Hudson's Huskies & Malamutes
 Frequently Asked Questions
Many of the links below apply to both Huskies & Malamutes.  There is a lot of detailed information in each of these links.  Please take time to read through them as many of your questions will be answered.  And many of the questions you never thought to ask will also be answered.  If you have any other questions write me a detailed e-mail and I will be happy to assist if I can. 
  1. Do you have a code of ethics? What are they?

  2. Why do you constantly talk about your spacious kennels? Does it make a difference?

  3. What questions should I ask of any breeder?

  4. Why shouldn't we buy from a Pet Store?

  5. What is a puppy mill?   Why are they bad?

  6. What is a backyard breeder?   Why are they bad?

  7. How can we learn more about Alaskan Malamutes?

  8. Are Alaskan Malamutes a mix with wolves?

  9. Why do you Limit Registration? We only want to have 1 litter.
    We want to become breeders, can you not limit the registration?

  10. Can I see a copy of the parent dogs' pedigrees?

  11. What airlines do you use for shipping? How does that work?

  12. Why can't we have the puppy before 8 weeks?

  13. What do you recommend for training?
    (teething, potty training/housebreaking, crate training, more)

  14. What food should we feed the puppy?
    How much should we feed?
    What about supplements?
    What about table scraps?

  15. What kind of toys are good?

  16. I want to show my dog, how do I get started?

  17. I want to weight-pull my dog, how do I get started?

  18. I want to go packing with my dog, how do I get started?

  19. I want to get into sledding my dog, how do I get started?

  20. I want to go carting with my dog, how do I get started?

  21. I want to go skijoring with my dog, how do I get started?

  22. Why do you refer me to my own breeder when I ask you a question about my Malamute?
    Why do you refer me to my veterinarian when I ask you health questions about my Malamute purchased from a different breeder?

  23. What is the truth on Alaskan Malamute weights

  24. I read that Giant Alaskan Malamutes are a 'sub-breed' of Malamutes, a mixture of wolf and/or St. Bernard - what is that all about?

  25. What is Inbreeding/Linebreeding? Genetic Diversity? What do breeders need to know?

  26. When can you tell the temperament of a puppy?

  27. What are New Puppy Owners'/Buyers' Typical Questions?

  28. Coccidia - Diarrhea & Vomiting with Siberian Huskies & Alaskan Malamutes - Pups/Adults

  29. I want the largest pup in the litter.
    Is my pup the biggest of the litter?
    Is my pup going to be larger than the rest of the litter?

  30. Why do you have an advertising weight and an actual weight?
    How can you advertise you have the biggest dogs in the U.S. when others advertise 192 and such?

  31. OFA certification and the ability of a dog to perform with dysplasia

  32. Large Malamutes & their recorded weights
    Large Malamutes Recorded Weights Feedback

  33. What is the difference between a Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute?

  34. I live in a very hot climate will my malamute have a problem living in such hot temperatures?

  35. How much fur does a Malamute have and what do I do to maintain it?

  36. What are some important things to know about Alaskan Malamutes in general?

  37. Show Malamutes versus Giant Malamutes - Must there be hate?

  38. Health Clearances

  39. New Puppy Comes Home to Meet Current Pets

  40. A True Hudson's Dog

  41. NO such thing as Pure M'Loots

  42. Why Hudson's DOES NOT stud or lease dogs

  43. List of Graded Foods and How To Grade Foods

 44.   Down Ears, Floppy Ears


The Nature of Perfomance, Health & HealingTM
The complete guide to choosing and caring for your pet. 
Pet Names, pet care, pet informatiom, help chosing a pet and more.

Alaskan Malamute Assistance League (AMAL)
has links to local/regional rescue organizations
SledDog Rescue of Tennesee
This is the organization I work with

Alaskan Malamute Club of America
has links to regional clubs
Alaskan Malamute Club of Canada
Alaskan Malamute Club of Victoria (Australia)
Alaskan Malamute Club �sterreich (Austria)
Alaskan Malamute Club of Belgium
Alaskan Malamute Club Czech Republic
Spitzdog Club (SPK) (Denmark)
Alaskan Malamute Club of Finland
Alaskan Malamute Club de France
German Nordic Breeds Club
Hungarian Nordic Breeds Club (SZ�KK)
Italian Club of Northern Breeds
Club Italiano Razze Nordiche SE.RA.M
Alaskan Malamute Club of Korea
Alaskan Malamute Club Nederland
Northern Alaskan Malamute Club (New Zealand)
Norsk Polarhundklubb (Norway)
Club Espa�ol De Perros Nordicos (Spain)
Svenska Rasklubben f�r Alaskan Malamute (Sweden)
Svenska Polarhundklubben (Swedish Club for Northern Breeds
Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom

Canine Good Citizenship
International Weight Pull Association (IWPA)
Weight Pull Training
Weight Pull FAQ - More Resources
Primer on Working the Alaskan Malamute
Alaskan Dream Dog Equipment - we use equipment from Alaskan Dream and couldn't be happier. They've got gear for weight pull, sledding, carting and more. They've worked their Alaskan Malamutes, Siberians and other breeds in harness since the early 90s. Terrific personal customer service.
Black Ice Dog Sledding Equipment
Nordkyn Outfitters - gear for weight pull, skijoring, sledding, carting, packing and accessories. These folks have been working with their Alaskan Malamutes, in harness, under a pack, and in the show ring, since 1973
Skijoring and Pulk Sledding with your Malamute
Skijoring - from SledDog Central
Sledding with your Malamute
International Sled Dog Racing Association (ISDRA)
How to Train Sleddogs
from SeppalasSledDogs - indepth and extensive
Mushing Boot Camp
Packing with your Malamute
Carting with your Malamute
Showing your Alaskan Malamute
Some of these activities are classed as "working dog" activities,
but are also done on a recreational basis, or as a public service.
Some are purely recreational in nature.
Great site.
Working Dogs FAQ
Describes working dogs - sled dogs (among others). In sled dogs, describes Mushing equipment, Skijoring equipment, Weight pulling equipment, Training the musher, Training dogs to pull, Training lead dogs, Training for weight pulling, Training for skijoring
The Agility FAQs
Canine Activities: Agility FAQ
Canine Activities: Camping and Backpacking FAQ
Canine Activities: Obedience Trials FAQ
Service Dogs FAQ
Describes various kinds of service dogs, including guide dogs, signal dogs, therapy dogs, etc.

Malamute History on Hudson's site
Malamute Colors Genetics
This site was created to entertain and educate people
about the wonderful world of owning a Malamute
Alaskan Malamute FAQ
AKC:s Alaskan Malamute Page
The Arctic Breed Obedience Book
Alaskan Malamute Health Home Page
Malamute Face Markings
from Texalmal's Malamania
Malamute Coat Colorings
from Texalmal's Malamania
Orthopedic Foundation for Animals
The Canine Diversity Project
Seppala Siberian Sleddog Project
Sleddog Legacy Online
Dog Training Collars

Fun / Photos / Art
Hoflin Publishing - Alaskan Malamute
beautiful artwork and links to order
The Alaskan Malamute Annual and The Malamute Quarterly
Gallery of Arctic Art
Malamute Listserver
Join the open discussion group devoted to all Malamutes!
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Hoflin Listserver
Malamute discussion group offered by Hoflin Publishing.
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