The alaskan malamute was officially recognized by the AKC in 1935. They are the largest and oldest of the Arctic Sled dogs, they posses great strength and endurance. Although they are family dogs they are highly athletic and need a lot of exercise.
With a lot of exercise and love these dogs can be a great addition to a family. Not only are they great with children but they are also great with other pets. They are pretty intelligent so they are easy to train but i suggest if you r going to leave them home alone you should definitely give them a good workout to tire them out and burn off as much energy as possible.
Is this a breed for you?