PRESERVATION BREEDERS OF CHAMPION AND HEALTH-TESTED ALASKAN MALAMUTES SINCE 1996
We are looking ahead to fall 2022 and spring 2023. Watch this space and our social media accounts for announcements.
When applying for consideration for one of our puppies, please tell us why you think an Alaskan Malamute would be a suitable fit for your family and why you think you would be an ideal home for one of our puppies. Please provide details about where you live, the type of lifestyle you can provide to a dog, any previous Malamute/Northern Breed/Dog experience, as well as your contact information.
When you complete this contact form, we will receive an email from you. Due to the high demand for our puppies, we are inundated with contact forms. We try to respond promptly but expect delays. We will send you a more detailed email response that will prompt you to book a conversation with us over the phone or by Zoom.
Any inquiries coming in as of the time of this update and beyond will be considered for late 2022 through 2023 and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
We are currently fielding inquiries for 2023 and beyond.
It is important that you not only research the proper breed for your lifestyle but a breeder that you align with and trust, as this is a relationship that will hopefully span 12-15 years! Patience in this process is necessary and greatly appreciated.
We do not breed to meet a demand for puppies, but only breed when the timing and purpose for a breeding is right for us. We are fielding more inquiries than we have puppies for, and not surprisingly, people may look elsewhere for a breeder that might have something immediately available. Be cautious, however, as there are many unscrupulous sellers who take advantage of hasty buyers and the inflated market demand. Be patient and do your research.
We are happy to help you navigate your way through the puppy search.
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Occasionally, we have leads on Malamutes of various age ranges looking for their forever or retirement homes. This might include dogs or bitches that have been returned to us, or that we have grown out to see if they will be used in our show team and breeding plans, or not.
Sometimes we keep puppies for upwards to a year so we can better assess them, and through that process, there may come a point where we decide to place them in a loving home.
We are also in need of qualified foster homes for rescue and sheltered Malamutes whose breeders are untraceable.
If any of this resonates with you,
let us know!
We welcome your serious inquiries for our future litters and invite you to fill out our CONTACT FORM if you are interested in adding a Spiritrun Alaskan Malamute to your life in the future. Once you have done so, a phone conversation and meet-up in person or on Zoom is the next step.
Have your questions ready for us and we will answer them at that time. Remember the interview goes both ways. We spend time talking with you about why you are considering this breed and what your expectations are of the puppy you hope to acquire. We also take this time to discuss the appropriate paperwork and certifications, such as CKC registrations, pedigrees, and health clearances of both sire and dam. All of our dogs are health-tested and have their clearances done before being bred. In addition to health-testing, the dogs we choose to breed must have sound, biddable temperaments and are pointed towards or have completed their conformation championship title. This indicates that they adhere to the Breed Standard for the Alaskan Malamute. These are the top priorities in our breeding program. And while these things may not seem important to you, as you may "just want a pet", these are the factors that a reputable breeder establishes in their breeding program to ensure that the pet buyer obtains an Alaskan Malamute that looks the part, is structurally and mentally sound in accordance to the Breed Standard (the blueprint for our breed), so that they can enjoy many, many years with a happy and healthy representative of the breed.
We are committed to ensuring our puppies are handled, socialized, and introduced to basic puppy manners before they leave our home. We invest a lot of love, time, and effort into raising our litters because we want our Spiritrun puppies to grow up to be wonderful family companions and members of society.
In the first two months of development, while the puppies are with us, we ensure that they receive early tactile and neuromuscular stimulation through lots of handling, cuddling, and specific early neurological stimulation techniques. As their eyes and ears begin to open, we gradually expose them to the stimuli that will be part of their life. You won’t be formally training this adorable ball of fluff for many weeks, but there are ways that we, as breeders, can set puppies up for success by starting them early: basic manners, some clicker training, bite inhibition, potty training, leash training, meeting a variety of people, meeting children, socializing with our cat, exploring nature, moving over various obstacles and surfaces, car rides to the veterinarian and, maybe even a trip to PetSmart!
Spiritrun puppies are temperament tested, evaluated for structure, and vet-checked by a licensed veterinarian where they will receive their first vaccinations and be microchipped before going to their new homes. You will receive a puppy package and a supply of the puppy's current food. The CKC Registration papers will come to you a few months later upon processing on their end.
At Spiritrun, we usually wait for the dogs to mature to at least 9-weeks old before placing them into their new homes. You will find that your puppy has been well socialized with other dogs, our cat, adults, and children of all ages (we borrow neighbours). Spiritrun puppies leave our home with a very good sense of manners, it is up to new owners to continue to match the effort to ensure a continued progression in learning and socialization. We strongly suggest you enrol your puppy in a Puppy Socialization class, followed by a Puppy Foundations or Basic Obedience style of class. Keep those classes going throughout your puppy's first year, at least, and you will have a pretty cool dog on your hands!
Why so cautious? Malamutes can live up to 10-15 years. It is much better to have a breeder who works tirelessly in the beginning to find you the right match than to hand over the first dog available. We want you and the dog to be very happy for the lifespan of the dog. We are looking for the ideal match for our puppies and a forever home. Of course, should circumstances dictate that you must relinquish your dog at any time in its life, it comes back to us. Always.
Fill out our CONTACT FORM if you would like to be considered for our late 2022, 2023 breeding plans and beyond.
Sire: MBIS MBISS Supreme CH Hamalek's Rumble In The Jungle (AUS)
Dam: CH CIB Lueldar's Dixie Chick (IRE), JUNCH, ANCH15, CW15, WPD
Sire: CH Howlingpines Plays Spiritrun
Dam: MBIS MBISS MBOSS Am GCHB Can GCH Spiritrun's Cool Ride