wow this dog looks huge with the full coat. had a female malamute/collie mix a few years ago. she had the same kinda hair around her head and back but as it went down it got finner and long like collie hair. best dog ever! (i hope my black lab doesnt see this)
Harley is a little bigger than the average Mal. He's about 110 lbs. although he probably should be 95-100. (He's a bit chunky.) His hair is also longer than normal (he was a pound puppy, but he looks all Mal. Just not show quality) If I didn't trim him, the hair on his hindquarters would easily get at least a foot long. I sometimes joke if there's anything else in him besides Mal, it's wooly mammoth!