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Portraits and paintings of the Malamute by artist Justine Osborne


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Painting of Zak the Malamute

12 x 12 in - oil painting on gallery style canvas

The handsome Zak - painting Malamutes is such a challenge due to their unique coat texture. They have a double coat, which is bushy and thick, but at the same time some hair is defined - a real pleasure to paint.


malamute similar to husky

Ischi the Malamute

20 x 30in - oil painting on gallery style canvas

This full body portrait of Ischi the Malamute gives the chance to show off her beautiful coat and gentle disposition.

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Notes on the Alaskan Malamute dog

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 dogs .

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