Our Breeding Ethics

Alaskan Malamutes have been part of our family since 1994 and since then our lives have been dedicated to this wonderful breed. We will continue to be responsible owners and breeders and promote all aspects of living with and owning this great breed.

We have enjoyed our dogs and this breed for many years before we decided we were knowledgeable enough to breed. We will only breed if we are living in the correct environment for our dogs, if we want to extend our family and we have the room to take back any progeny.

We will only breed dogs with exceptionally good temperaments, with a good working ability and conform to UK Alaskan Malamute Standard. It is of the utmost importance to us that we breed dogs that are free from any genetic or hereditary conditions that may cause any illness or poor life expectancy. We have bred only one litter so far as we feel that it is a great privilege to own this great breed and have thought long and hard before breeding.

If you are interested in an Alaskan Malamute and would like to know more about them, or you would like to be considered for a puppy from us, please write and tell us about yourselves, and why you want an Alaskan Malamute. We will only allow you on our waiting list once we have met you, and you have met our dogs. If we do not have a litter due we will be able to help and advise you on other Reputable Alaskan Malamute Breeders.

Any dog or bitch that we breed from, past and present, will not be bred before the age of 3. We believe that any dog/bitch should be fully matured before becoming a mum or dad for the first time. Our dogs are the most important things to us, and when the bitch is in whelp, she is treated like a queen. Her health and the health of her unborn puppies are the most important things to us.

All of the puppies that we breed are to be microchip, and tattooed before they leave our care. This is to ensure, that we can identify any of our pups, and make sure that they do not end at a re-homing centre or worse!!

We have made great friends with the owners of the 2 pups that left our home, and have no doubt in our mind that these dogs will be cherished as much as we cherish ours.

Hopefully our breeding ethics will help you when you choose your breeder, as the breeder of your pup has a significant purpose on how your pup faces the world. Try and be patient and go to a good reputable breeder……….I can assure you the wait is worth it!!

All prospective owners are fully vetted before we agree to allow a puppy to go to a new home.
They must be aware of all the characteristics of an Alaskan Malamute
Research the breed in the UK, by actively talking to breeders and owners.
An Alaskan Malamute is not for a novice dog owner, so should not be bought on a whim, and we will not pass on any puppies if we feel this is the case.
You will need to come and meet us, and our dogs, and if you are accepted on our list we may also ask to vet your property.

Characteristics of the breed

Alaskan Malamutes are very pack orientated, and they will try and dominate you. If you allow an Alaskan Malamute to dominate you, you are going to have problems.
Alaskan Malamutes are a very strong powerful breed, so you will need to be very strong, as they can be very stubborn at times.
They also have a very strong hunting instinct, so be aware of your neighbour's cats, and also letting them of the lead where there is a lot of wildlife.
Alaskan Malamutes love to dig; they will help you in the garden to remove all of your lovely plants and flowers. You will also expect to have craters in your lawn, gone are the days of a perfect lawn!!!
At our home they are very friendly towards people and children, and thus do not make good guard dogs.
They thrive on human companionship, and are very loyal, and affectionate, but they are also not a one man dog.

General Appearance
Alaskan Malamute Club of United Kingdom and select 'The Breed Standard'.

Good Temperament is our utmost goal when breeding.
It is very important for an Alaskan Malamute to have a sound temperament, due to the size, and power they have.
What we want most of all is our dogs to be a good ambassador's for this wonderful breed. We do not feel that aggression and aggressive dogs should be bred from or be shown!

Is an Alaskan Malamute for you?
Do you have patience, time and energy for puppy training/raising? When you get your puppy you must spend quality time training, and carry on the training into the teen years and above.
Are you prepared for regular grooming as malamutes shed a lot of hair? Make sure you have a good Hoover!!!
Do you have a perfect garden? Do you want your garden to stay perfect if the answer to this is yes, then a malamute is not for you?
Malamutes are very dominating breed, and they live as part of a pack. Every member of the family must be higher part of the pack or you will have problems.
Alaskan Malamutes thrive on company, and will not live outside well on his own. He will need plenty of companionship and stimulation or he will get bored and then be come destructive.

What we provide to a fully vetted prospective owners!
Life long advice and care for your Alaskan Malamute.
Contracts for both pet or show dogs.
Copies of Hip Scores and Eye Tests for both parents.
Signed Pedigree Certificate
Signed Kennel Club Registration for your New Puppy. Kennel Club will then provide your puppies first 6 weeks insurance.
Feeding and Care of your 'Alaskan Malamute Puppy' booklet.
Information and registration regarding the pups Tattoo
Information and registration regarding the pups Microchip

What we expect from owners of our puppies!!
We would like that all our puppy owners to stay in contact with us so that we can see how well our puppies have developed into adults.
We would love to receive lots of photos of the pups growing up.
To be able to ask us any questions about the pups/malamutes no matter how big or small it may be.
Adhere to the puppy contracts

Contract of Purchase - pet dog
Contract of Purchase - show dog

All our dogs and puppies are tattooed please select to find out more information (National Dog Tattoo Register) All our puppies are tattooed before they go to there new homes. This is to ensure that for any eventuality we can identify any of our dogs that we breed, and make sure safe and easy return to us. The Tattoo numbers are registered under us as breeders, and also under the new owner's details. Also please go back to our home Page (add a link back) to find out why we Tattoo!

All our dogs and puppies are Micro chipped please select to find out more information (Pet Log). All our puppies Micro chipped before they go to there new homes. This is to ensure that for any eventuality we can identify any of our dogs that we breed, and make sure safe and easy return to us.

Insurance - If a dog causes injury or damage to a person or property, the injured party can make a claim against the dog owner. Often household contents policies cover third party claims against the dog but it is wise to check. You may wish to consider additional insurance cover for veterinary bills. Veterinary Medicine over the years has become increasingly sophisticated, the downside of these advantages is the cost, and treatment could exceed £1,000. It is most distressing when owners find themselves able to cure a pet's condition, but the cost is so high. Illness can cost hundreds of pounds, so make sure that you insurance will cover a single illness over the period of a dog's lifetime. Make sure that your dog will be covered in later years of life, when he she will probably need it the most.

Identification discs - It is law that all dogs in public places (which includes your car) must wear a collar and carry the owner's name and address on a disc or barrel. The phone number is optional.
Dog Fowling - Do not allow your dog to foul footpaths, parks or public places, this is a punishable offence, and you could be fined by your local Authority.

Reading Material

Author Mary Jane & Al Holabach
Publisher TFH Publications, Inc
ISBN 0-7938-2789-2

Title ALASKAN MALAMUTES - a complete pet owners guide
Author Betsy Sikora Siino
Publisher Barron's
ISBN 0-7641-0018-1

Author Bill Le Kernec
Publisher TFH Publications, Inc
ISBN 0-87666-711-6

Author Maxwell Riddle & Beth J Harris
Publisher Howell Book House
ISBN 0-87605-008-9

Author Joan McDonald Brearley
Publisher TFH Publications, Inc
ISBN 0-87666-650-0

Title THE ALASKAN MALAMUTE - Yesterday and Today
Author Barbara A Brooks & Sherry E Wallis
Publisher Alpine
ISBN 0-931866-96-0

Author Janet Edmonds
Publisher SCAN Books
ISBN 0-906360-14-5


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