Balto is brown-grey in colour,patched with white.He has brown eyes and big paws.Balto is average-built,he is not muscular nor scrawny,but he has a slightly unkempt appearance.
Balto is brave but not a very good fighter(as Steele flings him against a rock with ease)but will not hesitate to save his friends.He is also very selfless and modest,although having a fragile pride(such as snarling when Steele insults him or saying in Balto:Wolf Quest that other dogs still tease him just because he is half wolf.)Balto is also very sensitive about his half-wolf heritage in the first movie,but gradually comes to accept it.
Although Balto is modest in most movies,he is shown to be quite arrogant in Balto II - Wolf Quest,as he says "Some people still tease me just because I'm half wolf." and orders al the wolves from Nava's pack around.
- The real Balto was a purebred Siberian husky, not a wolfdog like the film character.
- People were thinking of a 4th movie for Balto, including his full-blooded wolf cousin Tecumseh. But that be came just an idea and never became a film.