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 Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?

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PostSubject: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Sun Sep 28, 2014 2:22 am

Just curious. I can't take him, but he is up for adoption here in Korea. He doesn't look like most Mals I've seen, but he's being listed by his owner as a purebred Mal. Was wondering what Mal owners think, or anyone with Mal experience. He is 1.5 years old and 100 lbs.

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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:45 pm

I don't know a lot about Mals but there is nothing that jumps out to me that indicates it's anything else. If anything, it has much more feathery than I am used to on Mals.
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:24 pm

He looks full Malamute to me, the "Giant" Malamute takes on this look more than the standard Malamute. At 100 lbs, I'm guessing he's the "Giant", my Malamute never weighed more than 65 lbs (h was a standard) I don't know exactly why some of the northern breeds get this "feathery" look, but there are 2 pure bred Siberian Huskies that live near me that have this same exact coat (and they are not woolies) its almost like a Collie .
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:43 pm

I find there are different looks from dogs from other countries as well. Not always, but sometimes they breed for different things. I would lump it into the bybs that breed for wooly huskies in the US.

He's handsome though. His coloring is kind of odd though. Looks merled, but could be the lighting.

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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:43 am

I thought the coloring was because he appears to be blowing his coat, only he almost looks shaved in some places...whatever it is, I think his coloring would be more uniform if not for the "missing" fur
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:39 pm

Looks very much like the malamute we saw at a car show this summer. I also think he looks to be blowing coat with maybe some shaved areas.

Ami is, I think, a wooley husky. And now that his undercoat is almost fully gone, he has a feathery look to him (he is abolutely gorgeous when running - his locks undulate in the breeze. NOT that I am advocating wooly huskies, nosiree, man. It is a royal PIA - one walk in the woods this time of year and I am pickng seed pods out of his hair everywhere. And we won't mention the burdocks Mad )

The only question I have about this dog is that he has a rather pronounced stop - and my understanding is that malamutes don't - have a more gradual "slope" from head to nose.
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:54 pm

I am sure you said somewhere but why are you in Korea?
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Mon Sep 29, 2014 5:55 pm

@Playing with the Big Dogs wrote:
I am sure you said somewhere but why are you in Korea?

Uncle Sam pays for his vacations!!!! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:02 pm

Amy, the "Giant" Malamutes do have this pronounced stop, I'm not sure how they get the 'Giants', if its through breeding with another breed or something else (I say this because the head and stop remind me a lot of a St. Bernard) but every Giant I have seen, has the rather heavy bone structure in the head/face and the pronounced stop, compared to a standard Malamute.
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PostSubject: Re: Does this look like a purebred Alaskan Malamute?   Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:37 am

@Playing with the Big Dogs wrote:
I am sure you said somewhere but why are you in Korea?

I'm deployed with the US Air Force for 4 months. We first stopped in Hawaii for 2 months to prep and participate in RIMPAC (info in quotes below). We were notified that this was the first time the USAF has supported this military exercise, and also the first time China's Navy has been invited. So both of those were pretty cool. We then came to South Korea after being diverted from Australia, New Zealand, and Guam, as those were plans A, B and C (that all fell through) for potential locations after Hawaii. Plan D was Korea. Oh yay! I was here in 1994 (US Navy), 2004 (USAF), and now again in 2014 (USAF). Never made the connection that I come here every 10 years until right now after I typed that sentence. Weird. I should be home next week sometime.

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Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), RIMPAC 2014 is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

This year’s RIMPAC exercise, the 24th in the series that began in 1971, is scheduled from June 26 to August 1, with an opening reception scheduled for June 26 and closing reception August 1. Twenty-two nations, 49 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate. Units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.

RIMPAC is a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
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