Oh Dog, several people have asked about how us Malamutes do in the heat.
I have a double coat. There’s a woolly undercoat and a medium-length, slightly oily outer coat.
The coat keeps me warm in the winter, but it also insulates me from the summer heat. That’s why a Malamute’s coat shouldn’t be shaved.
One thing that we DO need you to do is brush us. Alot. Keeping us brushed keeps our coats healthy.
How often do I need a bath? Well, it depends on who you ask. Malamutes groom themselves like cats do, so we don’t require regular bathing. So some say a Malamute can be bathed once a year. Others recommend regular baths to keep the coat even.
Also, remember that we’re arctic dogs, so don’t expect us to spend long periods of time outdoors in the heat. Keep us inside in the hotter climates.
So, as you can see, it takes alot of work to keep me looking good!