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Alaskan Malamutes have a wide range of individual colors, markings, coats, and body types within the breed. Below are general examples of coat markings.

 

CAP: a cap of color covers the top of the head and ears usually coming to a point in the center of the forehead

 

OPEN FACE: a cap covering the top of the head and no other markings on the face

 

BLAZE: a white mark extending from the center point of the cap back up the forehead. Width and length can vary

 

STAR: a small white spot in the center of the forehead

 

EYE SHADOW: dark markings under the eyes but not extending out to the cap

 

GOGGLES: dark areas under the eyes and extending sideways to the cap

 

BAR: a dark area extending from the center point of the cap down the nose

 

MASK: the combination of cap and goggles

 

FULL MASK: the combination of cap, goggles and bar

   

 

CLOSED FACE: dark coloring covering the face with no distinct markings on the face

 

* Chest Markings * Neck Markings * Mismarking

 

NECKLACE: a curving band of dark color across the chest

 

EAGLE: two bands of dark color protruding partially across the chest, forming a pattern resembling the eagle emblem

 

WHITE CHEST: any necklace across the chest

 

COLLAR: a white band of color encircling the neck

 

WITHERS SPOT: a white mark varying in size but centered on the withers or at the base of the neck

 

UNEVEN SPLASHINGS

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Descriptive Color
Below are general examples of coat Colors. Actual colors, hues, shadings, and patterns will vary by individual dog

 

BLACK AND WHITE: black guard hair with black or dark grey undercoat

 

SEAL AND WHITE: black or black tipped guard hairs with white or cream undercoat. Dog appears black at a distance, but is not a true black because of the light undercoat.

 

GRAY AND WHITE: gray guard hairs with a light gray, cream, or white undercoat. No red factor is evident. Dog definitely appears gray, even though there may be some black hairs on the topline.

 

RED AND WHITE: a definite shade of red, either light or dark; with light points (lip line and nose), and eye color. No black factor evident.

 

SABLE AND WHITE: black or gray guard hairs with a reddish undercoat and red trimmings. Both black and red factors evident.

 

SILVER AND WHITE: light gray guard hair with white undercoat

 

ALL WHITE: both guard hairs and undercoat are white. Often evidence of a mask in cream color. Only solid color allowed

 

BLUE AND WHITE

 

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TRIMMINGS: Shadings of gold, cream, buff, brown or reddish hues often found on legs, ears, tail and face between white areas of the underbody and the dark color above.

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