Acquired: Bred dog myself
Posted April 2, 2016
Stacey became part of my family at a very tender age. My dad loved dogs and active ones at that. She was a few weeks old when she came and before long she had become very active. Training her though was a bit challenging because we need to continuously engage her in one form of exercise or the other otherwise she starts destroying anything in and around the house out of boredom. As she grew older, she started developing a wolfish appearance which sometimes looked intimidating to visitors, but in actual fact Stacey was very friendly with everyone and could'nt even pass for a watchdog.
As lovely and active as Stacey was, i would not recommend an Alaskan Mal for someone who would not want to deal with a dog with..
-Rowdiness and exuberant jumping, especially when young
-Destructiveness and howling when bored or not exercised enough
-Aggression toward other animals
-Escaping from your yard in search of adventure
-Vigorous exercise requirements
But in all, Stacey was fun to be with and was loved by every single member of the family. Sad to say that we lost her to the cold hands of death in January 2009.