When did you decide to add another dog to your family? I'm thinking of adding another Alaskan Malamute (girl this time) when we get our own house.
I was def going to go for a girl this time as I know they can be same sex aggressive. Astro seems to be coping well with both sexes at the moment. He's nearly 1 (5 days left) buy it wouldn't be until he was both older and ready to cope with another dog.Kobi Malamute was around 2 1/2 when Nanuq Mal/sibe mix came as a 12 week old pup. He was still pretty hostile to her at first though, although they love each other to bits now.
Personally I would get opposite sex as you probably know they can be same sex agressive. Even then with some Mals opposite sexs of the same breed especially they can be funny and not funny haa haa. I heard of someone recently with an older boy Mal and they tried to rescue a year old Sibe and the Mal boy wouldnt take to her.
Mals and even the sibe/mal mix Ive found too that once they hit adolescence
can be not so tolerant of other dogs or certain ones once they get that bit older. Worse time too seems to be end of the first year/ throughout the second year, for being stroppy teenagers and pushing their luck.
Dont know how old yours is at the moment but early socialisation and training is very important and it needs to be consistent and ongoing both in socialisation and training right through adolsecence and way into adulthood especially.
If your not planning it for awhile will give you plenty of time to carry on with the socialisation and training and to get him through the "difficult" Malamute strops that may happen then. He may well be fine and continue as he is, some are worse then others as well of course what shapes the dog is their initial temperament and breeding and ongoing proper training and socialisation.I was def going to go for a girl this time as I know they can be same sex aggressive. Astro seems to be coping well with both sexes at the moment. He's nearly 1 (5 days left) buy it wouldn't be until he was both older and ready to cope with another dog.