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he looks almost identical to my friends "giant malamute" cute
Giant malamutes break my heart too
Koda Ms. Amicable
Join date : 2009-05-20 Location : Glenville, NY
Subject: Re: just has to share Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:27 pm
Cause they're completely unhealthy. Malamutes are supposed to be 75-85 lbs depending on the sex and giants are bred to be well over 100lbs. There are HUGE health risks, complications and problems that are associated with over-breeding for size and the life expectancy of dogs that large drops from ~12 years down to ~6yrs. They aren't bred to do anything or to the purpose of the malamute breed. They are bred only to conform to an arbitrary size standard.
It's unfair to the dogs really They're adorable, as most malamutes are, and I'm not denying they're wonderful dogs, but that's a cruel and unfair standard to arbitrarily put on a dog for no reason whatsoever.
Just my $.02
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Join date : 2010-10-05 Location : Roanoke, VA
Subject: Re: just has to share Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 am
I only asked because i had no idea about what they did to get to that size. That does break my heart. My friends malamute seems to be fairly healthy considering, but who knows what the future could hold for him