The forelimbs of the Malamute are distinguished by developed muscles and massive bones. They are straight up to the pasterns, placed parallel. The shoulder blades are slightly sloped. The pasterns are strong but short and slightly slanted when viewed from the side. The paws are off the “snowshoe” type, they are large, deep, and tied, the pads are developed. The fingers close tightly, well curved, between them protective hair. Strong nails.