ALASKAN MALAMUTE

Alaskan Malamute

GROOMING PROFILE

 Grooming Demand Rating

 Moderate to High

 Full Grooming Interval

 6 to 8 Weeks

 Maintenance Interval

Weekly

BLADES & TOOLS

Slicker & pin brushes, steel combs and scissors.
 

COAT & GROOM TIPS

Using protein coat conditioners and de-tangling solutions during the pre-bath brush and comb out stage can make the job a lot easier on this breed. Start with a slicker brush session, followed by a comb out session. It may be easier to start with a coarse comb, and then a medium comb.

Using modern high velocity dryers to blow off excess water after the bath can save a tremendous amount of drying time. Some groomers prefer to use a large pin brush instead of slicker brush for the hand fluff dry process. You can expect even more loose hair to remove after the bath, and finish with a final comb out.

Don't forget to scissor the hair under the feet even with the pads, and trim any other stray hairs around the feet.

A light coat of a protein conditioner mist can add sheen to the coat as a final touch when grooming is complete.

MORE GROOMING TIPS FOR PROFESSIONALS

"Malamutes must be dried thoroughly with a professional quality blow dryer. A damp Malamute does not dry...he or she mildews...creating odor and skin infections. Malamutes should never be trimmed with scissors without the owner's permission. Trimming is not permitted for show, except on the feet (where the pads are trimmed to prevent slippage)." Submitted by Holly Medlin, Goldust Alaskan Malamutes, Tenino, WA www.goldustmalamute.com.

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Books Dedicated to Alaskan Malamute


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Multi-Breed Books

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Breed Standard Information

American Kennel Club - Breed Information

The Alaskan Malamute Club of America

Continental Kennel Club

CyberPet.com

DogBreedInfo.com

Grooming Information

Continental Kennel Club - Alaskan Malamute

DogBreedInfo.com

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