The usual colors of Alaskan Malamute are various shades of grey and white, sable and white, black and white, red and white, or pure white. Eyes are almond-shaped and are always brown; blue eyes are an indication of mixed breeding and will disqualify the dog in shows. The physical build of the Malamute is compact with heavy bone. In this context 'compact' means that their height to length ratio is slightly longer than tall, unlike dogs like Great Danes which are longer and lankier in their ratios.
The Malamute is one of the most "unaltered" of breeds, retaining its original form and function. Their affectionate nature does not make them useful as watch or guard dogs. Alaskan Malamute is generally a quiet dog and seldom barks like other dog breeds.
Some Characteristics of Alaskan Malamute:
|Weight:||34-38.5 kg ||75-8 5 lbs|
|Height:||58-63.5 cm||23-25 inches|
|Coat (cont):||plush undercoat|
|Guard dog ability:||Low|
|Life span:||10-12 years|