Carefully Planned and Responsible Breedings
We are committed to ensuring our puppies are handled, socialized and introduced to manners. There is a lot of love, pride and work involved with raising each and every one of our litters.
At Howling Pines our dogs are first and foremost family companions! They are a pleasure to have in our home and our hopes are for our puppies to be a pleasing addition to their new homes as well.
All of our dogs are thoroughly health tested and clearances done prior to being bred. Most of our clearances are done at 24 months of age. In addition to health testing, the dog must have a sound, friendly temperament to be included in our breeding program.
We pay close attention to the developmental stages that all puppies progress through while they are with us. There are three major developmental stages that occur in the first two months of a dog’s life. We make sure each stage is successfully accomplished. These include : Socializing puppies with a variety of people (children, strangers, etc.), teaching bite inhibition and establishing household manners.
We do not take “reservations” on a litter as we wait to make sure there is a puppy that matches your family’s needs. Families who understand the malamute breed and can offer a good, loving home are encouraged to visit and may, if desired, be placed on our waiting list.
We spend time talking with you about what you want to accomplish with your newest family member. We also take this time to show you all the appropriate papers regarding the parents’ CKC certificates, pedigrees and health test results.
At eight weeks old temperament testing is done. At that time we will find out if one of the puppies is well suited to your family. It is always a great day when we can phone you with the terrific news that we have a puppy for you.
Puppies are vaccinated appropriately, examined by a licensed veterinarian, insured on a 6 week starter policy and micro-chipped before going to their new homes.
At Howling Pines we usually wait for the dogs to mature to at least ten weeks old before placing them into their new homes. You will find that your puppy has been well socialized with other dogs, cats, adults and children of all ages. Howling Pines’ puppies already have a very good sense of manners by this time. We do not vaccinate our puppies before 8 weeks of age.
WHY SO CAUTIOUS? Malamutes can live up to and beyond 12 years of age. 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.
Well Planned Litters at Howling Pines
We always follow the philosophy that a litter must be well planned. Therefore we take our time to determine when, where and who makes the best next match.
Stay tuned for more exciting announcements to come in 2019!!
We have been patiently watching Shei and Onyx grow and begin to mature since they were born here. We were so hopeful that they would eventually make a beautiful couple….and here we are. We are very proud and excited for our new baby Nova. Both Shei and Onyx have awesome health clearances, wonderful temperaments and are in our humble opinion good representations of the breed!
Our Current Litter
Sire : CH Howling Pines Black Is The New Red “Onyx”
Dam : Howling Pines Heaven Sent “Shei”
Arrived and Healthy : 1 female
The Great News : We were pleased to welcome 1 beautiful little girl into our world in the wee hours of February 10/2019. Shei has been a fantastic and very attentive momma and both are doing well! Stay tuned for our next breeding plans….as we will be holding on to Miss Nova in hopes that she will remain here with us forever!!
Howling Pines is now considering applications on our upcoming litter. Please read through our website to ensure a Malamute is the right breed for you.
To be considered for a puppy from Howling Pines, please complete our Application Form.