Mally Foxhound

55-95 lbs
22-27"
Unknown
Alaskan Malamute
Foxhound
Alaskan Malamute Foxhound mix

The Mally Foxhound is a hybrid mix resulting from the breeding of an Alaskan Malamute with a Foxhound.  There exists several breeds of Foxhound,  which could have been used to create this hybrid; though the specific “foxhound” breed used is not stated but it is believed to have been the English Foxhound.  There isn’t much information available about the hybrid itself, but we know that it can inherit a variety of traits from the parent breeds.  As one might expect, this friendly, gentle and social hybrid not only excels at hunting and tracking but also is great with kids, but not so much with cats and other animals.

Purpose
Hunting, search and rescue, tracking, sledding, family companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Alaskan Malamute, Foxhound

Mally Foxhound Health

Average Size
Male Mally Foxhound size stats
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 55-95 lbs
Female Mally Foxhound size stats
Height: 22-27 inches Weight: 55-95 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Retinal Dysplasia/Skeletal Dwarfism
  • Spongiform Leukodystrophy
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetes
  • Zinc Responsive Dermatosis
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Tests
  • Hip X-Rays
  • X-Rays
  • Dental Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Eye Examinations
  • Neurological Examination
  • Blood Count
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Blood Sugar and Thyroid Tests

Mally Foxhound Breed History

The Mally Foxhound hybrid is a mix of the Alaskan Malamute and the Foxhound and is a newer hybrid mix.  There isn't much information available on the hybrid itself, but there is information available about the parent breeds.  We must glean the history of this hybrid from the histories of the parent breeds.  The history of this noble and nomadic breed called the Alaskan Malamute is as vague as for the Mahlemut people from whom it may have gotten its name.  It seems the Malamutes were found in the Kotzebue Sound area of the Pacific Alaskan coast by Russian explorers and were also discovered to be highly prized by the Alaskan owners.  The breed is believed to be the oldest Arctic sled dog and perhaps  one of the oldest dog breeds known,  their ancestors having existed for thousands of years, traveling from Siberia to Alaska.  The breed was developed for "heavy hauling" and was invaluable to the early Alaskan natives in traveling and moving supplies and possessions in the severe weather of the winter Alaskan season.  They were bred to pull sleds containing possessions, supplies and people in the most frigid and deplorable weather conditions possible. They were also used to hunt seals and chase away polar bears in addition to their heavy hauling tasks.  Until the Gold Rush in 1896, the Malamute was so prized by the Eskimos that very few were ever sold to white settlers or travelers. The Alaskan Malamute was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1935.  The Foxhound is a name given to a grouping of foxhound types, of which two are recognized, the American Foxhound and the English Foxhound. The English Foxhound, originating in the United Kingdom, has been carefully and selectively bred for hundreds of years by the British, most likely from the 1500's.  Though it is more stockily built than its American counterpart, this breed is both loving and sweet as well as extremely active.  The Foxhound was bred to hunt and exterminate foxes, which in the 1500's were considered no better than rodents and other vermin, and somewhere in the 1700's, English hunters filled this need by breeding the hounds to specialize in tracking, hunting and killing the native English red fox.  This was accomplished while riders on horseback followed behind in traditional British fashion.  The English Foxhound was brought to America and become the ancestors of the American Foxhound as well as were found to have contributed to the development of other foxhounds, scent hounds and coon hounds.  The English Foxhound was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1909.  The Mally Foxhound hybrid itself is recognized by the Dog Registry of America.

