Alaskan Malamute Group V - Spitz and called. Primitive, Section 1 - Nordic Sledge Dogs
The Alaskan malamute is an affectionate, friendly, outgoing - not a "one-man dog." This faithful, devoted companion of the owner and members of his family never refuses a challenge to play, but it usually draws the attention of its adulthood in a dignified manner. It is impressive by the fearless, independent, proud and talented considerable confidence. You can see outstanding toughness and perseverance. It is valued for strength and endurance, obedience, intelligence and hunting skills.
Temperament / Behaviour:
It is suitable for abundant natural authority, calm and balanced character. Well tolerated with other dogs, but only if dog grew up with them and got a chance to get used to them (early socialization is very much needed).
It is not intended as a pulling sled dog designed to compete in speed races, it is ideal for delivering a performance that requires strength and endurance and its typical exterior characteristics. The greatest emphasis is on the ability to tow a sledge dog intended for transporting heavy loads in arctic conditions.
Welcome, if it is all year round, even in the biggest frost, it can stay outside - but not always. It should be penned for all cases in shed, although most it loves sleeping outdoors, when it can be covered by ply of snow.
It requires frequent and long walks, not suitable for people whose physical powers are limited. It is recommended to have this breed on leash because an owner cannot be absolutely sure that at all times it obeys and turns back after calling. The sports exercise its physical condition is the best races of pulling sledge dogs and racing in hauling heavy loads (pulling).
It is a strong and powerfully built dog with deep chest and strong, well-muscled body. A proud carriage, head erect, eyes staring curiously, with keen interest. The ideal height at the withers is 63.5 cm, males and females 58.5 cm. Body weight is on average 38.5 kg in dogs and 34 kg females.
The head is broad and deep, harmonious shapes and elegant. Facial expression is friendly and must clearly reflect a kind and friendly nature. The skull should be wide towards the eyes somewhat flatter and narrower, with marked longitudinal front furrow between its eyes. The frontal slope is gradual, broad muzzle and powerful, narrowing slightly. Typical drawing consists - “hood” while the facial part can be either all white or dark stripes or a "mask".
For all types of coat colour except brown nose it is black as well as pigmented lips, and eyelids, with brown-skinned individuals, brown nose. Lips are tightly fitting to the jaws and teeth. Jaws broad, big teeth, sought a scissor bite.
Eyes should be slanted, brown, almond-shaped, medium size. The earlobes should be in proportion to the size of the head of a small, triangular, in the heat of passion always erect, with slightly rounded tips, wide and back of the skull with the level of the outer eye corners, so they look like protruded head. They are facing slightly forward, but it works if the individual can sometimes be folded backwards.
The neck is strong, the neck slightly arched. The body must be compact, back is straight, gently sloping towards the hip bumps, loin should not be too long, must be solid and well muscled. The tail is moderately high, carried well over the back rest. There is on the root of seamlessly connected to the upper line of the body. Its coat must be so rich that reminds plume, bushy tail and a dog sleeping in for severe frosts homeless overlaps sleep nose and inhales so relatively warm (preheated) air is warmer than the surrounding area.
The chest should be capacious. The spine must be straight, gently sloping down towards the hips. The shoulders are strong and well muscled. The forelegs are strong bones and powerfully muscled, straight. Shoulders are moderately oblique, pasterns short, thick and slightly slanted. The hindquarters should be strong, thighs are heavily muscled and hocks low over the base, moderately angulated. Dewclaws should be considered undesirable and should be removed shortly after birth.
Paws and hind legs are large, snowshoe, tightly closed with well-knit and well-arched toes with firm padded and thick, hard, short nails. The spaces between fingers are heavily coated. The gait must be steady, balanced, energetic, tenacious and energetic.
The coat should be dense, hard, never too long or soft topcoat, completely woolly undercoat. The length of the top coat and undercoat is variable. Hairs forming the outer coat are relatively short to medium length on the sides of the body, longer on neck and shoulders, the back, back of thighs and tail.
The undercoat is dense, from 2.5 - 5 cm, wavy and greasy to the touch. In the summer months the coat is usually shorter and thinner. Coat colour may be different from the usual colours are light gray over dark gray to black, sable, and shades to brown. Colour combinations are permitted by the undercoat on the head (drawing) and at crossing white coloured lower parts of the body into the darker colour upper body. The only permitted colour allowable is white that always prevails at the bottom, parts of legs, feet and part of the face. White blaze on the forehead is attractive and acceptable as the white "collar" around the neck or a white patch on the neck.
Faults from the standard requirements must be considered as defects and their assessment must be proportional to the scale and impact on the usability of working male or female. The disqualifying defects include aggression or fearfulness and blue eyes.