Malamute Coat Color Genetics
by Nichole Royer
This page was last updated: October 15, 2008
© 2007 All text and photos are copyright to Nichole Royer, and/or the photographer.
Unauthorized copying of any part constitutes a breach of copyright law.
Coat: May appear black from a distance however most have a white/beige/cream/tan/peach/red band at the base of the coat. Very dark individuals may be missing the white band.
Undercoat: Usually beige/cream/tan/peach/red, however may be black/gray along topline and in very dark individuals.
Legs and Face: White/off white/peach
Facial Markings: Always crisp and clear cut includes a full bar (except in individuals with additional white spotting) that appears solid in color on the face.
Notes: Never has the extreme masking seen on Black and White dogs.
Newborn or Puppy: Born with crisp facial markings/masking and large white eyebrows.
Artwork copyrighted to Susan Richardson, all rights reserved