Thinking of getting a malamute.
Breed: alaskan malamute
Age: Less than 3 mon
i currently have a malchi. he is part maltese part chihuahua. i have been wanting to get a alaskan malamute for quite some time, and i need to know a few things about the breed but i dont want to have to pay any money at the moment so it must be free. my first question is will an alaskan malamute get along with my malchi? my second question is will it do well in a half acre yard? we are starting to get ready to build a house on a 3.5 acre lot and i need to know if it will do well in the areas given. i also would like to know if the malamute would do well in a utah climate. will it get too hot? if you have any more information about the breed or the questions given please email me.
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Dr. Marie replied:
It's always hard to know whether a new dog will get along with your current dog.
While I have seen malamutes that live with other dogs quite well, I do have a number of malamutes in my practice that simply do not get along with other dogs. Many malamutes have a high prey instinct and so I would be cautious with introducing him or her to your malchi.
Malamutes are really built for arctic temperatures, so the summers in Utah could be difficult for your new dog.
Regarding the yard, that sounds just fine to me.
I would highly advise you to talk to a number of malamute breeders in your area and get their opinion on your questions. People who breed malamutes will be the best source of information on how well they adapt to different environments.---This question was asked in our Ask A Vet For Free section.---
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