Alaskan Malamute Questions

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Alaskan Malamute Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 3/5/2007
I have 2 small children and would like to get either a malamute or husky but cannot decide which is better with kids. I don't have a problem with patience, but want to know which has better temperment and which is more of a follower of the group. I want a dog that is loyal and protective, but not too agressive. Does anyone know which is better in that aspect?

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4/4/07 i realise thise question was posted almost a month ago but i wanted to reply anyway just incase you haven't found the answer. malamutes are GREAT with children. they were originally bred to pull heavy sleds, hunt seal and polar bears, and to also baby sit the human young. it is a natural instinct for them to be gentle with children. malamutes are NOT aggressive towards people. only their size and erect ears make them look scary to strangers. however, malamutes are very pack oriented and if push came to shove they WILL protect their pack (ie: humans or animal). As far as loyal... they are quite loyal, but they are not a one-man breed. neither are huskies. they love people and they love to roam. so a fenced in yard or kennel is required. i hope this was helpful? ---becca Rebecca
White Foot Kennels
7/17/08 Hudson's Malamutes - Frequently Asked Questions 33. What is the difference between a Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute? Siberian Huskies are very high energy very high active dogs. They are GO GO GO. They have no loyalty to one person they love everyone and everything. Just think of what a dog was made for and that is what you get many times in different breeds. They love other animals and people. They do not do well with Chicken, Geese, Ducks, Goats, Etc. They are not farm animals. They will chase and play with anything that is smaller than them. As for children they love to play. Small children do very well to keep up with the huskies. If a burglar came to your home the husky would say here is the money, here is the jewels and hey buddy I am going with you. If you were in a fight with that burglar the husky would want to "Play" also. Huskies are definitely diggers so if you love your flower garden this dog might not be right for you. Their average weight is 35-65 lbs. With mal jolene
Hudson's Huskies & Malamutes