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Old 05-09-2007, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default Malamute x Labrador

My hubby and I are looking at getting a puppy and have seen Malamute x Labrador pups up for adoption. I spoke with their "foster parent" who tells me that the mother was pure bred black lab and the father is a pure bred Malamute (bit of an unplanned litter, so they ended up in rescue ).

We've got a biggish yard and will be exercising regularly!

Has anyone out there in cyber dog owner world had any experience with this crossbreed? (we're affectionatly dubbing a "Malador")

Any experiences are greatly appreciated

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Old 05-09-2007, 06:42 PM   #2
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Sorry, I don't have any experience with a "Malador" (..cute name!)

Here are some sites that may help you out on the breeds individually:

Alaskan Malamute:
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/alaskanmalamute.htm
http://www.akc.org/breeds/alaskan_malamute/index.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaskan_Malamute

Labrador Retriever:
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/labrador.htm
http://www.akc.org/breeds/labrador_retriever/index.cfm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labrador_Retriever

Hope these help you.
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Well one thing is for certain - you can expect a very high energy dog who sheds a lot of hair!

On a more positive note I would imagine the cross would be pretty attractive since the dogs are of a similar size and build, and they are two lovely breeds. I have a black lab x GSD and he is fabulous - has energy of the shep and the goofy temperament and love of water of the lab.

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Hi there iwannadog, and
I have no experience with this mix, but I would agree that you can plan on exercising regularly!
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If you have the time for this dog you will have a great dog. High energy and lots of fun even in the cold winter months. Probably a good flyball dog or skijoring.

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Thanks so much for your advice!

hmmm... we don't get much of the cold winter months here in sunny Sydney - so all activities will have to be done without snow.

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Sounds like a great looking mix! As long as you've got the time & energy to keep up with him, go for it! Good luck & do post pics & let us know of all his adventures.
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OK DUH! Didn't notice you were in Oz. LOL




Well, you could make a new sport.... water skijoring!

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OK DUH! Didn't notice you were in Oz. LOL

ha ha! that's cool...

more research has revealed sledding and hiking events in the local bushland which would be fun.

now all we're waiting on is our landlord's approval before I get too attached

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Unhappy i'm so sad...

Our landlord has decided that they don't want a pet on the property, so until the day I can afford my own home we aren't able to get a dog.

I would have loved to have a furry family member, but it's not to be at this time.

Thank you to everyone for your advice. May you all have many happy days with your dogs.

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