Bear Claw Alaskan Malamutes
Welcome to Bear Claw Alaskan Malamutes - Home of the Gentle Giants
Here at Bear Claw Alaskan Mals
We breed out of LOVE for the Alaskan Malamute. With 35+ years experience with wolf hybrids, Siberian huskies and Alaskan malamutes we consider ourselves very knowledgeable in raising beautiful, healthy pets and take pride in all of our fur babies.
We raise one or two litters of Alaskan Malamutes a year, we are NOT a puppy mill. Because of this there usually is a wait list for our beautiful pups. Unlike other Alaskan Malamute breeders in the state of Maine we offer full registration to qualified family homes, other breeders only offer limited registration if any.
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We are the BEST! And we have the best puppies in the state of Maine, therefore you must be the best also. Our pups deserve the BEST families -because of this we have very strict guidelines to whom we allow to adopt our dogs. Not all that apply will be granted the pleasure of owning a Bear Claw pup. If you are wondering why we charge an application fee it is because we want you to be sure that you really want a puppy before we send you an application-the application fee is $10.00. If you are selected we require the deposit within 5 days to be placed on the waiting list. This deposit is to be paid by check, this helps us further identify you. The balance is always due when you pick up your fur baby, no checks or debit allowed at pick up. All pups that are boarding airplanes must be paid for before scheduling the flight. We fly out of Portland Maine. Pick up in person is in Augusta Maine.
***Update: During this time of Covid-19 we ask when picking up your pup in person that you wear a mask, this protects the remaining pups health.
Your pup will come to you pre-spoiled! It also will come to you completely vet checked. Our vet will check your pup from nose to tail and everywhere in between to insure that you are getting a healthy pup. Worming is done at 6 and 8 weeks old. Vaccinations will be age appropriate. We require you to have your pup vetted within 7 days after receiving him or her.
Your fur baby will be handled daily and nightly as we supplement every few hours day and night for the first 4 weeks with a milk supplement by bottle. Socialization will be with other dogs as well as with the family cats, horses and llamas.
Leashes are a malamutes best friend- we start leash and or harness training at 6 weeks.
For our Health Guarantee, We recommend waiting until at least 24 months of age for spay/neuter as early spay/neuter has been found to increase the risks of joint disorders, impact urinary health, and increase cancer among other things.
We guarantee our puppies until 2 years of age against any congenital diseases impacting quality of life. This is defined as a GENETIC abnormality/disorder that will eventually cause early death with a life expectancy of less than 4 years. If your puppy is determined to have a congenital disease within the first 2 years of life we will replace your puppy with a puppy from a similar litter. (Buyer is responsible for any shipping or veterinarian fees incurred).
Caring for your new puppy
Our puppies are very easy to care for. Here are a few pointers that we think are important reminders of how to care for your new puppy, and are a prerequisite for the health guarantee to be valid.
***Your puppy needs to be examined by a licensed veterinarian within 72 hours after leaving us. Find a vet that you are comfortable with, and keep regular appointments so your vet gets to know your puppy.
***Keep your puppy up to date on shots, worming and other preventative protocol.
***Feed your puppy a good, well-rounded age appropriate diet. Do not under feed or over feed your puppy. Follow the recommendation on the feed bag. Do not give your puppy raw hide or milk bone dog biscuits. Snacks should be cut up carrots/apples or puppy yogurt treats.
******We exclusively use Rachel Ray dry dog food.
***AVOID EXPOSING YOUR PUPPY TO PHYSICALLY STRESSFUL SITUATIONS, such as frequent stair climbing or standing on concrete for long periods of time. Do not let your puppy jump off any bed or couch or anything higher than 3 inches. Do not leave your puppy completely alone for long periods of time. Provide adequate shelter and make sure there is always fresh water available. Always clean up all fecal matter in a timely manner.
**Make sure your puppy has age appropriate exercise. Don’t overdo it in the first 6 months as puppies are babies and need plenty of rest too!
- Monday - SundayAppointments only