Who among us hasn’t entertained the idea of taking care of a Siberian Husky, or in this case, an Alaskan Malamute? Unless you already have one or both in your home, that is. Not only are they two of the most beautiful and most popular dog breeds in the world — they are also known for having quite the personality, in addition to being high maintenance, of course.

And while we do expect them to grow physically, we almost never expect them to grow so much. Sure, part of the appeal of the Direwolves — played by Northern Inuit Dogs in HBO’s popular series Game of Thrones, is their enormous, imposing size. But can you imagine how daunting it would be to take care of someone that massive — while living in the city?

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I’m sure it’s doable, but it will most likely take plenty of resources to pull it off. Anyhow, this was kind of the situation that Yumna — a South African girl, found herself face to face with after she adopted her Alaskan Malamute, Titus. He could practically fit into her hands when they first met — until he grew up.


Of course, she did expect Titus to grow up at some point — after all, the breed wasn’t exactly known for their compactness. It’s just that Titus grew so much bigger than what Yumna had assumed to be the limit for Alaskan Malamutes. To the point when he was even taller than her when he stood on his hind legs!

The good thing about it though was that Titus never forgot how to be gentle. His massive size and playful nature made for a potentially hazardous combination, but he always knew when to stop and he never deliberately hurt anyone for sport. So it’s probably safe to make another Game of Thrones reference and call Titus the “Gentle Giant” as Hodor would probably not mind.

Taking care of a dog this big is still pretty daunting, but looking at Titus, it’s easy why some people would want to consider it, regardless.

Source: You Should Know via YouTube


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