Dog Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
989 Posts
12-18months, though being a working malamute I'd say she could handle it at 12. Just go slow and build her muscle and cardiovascular system the way you would yours, not too fast because you could overwork her heart or pull muscles etc
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,197 Posts
Your best bet is to get x-rays done at 12 months and see if the growth plates have shut. That is what is usually recommended for sport owners before doing any strenuous activity.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Grabby

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,186 Posts
12-18months, though being a working malamute I'd say she could handle it at 12. Just go slow and build her muscle and cardiovascular system the way you would yours, not too fast because you could overwork her heart or pull muscles etc
Based on the OP's other thread, mal = Malinois not Malamute.

They probably grow up a little faster.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,643 Posts
I think 1,5-2 years are a safe time to start if you don't want to do x-rays.
don't overdo it at the beginning.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
989 Posts
Based on the OP's other thread, mal = Malinois not Malamute.

They probably grow up a little faster.
Malamutes and Malinois are both working breeds so I'd say 12-18 months would be fine in either case. I've never gotten my dogs X-rayd for running or biking purposes, however it'd be interesting to know the benefits. Not sure I'd want to put my dog under GA unless it was completely necessary.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top