Can an Alaskan Malamute dog have blue eyes?

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I have a beautiful Alaskan Malamute that has blue eyes I am trying to find out if he really is an Alaskan Malamute.Please don't wast my time and I will greatly appreciate it thank you.

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Answer by Lizzie
Yes. It is not uncommon.

Answer by verokiss09

An Alaskan Malamute CAN have blue eyes, however it´s very rare to find. It´s like saying "Can a German Shepherd be white?" Which it can, however it´s very rare. As further information, just like white German Shepherds get euthanized as a baby from breeders because of their color, and are not allowed in competitions, Alaskan Malamutes are not allowed in competitions for their eye color. However, love your dog no matter if it differs a bit from other regular dogs of his breed, afterall, the only thing that changes is his eyecolor.

Answer by michelle

Alaskan Mals can have blue eyes and i also had a Alaskan malamute and he was a double surprise as we later found out . he was white and and had one blue eye and one blue/brown eye, and he was a purebred Malamute; he is gone g=now but we had him for almost 15 years , a good and long life

Answer by BabeHart

Yet you wasted our time, instead of putting your search engine to work…had you typed in alaskan malamute you would have found the AKC page that describes the breed and breed standard…you would also have found this under the paragraph about the dog's head:

"Blue Eyes are a Disqualifying Fault"

Make your search engine your best friend…then you can do your own research and not have to rely on people who might "wast" your time…

Answer by neil25

Our pup to be is a pure bread mal and he is a very distinguished black and white pup with electric blue eyes so the proof is in the pudding

Answer by Krystalin

I have a lot of animal experience, And I've taken two years of vet classes. Malamutes CAN have blue eyes BUT it is considered a flaw and is not accepted in dog shows.

Answer by Lin Evans

The reason it’s a disqualification for AKC shows is that if there is a blue eye in an Alaskan Malamute, there is a Siberian, etc., in the woodpile. Purebred Alaskan Malamutes (regardless of papers which are easily forged by people who want to sell pups) do not have the gene for blue eyes. I began breeding Alaskan Malamutes (Frostwind – Naccome) in 1962 and have extensive experience with the breed and the breed history.

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  1. Heather says

    We are going to look at a red malamute puppy next week when she will be 7 + weeks old. At the moment she has bright blue eyes and if she has them when we see them, we will walk away as hard as it will be. She is £800 and we will not pay that for a fault in the breed.

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