Welcome To  Our  Puppy  Page

As Breeders

We only breed occasionally to produce quality Alaskan Malamutes that conform to the AKC Breed Standard, are intelligent and have working ability.  We health test our breeding line through these recognized canine health organizations:   Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), Canine Eye Registration Foundation (CERF) and have Alaskan Malamute Club of America certifications for Chrondodysplasia. Much of this information is public and available online through these organizations.  We make every effort to ensure that our puppies are free from inherited defects by screening perspective breeding lines for those problems associated with our breed.  We only breed to dogs that are of sound body, good health and temperament and are certified clear of Hip Dysplasia with a “good” or “excellent” rating.

Before the puppy leaves our home, it has been well cared for and socialized, however, it is the responsibility of the new owner for the further development of the puppy’s personality through structured discipline, training, guidance and lots of love.

All of our puppies will receive written veterinary examinations, fecal exams, vaccinations, a microchip, AKC registration papers and Dr. Ian Dunbar's Puppy Training dvd.  All of our pet/companion puppies will be sold on a non-breeding agreement -  without exception. Pet/Companion puppies are required to be spayed/neutered - no exceptions.


We are available at any time throughout your malamute’s life to answer any questions and to assist you in any way we can.  We always want to know how things are going.  

If you would like more information about the Alaskan Malamute and about purchasing a puppy from us, please fill out our puppy questionnaire and send it to us.  We would be happy to share our love of the Alaskan Malamute with you and answer any questions you might have.

Michael and Jana Park

703-830-4301

Email:  winterparkmals@me.com

     •  A large breed (75-95 pounds)

     •  Versatile (enjoy pulling a sled or  accompanying the backpacker or walker)

     •  Affectionate (love to be with their family/pack) and do not make good guard dogs

     •  A short coat breed and also a long coat breed

     •  A double coated breed (dense undercoat, coarse guard hair on outercoat)

     •  Intelligent and highly trainable (can become bored with repetitive commands)

     •  Shedders

Facts To Know About The Alaskan Malamute in Point Form

They require:

     •  Firm, Fair, Assertive Leadership

     •  A fenced in yard

     •  Daily Exercise

     •  Supervision with very small children (common sense with any breed)

     •  Consistent Training

     •  Regular Grooming (starting from the time they are puppies through adulthood)

     •  Consistent Routines

     •  Opportunities for Socializing (with people and other dogs)

Suggested Resources

Alaskan Malamute Club of America


Dr. Ian Dunbar Sirius Puppy Training

https://www.siriuspup.com


Karen Pryor Clicker Training

http://www.clickertraining.com


American Kennel Club


Alaskan Malamute Assistance League  (AMAL)

http://www.malamuterescue.org

The Alaskan Malamute is a pack oriented dog and it should be established very early on that they know their place in the pack/family.  This will be up to you.  Training your Alaskan Malamute is an absolute necessity!  Get the whole family involved. Take the kids to puppy training classes with you.  Socializing and teaching your dog to get along with the family, behaving properly around the house, being polite to people and other dogs is a demanding job that lasts throughout their whole lives and should begin the moment you bring your new puppy home. Devoting time and attention, keeping the same rules and being consistent in your training throughout their entire lives will result in a well behaved dog and happy family member.  Dr. Ian Dunbar has an excellent website with plenty of helpful  information on training and understanding the behaviors of dogs!


Get the kids involved with training.

Please do your research before you bring home a Malamute!

Before you buy an Alaskan Malamute please educate yourself on the breed.  It is very important to find a good breeder, but, it is just as, if not more important to be a responsible owner.  Each year many dogs, including Alaskan Malamutes are turned into shelters or rescues by owners who realize that a Malamute or any dog was a bad mistake.  When the owners realized how much time and work is involved in raising a well trained, socialized, happy puppy, it becomes easier to neglect the adult dog than correct the problem.  Many of these dogs have simply been chained in back yards, given food and water, but deprived of attention and affection.  Some have proven too big or too strong for their owners.  Owners who are moving, getting divorced, having children or making other major life changes are unable or more often unwilling to include the dog in their changed lives, so owning a dog is a huge responsibility that should never be entered into on a whim or impulse but rather with great forethought.  Dog ownership is a commitment that lasts for the lifetime of the dog and the Malamute can live anywhere from 10-14 years. Dog ownership is not based on how convenient it is for the owner or the owners circumstances at the time, but rather, for the lifetime of the dog!  








As an Arctic dog, the Alaskan Malamute is physically able to live outdoors in a cooler environment, but as an outside kennel dog, it is important to remember that they crave daily affection and  interaction with you.  Malamutes make splendid odorless house dogs that thrive on the social interaction of being part of the family and make wonderful house/family companions.  

7 year old Sean is shown in this video using positive reinforcement to train our 8 month old Alaskan Malamute (Hudson) in basic obedience.  He teaches sit, stay, come, off, take it, down, paw and hug on command.

Having a young family member involved with the training helps the malamute learn his place in the pack/family as well as how to behave around other young children.

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Malamute’s need exercise.  This is crucial to their health and well-being.  The solution to behavioral problems is to give your Malamute the exercise, love and attention they need.  We have saying around our house, “A tired dog is a good dog!”.

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Our Beautiful Puppies Bred At Winter Park Alaskan Malamutes

Thank you for your considering one of our puppies as your future show or companion dog.  Below you will find a few key facts about the Alaskan Malamute, however, we encourage you to do further research and make every effort to be sure this is the right breed for you.  Please fill out our PUPPY QUESTIONAIRE if you would like to be contacted for our future breeding plans.

A guide to becoming a responsible dog owner:

http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/responsible-dog-ownership/