PUPPY APPLICATION: We do require a puppy application to be filled out in order to be accepted for one of our pups. By filling out our application this gives us an idea of what you are looking for, what kind of experience you have Malamutes or other puppies/dogs, as well as some information on your lifestyle. Once we have reviewed the application we will contact you so that we may answer any further questions or concerns you may have. We would at that time discuss a mutually convenient visitation to our kennel to meet us and our extended family. If you would like to fill out a puppy application you can download from our website or contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be happy to send one back to you.
A cataract which occurs in the posterior part of the lens is prevalent in the Alaskan Malamute. This cataract is usually present by 1-2 years of age and is therefore loosely identified as a “juvenile” cataract. Although this type of cataract rarely progresses to blindness, affected animals must not be used for breeding.
In order to reduce and/or eliminate inherited eye diseases in the Alaskan Malamute, it is imperative that breeding stock be examined by a member of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (AVCO). After a painless examination of the dog’s eyes, the resulting findings will be sent to the Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) for the purpose of tabulating data on all breeds. This examination will reveal the presence of cataracts, as well as various other types of eye abnormalities.
A copy of the examination report is issued to the dog’s owner which, if clear of hereditary disorders, may be submitted to CERF for certification.
HIP DYSPLASIA (HD)
The Alaskan Malamute, like most large breeds, can suffer from canine hip dysplasia. In its simplest terms, HD is an imperfect formation of the ball and socket assembly in the pelvis. The degree of imperfection can vary from very slight, which often does not visibly affect a dog, to severe, in which the animal is so badly affected that often euthanasia is the only humane course.
The mode of inheritance of HD is not fully understood and even the most experienced researchers, veterinarians and breeders are divided in their opinions as to the exact cause. It has, however, been conclusively demonstrated that breeding dogs with dysplastic hips substantially increases the incidence of hip dysplasia in the puppies. While a dysplastic puppy can occur from mating clear parents, the chances are minimized if both parents are clear.
Presently, the conclusive method of detection of hip dysplasia is a pelvic x-ray. This x-ray should be done by a trained professional and evaluated for certification by a recognized institute. The orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) in Missouri is perhaps the best known institute and has established a hip control registry for all breeds. Alternative registries have been established by the PennHip foundation in Pennsylvania and the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) in Guelph Ontario. While some certificates are issued at a younger age, OFA certification is provided following two years of age and is valid for the life of the dog.
If you are buying a “pet” puppy, chances are you will never have its hips x-rayed. But, just because a breeder is selling “pet” puppies is no reason not to be breeding clear, healthy stock. The hips on your “pet” puppy should be just as good as those of his “showing/breeding” littermate.
INCLUDED WITH ALL OUR PUPPIES
2) All puppies are Vet checked before going to their new home and come with a Micorchip and health record
3) Registration with the Canadian Kennel Club
(Certificate to follow 2-6 months) Once Non-Breeding Spay/Neuter contract has been completed
4) Four generation Pedigree (Family Tree)
5) guarantee for Hips, Eyes
6) Pictures of both Sire and Dam and copies of parents certifications
7) A supply of food and water and feeding bowl
8) Puppy kit with general information on care, feeding, training, ect. Collar, Leash, blanket, toy, brush and pee pad. (Some kits may vary depending on availability)
9) Six weeks of free complimentary no obligation pet insurance (750.00 Value)
10) After sales advice is also given at any time after the purchase of your new puppy.
Reservations are not taken for color; a reservation will place you on the list for a puppy. Color preference will be taken into consideration, (but not guaranteed). Reservations require a $500.00 deposit, we only accept deposits once the pregnancy has been confirmed. Your deposit will be returned if there is no puppy available from that litter. If you have left a deposit with us and you choose not to take one of our pups for whatever reason after one has been held then your deposit will be retained and not returned. (**** BUYER BEWARE of breeders that will only accept NON REFUNDABLE DEPOSITS ****)
The price for our pups is the same for male or female. Breeding rights are not available to pet/companion homes and all pet/companion pups are subject to a spay/neuter contract.
BREEDING RIGHTS: Are available to select homes, we would be happy to discuss with you our policies on breeding rights for our pups.
We only allow visitation of the puppies after they are three weeks of age., this gives them some time to build their immune system and for mum to rest. After that period we welcome regular puppy visits with all the pups.