Samuel Steinhilber: Are there any breeders within 500 miles of Utah That sell Malamute-Samoyed mixes?
Malamutes are my Fave' dogs (I always wanted one) but I dont want it wandering off like all members of the 'Spitz' dog family do and thus you have the Samoyed half of the equation. Any thing would be helpful! (~:
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Answer by judi
I've had an Alaskan Malamute/Samoyed mix for 13 to 14 years. She loves all dogs and people, excellent with children, babies, handicapped but she will take off and run if I don't walk her every day, or play with her. She likes to either line up balls, toys, whatever she can find, either in a row or a perfect triangle where she knows I will eventually walk and have to kick & scatter them & then she takes off after them. she will sit a stuffed toy animal perfectly poised and wait for me to kick it so she can catch it. one summer at the farm she'd find a stick the length to wedge at an angle in the open woodshed door and then sit and wait at bottom of steps for someone to walk through–sometimes it was a long wait but she was always ready, at attention, with her gracefully fluffy tail wagging ready to catch it as soon as someone would walk thru doorway. she obeys best clicking my fingers for sitting, etc and always comes at the sound of one of her squeaky toys. She likes my cooking and cleans up if i spill something, does times out("go lay down")when told to…I love my beautiful "mutt"–so does anyone who sees her! Guess most of us americans are "mutts" too.
Answer by Ocimom
The only ones you might find are backyard breeders or puppy mills – neither is a good place to buy a dog that is mixed on purpose. You might do better to just look on Petfinder and try to find a similar mix.
BTW those breeds do NOT do well in a place that is hot most of the year – they are SLED dogs and prefer to be in colder areas with snow – something that Utah would not have. Your dog could die of heat stroke down there – and it makes no sense to get those breeds and shave them down!
Answer by Alice
ocimom you're a friggin' idiot.
UTAH is "greatest snow on earth" DUH!
Did you hear of winter Olympics 2002?
Do you know there are at least ten ski resorts within half hour of downtown SLC?
Don't post what you don't know, stupid!
I own Mals and they love it here.
We hike in the mountains in the summer and sled in the winter.
But I do agree that Sammi/Mal mix won't be any better than either pure-bred for not running.
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