Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute

Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Alaskan Malamute

The Alaskan Malamute is one of the most intelligent and loyal of all the dog breeds. It is extremely affectionate to its master and is great with children and family pets.

Because of their tendency to be very friendly, even towards strangers; they are not a good choice as watch dogs.

This breed prefers to live outdoors but still needs a lot of attention and companionship to feel fulfilled. It can sometimes be difficult to train this breed for certain tasks; but their willingness to please their owner means that more often than not, they will react well to training.

Grooming an Alaskan Malamute

Hair type: The Alaskan Malamute has a dense double coat comprised of the woolly undercoat and the longer guard hair. This double coat of hair serves as an insulator to protect it from extremely low temperatures. The outer guard coat is slightly oily so it can repel dirt. The shorter undercoat protects it from the wind and the cold. The coat comes in a range of light grey to intermediate shadings of black sable; and shadings of sable to red.

Daily coat care: This dog has a dense coat that should be brushed twice a week using a pin brush; in addition to a narrow and wide tooth comb to get at hard to reach spots and remove dead hair. This breed sheds heavily and the undercoat comes out in clumps twice a year. Bathing is most unnecessary as the coat sheds dirt readily. Dry shampoo occasionally.

Recommended groom frequency: An Alaskan Malamute should be professionally groomed every 8-12 weeks; and may need more attention during shedding periods.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Alaskan Malamute. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months; once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.

Diet

Depending on the age, size and activity level of your Alaskan Malmute; you can expect to feed between 300g and 500g per day, divided into two meals.

For more information and advice on choosing the right food for your Alaskan Malmute; speak with one our Pet Care Advisors instore today.

Activity Level

Malamutes need a reasonable amount of exercise which includes long daily walks. But be careful not to overdo it in warm weather; their coat can cause them to overheat quiet quickly. However, it is an active breed which can be destructive if left indoors for too long; which therefore highlights the importance of exercise fulfillment with this breed.

Where to get an Alaskan Malamute

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland; but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home; and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder; and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.


To exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your dog's skin this summer season
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Coconut
Summer Spa
Treatment Includes
- Hydrating Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
T&C Apply. Final prices will be determined by dog breed, size and coat type.
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
T&C Apply. Final price determined by dog size, breed and coat type.
Coconut Summer Spa
To exfoliate, nourish and hydrate your dog's skin
- Bath in our luxurious Coconut Scrub
  infused with Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk
- Canine Massage
- Blow Dry
- Expert Nail Trim
- Ear Clean
- Eye Cleanse
- Breed Standard Styling
Treatment Includes
Price Guide
Short / Smooth
Long / Heavy / Curly
Small
from €50
from €70
Medium
from €50
from €70
Large
from €60
from €80
Giant
from €75
from €95
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
What's Involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home. 
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
Regular brushing and good at-home dental care routine is recommended to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar and bad breath which can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
This treatment can be booked as a standalone appointment or added to any other grooming service
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
Ultrasonic Toothbrushing
For dogs who have completed their First Dental Visit.
What is involved?
This service is a silent, vibration-free way of keeping your dog's teeth clean and preventing a build-up of plaque and bacteria in your dog's mouth. Using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste, we brush along the gum line to remove debris and provide a dental foam wash to make their breath fresh for when they return home.
Keeping your dog's teeth clean at home through regular brushing is essential to help prevent the build up of Plaque & Tartar, which is a cause of bad bread and can lead to serious illness such as Gingivitis, Periodontitis and Oral Cavity Diseases.
Price for All Breeds: €29
Terms & Conditions apply. See our Conditions of Service for more information.
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
During your dog's first dental visit, we will introduce them to the tooth brush and only when comfortable, we will complete the first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Also includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment to a dog where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information.
Treatment Includes
Treatment Includes
What happens after?
Provided your dog was comfortable during their first visit, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone appointment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for All Breeds: €49
This is not a veterinary procedure. Petmania reserve the right to refuse treatment where we feel veterinary care is required. Please see our Conditions of Service for more information
First Dental Visit
What is involved?
We will introduce them to the toothbrush and only when comfortable, we will complete their first ultrasonic tooth cleaning. Includes your dog's own exclusive toothbrush head for future visits.
Provided your dog was comfortable, they can then avail of our Ultrasonic Toothbrushing service. This involves brushing your dog's teeth using our specialised toothbrush and toothpaste to remove bacteria and debris. This service can be booked as a standalone treatment or added on to any other pre-booked treatment.
Price for All Breeds: €49
What is involved?