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on the Alaskan Malamute. One of the oldest
Arctic sled dogs, is a powerful and substantially
built dog with a deep chest and strong, well-muscled
body. There is a natural range in size in
the breed. Males, 85 - 95 pounds, females,
65-75 pounds. The Malamute stands well over
the pads, and this stance gives the appearance
of much activity and a proud carriage, with
head erect and eyes alert showing interest
and curiosity. The head is broad, Ears are
triangular and erect when alerted, muzzle
is bulky.. not pointed or long, yet not stubby.
The coat is thick with a coarse guard coat
of sufficient length to protect a woolly
undercoat. Malamutes are of various colors.
Face markings are a distinguishing feature.
These consist of a cap over the head, the
face either all white or marked with a bar
and/or mask. The tail is well furred, carried
over the back, and has the appearance of
a waving plume.