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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2010, 04:02 AM Thread Starter
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golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

one of my friend cant decide which one to get, which one is better as a pet, can they be aggressive ?
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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

Why are you asking this on a German Shepherd board? Even though there are very knowledgable people here and some even have the breeds you suggested ... I think you'd be better off addressing this issue with Golden Retriever and Mal boards.

There's also alot more to choosing a dog breed that needs to be addressed per individual family. Some people would do great with either breed, others would not fair well at all.

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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

I had a Golden. They're great dogs.. ALL around.. Go for it
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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

and those are 2 VERY different breeds of dogs.
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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

lol I ended up with half a post again..

ok, those are 2 very different breeds of dogs. what about each one does she like? what doesn't she like? does she have a fenced yard? I don't know about malamutes, but huskies are runners. I assume that malamutes would be also.
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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

i personally would choose a golden~but thats me....
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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

Of course you can start by asking here first before going elsewhere for more detailed information.

I think that breed rescues often have good information on their sites without the sales pitch (as much).
http://www.iamra.org/aboutthealaskanmalamute.htm
http://www.malamuterescue.org/article/index.html

I have a friend who does Malamute rescue and they call their yard Malcratraz, have had to replace toilets that the dogs have destroyed, etc. But they love them!

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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

Any dog can be aggressive..they all have teeth and they don't have the ability to reason. Socialization, genetics, handling, and environment all play into that sort of stuff.


From my experience, goldens are more of the totally stupid for their people, will do anything, easy breezy type of dogs. Mals, in typical northern breed fashion, are going to be a lot more of a challenge.

Mals are probably a more hardier breed, goldens are prone to things like cancer, tumors, and a lot don't age very well.

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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

in my experience Goldens are very needy and Malmutes are very independent, real different breeds.

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Re: golden retriever or aslaskan malamute

You also have to think of the hair, if you think Shepherds blow their coats try a malamute. Malamutes don't usually get along with other animals, they can be stuborn, but all of mine have been cuddlers and I love when they get howling. are your friends interested in sledding or skijoring

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