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Today seemed like a great day for some early morning dog walking! Dulux and Belle are such happy dogs! They are always so excited to see their walker, and their friends Ozzy and Roxy. It was a cool morning, which is a lovely time for these two to go for a walk, as it’s not too hot yet. They have very thick coats, and were originally bred to work in Alaska, so the early morning is the best time for them to get their dose of exercise. Pedestrians were very happy to see this wonderful group of dogs this morning, and often commented on the beauty of these pups. Dulux and Belle enjoyed their walk and were happy to be home, but can’t wait for their next walk!

About the Coat…

The Alaskan Malamute is one of those breeds that has a double coat. The coat comprises of a woolly undercoat and the longer guard hair. This double coat of fur serves as an insulator to protect it from extremely low temperatures. The outer guard coat is slightly oily, so that it can repel dirt, snow, and ice, while the shorter undercoat protects it from wind and the cold.

Twice a year, the Alaskan Malamute loses its undercoat. However, for an Alaskan Malamute living in warm climates without seasonal changes, shedding occurs all year round. This can be quite a messy period for the owner of an Alaskan Malamute. You will also need to brush your pooch regularly to reduce its shedding. They are more suited to colder climates due to their origin, but are able to adapt to warmer climates as their coat acts as insulation for both heat and cold. They should, however, do their exercise in the cooler stages of summer days to reduce the risk of suffering heat stroke.

Source: Terrific Pets


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