll admit that I wouldn't bet my life on my ability to tell the difference.
This was before I had heard of "Giant Malamutes" so all I was thinking was "How did that husky get so big!??"
 

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Nope that is a malamute. No it it pretty hard to tell the difference. Mine being only 65 pounds throws people off too! lol
 
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