The Alaskan Malamute standard requires that it be a strong and serious dog.
When he firmly stands on four legs, he must give the impression of an energetic and bold dog with a high head, with attentive eyes that express interest and curiosity.
The head of the Alaskan Malamute is wide. Ears triangular with slight rounding at the ends, stand when the dog listens. Average size, but small in relation to the head.
Expression of muzzle - very good nature. In bitches this expression is even more affectionate.
The eyes are located at a slight angle, relative to the skull. Brown, almond-shaped, medium-sized.
The skull is wide and moderately rounded between the ears, gradually narrowing. It flattened in the upper part, as it approached the eyes, rounded to the cheeks.
Muzzle large and voluminous, relative to the size of the skull, should not be pointed and long, and not too wide.
The nose is noticeable, but not conspicuous. The nose of the nose must be black , just like the lips and edges of the eyelids. Only the red dogs are allowed brown pigmentation.
Teeth . The incisors are closed with a scissor
The neck of the Alaskan malamute is strong and slightly arched.
The body is compact, but not short and not rounded.
The back is straight. The loins are strong and muscular.
The tail is covered with thick fluffy hair and bent to the back. It resembles a plume emerging in the wind.
The forelimbs of the Alaskan Malamute form a powerful bone and musculature. If you look at the front - the legs are straight to the very pastern. The blades are slightly inclined.
Footsteps of the type of snowmobiles are large, strong and wide, with arched fingers and fleshy, thick developed pads.
Hind legs - wide, with powerful muscles throughout the thigh. Knees and ankles are flexible enough, the ankles are at a good angle.
The course. The gait is uniform, balanced and powerful. Side shows that the hind legs make a strong push back, and the front - a light and decisive move forward.
The hair of the Alaskan Malamute is thick and coarse. It is never long and soft. The undercoat is dense, with a height of 2.5 to 5 cm, oily and fluffy.
Color. The most common - gray wolfish, gray seals, black and red. Always with white on the bottom of the case, on the paws and on the muzzle. The characteristic color of the head consists of a "cap" covering the head. Muzzle can be all white or with a white mask, or with white glasses.
There are natural fluctuations in growth in the rock. The most desirable is:
Height 63.5 cm at the withers for a dog
58,5 cm - for females