Do Alaskan Malamute Dogs Need To Be Groomed Regularly?
Owning a an Alaskan Malamute and need to know how often do an Alaskan Malamute Dog need to be groomed or should you bathe an Alaskan Malamute?
According to dog experts, Alaskan Malamute Dogs score out of 5 in the scale of dog breeds that need grooming regularly.
Moderate Maintenance: Adapted for harsh, Arctic life, the Malamute's beautiful waterproof double coat requires regular brushing and bathing to stay healthy. They have thick coats, which shed heavily twice a year. Using a pin brush and a metal-toothed ‘greyhound’ comb for brushing will help keep his coat in good condition and keep seasonal shedding more manageable. Be sure to brush him daily and check for mats which can hide fungus and hot spots which may become infected. Thick nails require regular trimming with a nail clipper or grinder. Check ears weekly for accumulated dirt, wax or other foreign matter that may result in an infection. Teeth should be brushed regularly.
Why Brush or Groom Your Alaskan Malamute Dog?
Brushing also serves to help to distribute healthy natural skin oils over the hair shaft, promoting a shining coat and helping dirt to slide off the hair. This can also help to lessen the need to bath and therefore minimize the regularity of bathing.
Brushing and grooming of your Alaskan Malamute dog are activities that help to strengthen the good connection bond between your pet dog and you. Brushing should be a pleasant and comfy experience for your pet and you.
How Often to Groom Your Alaskan Malamute
Dogs with short coats generally require less brushing and grooming compared to dogs with medium to long haired coats as these longer coats can get tangles, mats and debris trapped in them more quickly.
Some very short-haired dogs may not need standard 'brushing' and for these dogs, owners may instead like to try a soft grooming glove to gently remove loose hair, occasionally.
Canines should be brushed 'as required'. Owners should observe the condition of their dog's coat, trying to find any tangles/mats or dullness which suggests they might need a brush. Grooming can take anything from a couple of minutes to several hours a week depending on your type of dog.
Alaskan Malamute Information
The Alaskan malamute is powerful, independent, strong-willed and fun-loving. Its idea of great fun is to pull a sled or cart, but it also loves to run and roam. It is family-oriented, and as long as it is given daily exercise, it is well-mannered in the home. Without proper exercise, it can become frustrated and destructive. It is friendly and sociable toward people, but it may be aggressive toward strange dogs, pets or livestock. Some can be domineering. It tends to dig and howl.
What to do if you lose your Alaskan Malamute
If your Alaskan Malamute Dog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups Here.
3. Call the local vet clinics to see if someone has handed in your lost pet.
4. Contact the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.
5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.
What to do if you find a lost Alaskan Malamute
If you find a Alaskan Malamute Dog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:
1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.
2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.
3. Call the Local Authority to collect the lost animal.
4. Take the animal to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your suburb.
5. Take the animal to the local Vet Clinic who usually scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.
Laws Regarding Missing Pets
1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.
2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.
3. You must call your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.
4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.
5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.