Due to its double coat, Alaskan Malamutes shed all year round and especially heavily during the shedding season, fall and winter. Hence, they are not considered to be hypoallergenic dog breeds.
Do exercise caution when there are people with sensitivity to dander at home where your Alaskan Malamute roams. You will not want to trigger an allergic reaction and cause much discomfort to these people.
To bring down its shedding level to a more manageable level, we recommend that you perform daily brushing on your Mally, preferably once every day. Regular brushing not only reduces dander from landing all over your room or the house, it also fosters better bonding with your pooch.
For this, try out the Furminator Undercoat Tool. It is a great tool with an ergonomic handle that facilitates smoother brushing, thereby shortening each brushing session for your pooch’s relief. It also comes with a quick release button to help with the cleanup much easier.
Consider sending your Alaskan Malamute for a professional grooming or a haircut once every 6 to 8 weeks. Given their double coat, when no grooming is done on your Mally, its coat can grow long fairly quickly, resulting in matting and knotting of hair.
Mats are a source of irritant to your pooch and can breed bacteria under moist conditions, resulting in greater discomfort and unbearable itch. Should this happen, you may have to resort to cutting segments of your Mally’s coat or giving your pooch a shave.
Cleaning Their Ear
Always remember to clean their ears too. This is an integral part of grooming, since dogs will usually require external assistance to keep their ears clean. Uncleaned ears, together with long hairs, can cause rapid bacterial growth, leading to an ear infection.
Trimming Their Nails
It is important to trim their nails regularly or whenever they are long. Overgrown nails not only cause physical discomfort to your Alaskan Malamute during movements, but it also damages the flooring of your house.