Alaskan Malamute: estrus and mating - Wikipet
Alaskan Malamute estrus, mating and pregnancy generally similar to estrus and pregnancy of all dogs.
However, there are a number of features specific to the Malamutes.
- The first estrus in the female Alaskan malamute appears in 8 to 12 months. It is considered a deviation if the first estrus occurred earlier than 7 months or later than 15 months or the break was less than 4 months or more than 9 months. If abnormalities are observed, consult your veterinarian.
- A week before estrus, the behavior of malamute can change beyond recognition (overexcitation, disobedience, poor appetite). If the dog does not eat a couple of days - this is normal. If longer - you should start to worry.
- The most favorable period forknit alaskan malamute: 12th - 15th day. A common mistake: mating on the first day of ovulation (the period when a bitch can become pregnant). In this case, the malamute female may remain “empty” or bring few puppies. It is better to knit in the middle of the “readiness period”.
- The female chick of Alaskan malamute is quite plentiful. Therefore, carpets, chairs and bedding (if your dog has access there) are at risk. You can put diapers or panties on the dog with a gasket.
- The optimal age for the first mating of Alaskan malamute: 24 months for the male, 20 months for the females (third estrus). Previously, knitting malamute is not recommended, since for a fragile body, the load can be unbearable.