Alaskan Malamutes are one of the most "unaltered" of breeds, retaining its original form and function. The are regarded as handsome, affectionate. intelligent. and hardworking. The physical build of the Malamute is compact with heavy boning. The usual colors are various shades of gray and white, sable and white, black and white, red and white or pure white. Eyes are almond-shaped and brown, blue eyes are sometimes found but will disqualify for show dogs. Malamutes are quiet compared to most dogs but they do howl and dig.
The Alaskan Malamute is extremely loyal, intelligent, sweet and affectionate to its master. This breed loves to please so it should not be too difficult to obedience train. They are not suitable as guard dogs because of their friendly nature.