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I will talk to all my dog loving friends and see if any of them fall in love with the pics. Two full size dogs is enough for me.
I can understand that and they do get to be full sized dogs. The father is shown below standing after a bath and brushing inside the house. He is between 65 and 70 lbs. This photo is from last year. He is really pretty skinny, which is obvious when he is wet. The mother is shown below scouting the property line to make sure the boundary is secure for her pups this year. Not quite as clean but you get the idea of final size. She is about 45 lbs. when not pregnant or nursing. She carries extra weight in those times, up to an additional 15 lbs.

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Jim,

The Malamutes are just great. My wife had a Malamute/Shepherd mix (Snowball) for 17 years - best dog we ever had, and we have had many (two long-haired miniature Dachshunds at the moment). When we brushed her, it was a snowstorm. She favored the Malamute side of her mix. I have so often seen her look just like the pics of yours.

A little girl who was just learning to speak used to come to our door to ask if "Snaba" could come out and play (indeed, she loved to). So, that became our beloved Snowball's nickname.

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We have had little kids run up screaming "Mom! Look at the Polar Dogs!" and the like, which just delights the dogs as they are hogs for attention. They would calmly present themselves to everyone at the Lacrosse field when my sons played in highschool, and let the crowd take turns petting them. The same with anyone we allow onto the property, or anyone they encounter off the property when they are on their own.

They have a coat made of long, coarse hair that is filled in at their skin with thick, soft, white wooly stuff. Typically the soft white wooly stuff is what they shed. The female, however, sheds nearly all of her coat after she has weaned the puppies. The first time I thought she got sick or something, but our vet confirmed this is a normal, hormonally driven event. Other than that she will loose her undercoat of fine, soft wooly stuff (my wife collects and spins the the stuff with lambswool to make yarn) in mid summer. The male, on the other hand, will lose his undercoat whenever he gets really wet. Like after a bath. Which makes him hate baths and the subsequent combing. He wil loose more of the stuff in the mid summer months, but a bath at any time of year will net you a few shopping bags of really thick, soft, white wooly stuff. Spinning it requires some lambswool, as the Samoyed wool is shorter and without the stickiness of lambswool, so you get a clumpy yarn that is not very strong without the lambswool mixed in.

Samoyeds don't get the typical "wet dog" smell, which is why you can spin their wooly stuff into yarn and use it to knit items. Most dried dirt falls off or brushes off so you don't have to wash them all the time - maybe every other month with some brushing now and then.

The male is "Isar," named after the river in Munich. Isar supposedly is traced to Roman times and is supposed to mean fast running river of melted ice. The female is Tesla, named after Nikola Tesla, an inspiring individual. She is a live wire, as well as inspiring.

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Haha,what wolf? Legs are too short for one.That can't even pass for a hybrid unless you don't know better. BTW, Malamutes are great dogs but they like to work.

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Haha,what wolf? Legs are too short for one.That can't even pass for a hybrid unless you don't know better. BTW, Malamutes are great dogs but they like to work.
My wolf reference was tongue in cheek. This malamute is very laid back, great house dog.
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Yes, sorry - I said Malamutes, and they (and our Snowball) were Samoyeds (Snaba, a mix of course).

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