Alaskan Malamute Questions

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Alaskan Malamute Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 2/11/2006
i have a puppy i just adopted from an animal shelter that i was told was a malamute and chow mix. we are however concerned about the size of the puppy. we were told it was malnurished when it was very small because it's mother died of breast cancer but it has become healthier. it is only 7 weeks old but the last time it was weighed it was 3 pounds. is it possible that this is actually a malamute chow mix at such a low weight?

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3/18/06 It seems really small at tis age for a malamute..normally mal's are 10 or more lbs at this age....sounds like it is more likely chow more than malamute... Scott
Johnson,s Alaskan Malamutes
3/21/06 29. I want the largest pup in the litter. Is my pup the biggest of the litter? Is my pup going to be larger than the rest of the litter? If your human child was born premature for any reason and weighed 4 lbs at birth and his genes determined him to be 6 foot 1 when he was an adult - Does that mean then that because he was a premature baby that his genes are different and he now won't grow up to be the man he was supposed to be? NO.... If his genes said he was going to be 6 foot 1 he will be NO MATTER WHAT - even if he weighs less than another baby when born. That is ridiculous to think he wouldn't... So what I am trying to say is just because a pup is large or smaller as a pup means NOTHING.... Their genes determine their size as an adult nothing more nothing less. There is nothing you can do to change the adult size to make them larger than they were born to be. The only thing you can do to affect the do Jolene
Hudson's Huskies & Malamutes
3/23/06 My answer may be coming in a little late, but I would like to pop in anyways. I imgine you've got a handful by now. A malnurished pup can grow to be a smaller dog then he might have been would he have been cared for from the start. So, there's no way to say what you're looking at for an adult. Just feed him well and make him happy, which I'm sure you're doing. But to answer your overall question, yes it's possible for him to be a malamute. Especially a malamute cross. Chows are a little smaller then malamutes by standard, so he could be getting his size both from being malnurished and being a chow cross. Amanda
Country Malamutes