Alaskan Malamute Questions

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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 11/23/2006
how much do malamutes shed

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4/27/07 Malamutes shed about every six months. If brushed daily you can roll the coat meaning the do not completely shed out. Males are easy to roll where females are not due to their cycles. Cindy
BluMoon Alaskan Malamutes
7/17/08 Hudson's Malamutes - Frequently Asked Questions 35. How much fur does a Malamute have and what do I do to maintain it? Alaskan Malamutes have 2 layers of fur. Malamutes have a thick, coarse guard coat - which is the top coat for protection. And an undercoat for insulation that regulates their body temperatures and keeps them warm or cool. Their fur is a very soft fine fur, except for the harsher guard coat. It is not harsh like a Doberman or German shepherd breed. If you were to get fur from your malamute on your pants, if you ran you hand down your pants it would ball up and easily thrown away. I personally find this hair much easier to maintain than many other breeds. They shed their coats twice a year. It's called a "Blowing" of the coat. They do not necessarily have more fur than another dog, just longer fur. This Blowing of the coat will need to be brushed everyday. On average this to me is very easy to maintain if kept up with. All you need is a simple comb or doggi jolene
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