The Alaskan Malamute is a generally
large, wolf-like breed of domestic dog that was originally bred
for use as an Alaskan sled dog. Similar looking to a Siberian Husky,
but Malamutes differ with a quiet temperament and are known for
their loyalty to their owners.
The coat is a dense double northern dog coat, usual coat colors
are shades of grey and white, sable and white, black and white,
red and white, or solid white. Blue and white (slate gray with gray
pigment) also is seen in the breed. Eyes are almond-shaped and are
always in various shades of brown (from dark to light, honey or
hazel brown); The tail is well furred, and could be described as
a plume. In very cold weather the tail is used to wrap around their
faces. Build of the Malamute is compact with heavy bone.
The Alaskan Malamute is a member of the Spitz group of dogs, traced
back 2,000 to 3,000 years ago to the Mahlemuits tribe of Alaska.
Dna research shows Malamutes as being one of the oldest breeds of