Mally Foxhound Breed Appearance

The Mally Foxhound is a hybrid mix of the Alaskan Malamute and the Foxhound.  As such, the hybrid can take on the appearance traits of one or both of the parent breeds.  Your hybrid could have a body which is broad and muscular with a confident stance or athletic, clean cut, muscular one without bulk; a head that is broad with pointed ears which are carried erect, or long muzzle with pendent, low set ears of medium length; the eyes are dark with the rims of the eyes, the nose and lips all being colored black, or large brown eyes; the tail could be long and curled up toward the back, or long and gaily carried high.  The colors of the hybrid could be: a variety of colors ranging from solid white to two-toned white with black, gray, red or sable markings or tricolor (black, white and tan) or white with hare (more tan than black and white, giving the look of a hare), badger (a mixture of white, gray, brown and black hairs), tan or yellow.  The coat could be double with the undercoat being about 2 inches long, thick and oily to provide protection from harsh cold temperatures and repel water, or short, shiny, hard textured and dense.  The hybrid could weigh in from 55 to 95 pounds and stand 22 to 27 inches tall.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Mally Foxhound eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Mally Foxhound nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
black Mally Foxhound coat
Black
gray Mally Foxhound coat
Gray
brown Mally Foxhound coat
Brown
red Mally Foxhound coat
Red
white Mally Foxhound coat
White
sable Mally Foxhound coat
Sable
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Mally Foxhound straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Mally Foxhound Breed Maintenance

The Mally Foxhound is a hybrid canine which is considered to be in the low to moderate category of maintenance.  The length and density of the coat will determine how often your hybrid will need to be brushed and bathed.  If the coat qualities come from the Malamute side, you'll need to brush two to three times a week, especially during the heavy shedding periods, however, if the coat comes from the Foxhound side, weekly brushing with a hound mitt should be sufficient as this breed sheds lightly all year round.  Bathing should only be done as needed when your hybrid is dirty or begins to smell to avoid stripping the coat of the essential oils it needs.  Attention to the ears at least once weekly, checking and cleaning as needed and brushing the teeth daily or at least two to three times a week will reduce the possibility of periodontal disease which will cause the loss of teeth over time.  The toenails will need to be trimmed periodically unless the canine keeps them worn down in his normal exercise activities.  Keep up with those eye exams and regular physical exams to keep your hybrid healthy and fit.
Brushes for Mally Foxhound
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Mally Foxhound requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Mally Foxhound Temperament

Your Mally Foxhound hybrid can take on the temperament qualities of one or both parent breeds.  Your hybrid can behave like quite the large puppy for most of his life, enjoying romping and playing with his human family members as much as the working tasks for which he was bred.  Both parent breeds have seemingly endless stores of energy and friendliness, and are easy going enough to allow them to adapt to most living environments.  Your hybrid will likely be good with kids and strangers but probably not so much with cats and other animals.  Both parent breeds have a strong hunting instinct and impulse to wander, so it is important to remember to keep your hybrid on leash whenever you are outside the house and outside the fenced yard, that is unless you enjoy chasing your hybrid as he follows that interesting scent wherever it leads, whether over hill or dale. The parent breeds have been described as being affectionate, aggressive, friendly, gentle, independent, loyal, playful, quiet and social.  He will make a fine family pet.

Mally Foxhound Activity Requirements

Your Mally Foxhound hybrid is a very active canine.  He will need a lot of exercise to keep him healthy and fit.  You should expect to exercise your hybrid about 1 to 2 hours per day and this can be accomplished in the form of long dog walks or jogs, playtime in the dog park or in the fenced backyard as well as games of Frisbee and fetch.  You will need to keep your Mally Foxhound mentally challenged to avoid the annoying destructive habits which can result from boredom.  Agility and obedience training and earth dog training can help in this area.  The high activity level of this hybrid will make him somewhat restricted from living in apartments or condos unless the owner is devoted to spending the time and energy to keep him appropriately challenged physically as well as mentally, activities which will need to be done outside the apartment or condo.  He will do much better in a home with a fenced yard and he can live in a rural or urban setting.  Depending on the density of the coat of your hybrid, he will probably be better suited to cooler climates instead of hotter ones.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Mally Foxhound Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Mally Foxhound Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Mally Foxhound size stats at six months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 56 lbs
Female Mally Foxhound size stats at six months
Height: 18 inches Weight: 56 lbs
12 Months
Male Mally Foxhound size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Female Mally Foxhound size stats at 12 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 75 lbs
18 Months
Male Mally Foxhound size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 75 lbs
Female Mally Foxhound size stats at 18 months
Height: 24 inches Weight: 75 lbs

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