Alaskan Malamute
Picture of Kya, a female Alaskan Malamute

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Home:West Warwick, RI  
Sex: Female   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Kya-cute; Kya-puppalya; the pup; moochie; mooch of la mancha; poochen; poochini; seal dog; Death-row Dog (because she eats every meal like it's her last!)

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

Eating, eating, eating, sleeping and my people!

Do NOT play with my toes or toenails EVER! I also can't stand baths or being sprayed by the hose. And hot weather makes me very sad and droopy.

Favorite Toy:
My squeaky ball is the best ever. I also like an old sock with a knot in it

Favorite Food:
I will eat just about anything, even if it's not really edible. But I really like bananas and carrots and meat of any type. For a special treat I like Easy Bake Oven baking mixes, box and all!

Favorite Walk:
I like walking anywhere there is something to smell!

Best Tricks:
I really love my friend wolfie. He howls at me again and again and I snuggle him and sniff his butt and play with him. My people mumble about him being a stuffed toy or something, but I don't know what they mean.

Arrival Story:
Now ex-husband and I bought the dog from a breeder. Got divorced 5 years later and he had the pooch, then could not take care of her anymore and after a long summer of foster care and screening potential adoptees, I took her into my apartment against the rules for 6 months. Began looking for a house once I knew she had to come live with me.

Previously mentioned ex-husband wanted a dog that looked very wolf-like. Hence, the Malamute (as you will see from her pics, her Sable and White coloring makes her quite wolf-like). However, neither he nor I did enough research on the breed before we got her, so we did not understand the crucial need for socialization and really firm training from Day 1. Add to that we took advice from someone (reputable) who bred and trained Rottweilers. He said that we should keep her isolated from other dogs for the first few months to protect her from parvo and other things. That works for a very trainable breed like Rotties, not so much for Mals. So what do we get from that? A pooch that has no doggie friends because she tries to bite them all. Fortunately she is ridiculously friendly with people so that makes up for her "difficult" behavior with other dogs. I had to say goodbye to Kya on June 10th, 2005 after a terminal illness. She was with me for 12 great years that I will never forget! I miss her terribly and she will always be my special pooch!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
June 9th 2004 More than 12 years!

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