Malamute Coat Color Genetics
by Nichole Royer

Tan Point
Genetics: atatB-clclD-DomE- (Tan Point)
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Coat: No banding on coat – solid black

Undercoat: Black/gray undercoat

Legs and Face: Off white/peach/tan, however color often is pale to almost white in adult dogs

Facial Markings: Always extreme mask on face

Pigment: Dark Black

Eyes: Brown

Newborn or Puppy: Born almost solid black. Face black with very tiny "eyebrows".

Not a malamute, just a breed where the tan pigment does not wash out to white or off white. You can see the markings are identical.
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