I am thinking of getting an Alaskan Malamute. But I have cats and I am worried about how the Malamute would relate to them. The Wikipedia entry for Malamutes says they cannot be trusted around smaller animals. Can anyone tell me about their experiences with this? Personal stories of owning a Malamute with other housepets (especially cats) would be awesome. Also, is it possible that your Malamute could actually kill your cat if you left them alone together? Or would it just be aggressive and mean to it? Is there any way to train them to be nice to cats?
Answer by rescue member
Malamutes consider small animals as prey – no doubt about it. They kill cats, no doubt about that either.
I much doubt you could train them to go gainst their nature and would advise against getting a malamute if you have cats.