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Question by Anna
Submitted on 3/21/2004
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I've corresponded with several folks who breed giant Mals... such as www.wakon.com.  Their dogs are as big as 190 pounds.  I know the M'Lootsare the largest malamutes, but is this size true to the M'Lootcharacteristics as they claim?


Answer by Sakura Shimo
Submitted on 4/6/2004
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No, Malamutes are usually from 80 to 100 pounds full grown. The giant Malamutes that you asked about probably are too big too fit the standard for the breed.

 

Answer by Shobbie
Submitted on 4/7/2004
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My Mal was one of the "Giants" and weighed
at her heaviest 135lbs.  It was not just
her weight that made her a giant but her
length and girth as well.  When she stood on
her hind legs w/paws on your shoulders she
was over 5ft 2in tall.  She was an absolutely stunning animal not just in physical beauty but in temperament as well.
Sadly, she died one week ago in the early hours of 4/1/04.  She had been sick
but the Veterinarians, even after numerous
tests were performed never found the cause of her illness.  Due to her vast size they had to wonder if breeding such enormous animals, 'genetics' might have played a part in her early death...she was only four yrs old.  

 

Answer by Mal Lover!
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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We own one of Wakons best! and He is wonderful , sweet and the biggest Mal. He is healthy,kind loving , and wins every show!!!!  Because people in breed thier Mal's is why they are now small, or they dont feed them correctly~ Go for the best ... not the excuses!

 

Answer by Sarah
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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What a joke! Wakon is the best breeder in 40 years! If you want to know about this breed contact me~ Because we have 3 giant Mals that are show stars.. 240 pounds, and the standards not able to pull the same amount or have the same sweet personality. I bet you wonder how I know ! I know because my husband and I dont normally show them but use them for sledding! and they still WIN all ! if you dont beleive it email me at sarahj1967@yahoo.com I am willing to send pictures to prove it, stay away from mixed breeds and get to know the real dogs!!!
S

 

Answer by Randy
Submitted on 8/29/2005
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Hi
   I am a newby, my mal was a tri color I loved very much. he died in my arms about two years ago, He had an over active thyrode,according to his vet,he was losing hair in his tail.  an apparent heart attack, I now believe a prescibed medication for his thyrode was the culprit, does anyone no about Rymadyl or its side affects?

 

Answer by diveguy
Submitted on 8/16/2006
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Care should be taken when purchasing a giant Mally.  We bought one from a Breeder in Darrington, Washington that had severe genetic defects and only lived to be 11 mos. old.  She had a hole in her heart and massive dysplasia.

 

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