The coat of the Alaskan Malamute is a double coat. The undercoat has an oily and woolly texture and can be as thick as two inches. 2 The outer guard coat is coarse and stands off the body—longer at the withers but not more than one inch off the sides of the body. Ears are small in proportion to the head and stand firmly erect when at attention. The Alaskan Malamute is a brown-eyed, heavy dog, with a more formidable nature and structure than the Siberian Husky, which is a dog of small and slim stature, having blue, brown, or bi-eyes, and which is fine-boned, being specifically bred for speed, which is why they are most used in various competitions.
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