Why are Alaskan Malamutes on my new apartment’s restricted breed list?
Malamutes are about the least dangerous breed I can think of.
‘Splain to me something, doggie people. My new apartment has a list of restricted breeds. Here it is:
- Pit Bull Terriers/Staffordshire Terriers
- Doberman Pinschers
- Presa Canarios
- Alaskan Malamutes
- Wolf Hybrids
I’m not going to get into a defense of these breeds, not am I going to rant about how if you have a a bad dog you have a bad owner. From a business liability standpoint I see where they’re coming from with breed restrictions in general, even if this solution entirely misses the problem.
What I don’t get is that next-to-last one. Malamutes? Really? I have known my share of Mutes and they’re about as dangerous as teddy bears. Seriously, they’re one of the sweetest, gentlest breeds I can think of.
Why in the hell are Malamutes on a banned list? Any of our readers who know dogs have insights?