This is a great sport for you and your dog. It presently is the only competitive event that the club holds. We currently hold weight pull at the Monroe, and Oakland/Livonia Kennel Club shows that are open to AKC acknowledge breeds and are open to the public. We also hold "club pulls" for members and their guests. Weight pull titles can be earned through the Alaskan Malamute Club of America (AMCA). General rules are that the dog much pull a wheeled cart 16' in 60 seconds or less. We hold a short handlers meeting before each competition that teaches our rules.
There is nothing a dog likes better than to go for a walk. This sport combines that love with day hiking or overnight camping. Distances vary when working on a title from 10 to 20 miles. Titles can be earned through the AMCA or through the United Kennel Club.
Although the club does not actually stage any events in these venues, we have members who are active in one or all of them. The club is a good place to learn the ins and outs of these events, and how to become involved. Titles can be earned in these events through various organizations.
Perhaps one of the most important and satisfying event you can be involved in. Getting the facts of our breed out to the public not only promotes the good qualities of the breed but also give the public a chance to see a Malamute up close and personal and hopefully prevents mistake buying which leads to Malamutes being returned to the breeder or the local animal control and ending up as a rescue.
A fun activity for you and your Malamute. Never one to win a race but we will pull all your belongings to the end!