Campbell's Alaskan Malamutes are home to 2 beautiful black and white Giant AKC Alaskan Malamutes, Sitka and Koda. Sitka is 4 years old! She is an absolutely beautiful black and white Woolie with long fluffy fur. She is a large girl at 105#'s . She needs to be "combed" a lot. Woolie's don't shed like normal dogs do. They don't get large tufts of fur hanging out so that you know it's time to comb them (at least she doesn't).
We adopted Koda after Yukon passed away. They're both very black and white (Koda has a tinge of mahogany red undercoat at different times of the year). His coat is longer than a standard (they call him a plush) His coat isn't as long as Sitka's and easier to brush out (it also sheds the snow and rain better). They both have luxurious, beautiful fur and have the typical sweet Malamute disposition. Koda is a very large malamute also, weighing 125#'s.
Both of these beautiful dogs love humans and humans have always loved them. They don't have a mean bone in their bodies. We love these dogs so much! They are part of our family. Our pups have the happiest of childhoods. That's why people are so happy with our dogs. They grow up gentle, sweet, goofy and happy if they're always treated with love. Koda and Sitka are beautiful, healthy, and sane. They (and their puppies) have half an acre to roam. They do not live in a kennel, they just sleep in one at night. This really helps their brains to be sound. Our kids and grandkids come by frequently and love to play with all of them. Adults and all the puppies roam the backyard all day long. We put them to bed each and every night (they actually love to be tucked in and get a special treat) in their very spacious kennel (see picture at bottom). These puppies learn a lot from people but especially from their parents right up until they go to their new homes at 8 - 9 weeks of life. That is why we have such great reports of the puppies that go to their new homes and grow up into wonderful, beautiful and sweet dogs.
If you are thinking of adding an Alaskan Malamute to your family, please see our "about Alaskan Malamutes" page for more information. Do your research. These dogs are not for everyone. They're big! They dig holes and they need a fenced in yard (or other means of containment). Malamutes are very loving dogs. We raised Siberian Huskies for 25 years and loved them very much too, but decided we wanted BIGGER dogs - so we got these guys! We are so glad we made that decision. We love this breed too! (Even though our backyard looks like a cow pasture). If you think you will have a perfectly landscaped yard with these guys, think again. We've decided our dogs are more important than a beautifully landscaped yard. Although, I have to say when Koda broke down our new 12' tall crab tree last summer, I was a bit upset. You know how expensive 12' trees are!
Sitka has her puppies in a large whelping box in our basement. It's very comfortable for her and her puppies (well, truth be told a little warm for her). After that, they generally go outside to live (around 4 - 5 weeks old, depending on the weather). It gets pretty messy with pooping puppies inside and these guys like cold much better than heat! When they go outside they stay nice and clean (as long as it doesn't rain!!) and grow their dog brains with the help of their great parents. We keep them until 8 weeks of age because it's very important for their socialization. Also, if they have to be shipped the airlines will absolutely not ship a puppy before 8 weeks of age.
The last litter was a breeze for Sitka (2 girls and 2 boys)! She thought she was in heaven! The litter before she had 8 surviving pups. It was pretty overwhelming for her but she did a great job still.