The answer lies in the fact that Alaskan Malamutes are heavy shedders throughout the year, with heavier seasonal shedding. Some people use the term “blow” to refer to the heavy seasonal shedding. This is when the Malamute sheds off its heavier, warmer coat to make room for its lighter, cooler summer coat.
Alaskan Malamutes boast a beautiful, thick double coat that helps them stay warm and dry in cold, wet climates. In particular, they have a dense, woolly undercoat and a longer, coarser outer coat. This thick coat sheds all year long, but the amount of shedding, or “blowing,” varies depending on the season. During the winter, your Malamute may shed very little. In the spring and summer however, their coats will naturally shed their thick undercoat in large clumps called “blowing.”
It’s important to brush your Alaskan Malamute regularly to manage shedding. This can help reduce the amount of fur your pet sheds around the house and on furniture. The frequency of brushing depends on the individual dog, but, as a rule of thumb, it’s a good idea to brush your Malamute at least twice a week to catch any dead hair before it has a chance to shed. You’ll also want to brush your pet more often during the shedding season.
In addition to a good brushing routine, it’s also important to keep your Alaskan Malamute well groomed. Trimming the fur around their eyes, ears and feet regularly can help reduce the amount of fur they shed. Bathing your Malamute regularly can also help reduce shedding, as it helps to remove some of the dead hair from their coat.
If you’re looking for a beautiful, loyal and active breed of dog, then you can’t go wrong with an Alaskan Malamute. While they’re heavy shedders throughout the year, taking time to brush and groom them can help reduce the amount of fur they shed around the house. With the right care and maintenance, your Alaskan Malamute can be a beautiful and low-maintenance addition to your family.