Malamute Colors

A unique trait about this dog is that different dogs of this breed have different facial markings and colors. You may want to explore these patterns and colors before considering to purchase an Alaskan malamute.


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