Huskies bigger cousins.

@uath13 (8227)
United States
January 11, 2008 3:07pm CST
I see several discussions on Huskies but not their bigger cousins the Malamutes. Is it just because huskies are more common or do people not know the difference? I have two wolf/Mal crosses & their awsome. You can see their pics on my profile.
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11 Jan 08
My partner and I ADORE huskamutes! We both really want to get one when we've settled in our own owned home (we're renting at the moment) and can afford to keep one properly. They're such beautiful animals. My Mr. has been getting excited over the pictures of your pups in your profile. They're gorgeous. We're in love! I see you're into LARP as well. Huskamutes are obviously the right kind of dog for a warrior lifestyle! ;) One of our closest friends has two male huskamute puppies called Juno and Chaska. He's planning on getting a female and breeding huskamutes when the pups are older. We're hoping to have one of Chaska's offspring. He's the fluffiest and sweetest tempered dog, yet he holds his own with other dogs. He's perfect.
11 Jan 08
Yes it stands for "live action role play". It's basically a role play game but with battle reenactments with people in full costume of the period that they're reenacting. You have set characters and rules and people spend a lot of money to get authentic armoury etc. I've never done it myself as I suffer with M.E. but a lot of people I know are really into it and go away for weekends with tents and mead and have a superb time. I'd like to try it one day when I'm stronger.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
12 Jan 08
Well I wouldn't call what I do LARPing. Our tournaments rules consist of 1.Don't actually kill the other guy. 2. See rule 1. Huge bruises, sprains & occasional breaks are common. Of course your correct on the mead part. Gatta have something to kill the pain & soreness afterwards. There's no magic or big fuzzy hit dice or anything like that, It's true hand to hand combat from guys well trained in medieval warfare. Back to the original topic now. Soon as you get your pup you'll have to post pics on here. As of yet there aren't any. Mine are actually in the wolfdog area since they are wolf/mal mixes. I also have huskies & mals in my interest as their common breeds to mix with the wolf but noticed there was absolutely nothing on mals. So I started the interest. Voden is also the sweatest teddybear you've ever seen . He never actually fights, he just sends the other dog sliding across the yard on its side wondering WTF happened. It's amusing to watch, Voden would be the Goldberg of the dog wrestling world.
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12 Jan 08
*lol* I'd like to see he and Chaska battle in out in a way, but I think they'd just end of best of friends! I can never get over how huge they are. Neither of them are close to fully grown and they make me feel tiny still!
• United States
22 Feb 08
Malamutes are so cute, I love fluffy dogs. I don't think people realize there are other breeds out there with a wolfish look and they always have huskies in movies these days.. I'd love to have one even though I'm not sure what I'd do with a Mal..I'm not into mushing. At the moment, I just have a husky and a little mixed dog and that's enough on my plate. If I had the space and money I'd probably have one dog of each northern breed hehe. I think I would be able to tell the difference between a husky and a mal. I'm convinced this dog that comes to board at work is part mal and not husky as the owner thinks. He's 80 pounds and he's not that overweight but he's definitely got a much 'heavier' build than my husky boy and there's something about his eyes as well that it not husky-like. He's a very sweet and quiet boy though.
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
22 Feb 08
80 pounds is about the top out for a husky though he might have some mal in him. Mals can actually top out in the 130' range. Nice avatar BTW.
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• United States
23 Feb 08
I know it's always possible to have an outer range dog, be it smaller or bigger than standard, so who knows what's in that dog at work. They say huskies should be between 45 an 60 pounds, and by that standard my boy is kind of a mid-smallish husky (he's 1 year and 4 months old and he looks pretty filled out already) because he's only 53 pounds (he was 47 when I got him at 9 months old) As for mals, akc says the average is about 85 pounds but like you said, some mals can get quite impressive in size lol Thanks for the comment on my avatar, that's one of my baby boys, not the brightest husky out there lol (he's the second I've owned) but I still love him lots anyway. I checked your pictures out and your dogs are aborable. I'd like to hug them and squeeze them and love on them lol
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
14 Jan 08
I am not much of a dog person but I never heard of a malamute but have heard of huskies. Maybe those old cartoons with the husky bringing out some booze to the person stranded in the snow is more familiar. They do look like very pretty dogs though. Thanks for sharing!
@uath13 (8227)
• United States
14 Jan 08
Actually in those cartoons I believe they used St. Bernards. I'm going to have to find some pics to post for the interest.
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@zubairsk (341)
• India
21 Nov 09
I like Huskies and Malamutes very much and they are very cute to see.Huskies are bigger cousins than malamutes.Huskies are similar to wolf animal.I usually watch in TV different types of Huskies and Malamutes.I have see in my friends house one Malamute and it looks very dangerous and i think it is a best security to our home.These Huskies and malamutes come to one category only.Huskies and Malamutes look very cute and pretty looking.