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Alaskan Malamute Markings
Alaskan Malamutes display a variety of face markings, which basically include two types.
Mask / Eye markings:
These can be found in any number of combinations.
This pup is not properly marked for a Malamute. The bald face blaze and broken mask are against breed standards.
A white blaze on the forehead and/or collar or a spot on the nape is attractive and acceptable. The Malamute is mantled, and broken colors extending over the body or uneven splashing are undesirable. \
Occasionally Malamutes (of any color) may often evidence a pinkish stripe on
their nose. Sometimes found on Mals that have face markings which include a
"blaze", but can occur on open face dogs as well, as you may not see the blaze. Usually termed a "snow nose", this is not a sign of poor pigment action, but a result of the stripe extending down the muzzle onto the nosepad.