I have been dreaming of owning a dog of my own ever since I was a child. I felt an irresistible attraction for this beautiful breed, not only for the physical appearance, but also for its independent yet dependent attitude, animated character as well as their beauty.
I finally was able to attain this dream in the year of 1994 when I stumbled upon our first Malamute, Sheba. She not only taught me the typical Malamute quirks (both positive and negative), but also how much in common my personality is in line with the Alaskan Malamute and how much love and devotion this breed has for their "pack".
I firmly believe that the Malamute is not a breed that can suit any old person/family. A Malamute owner must be able to recognize that their Mal is a strong, working dog who also has a soft side. They are more independent in nature, but depend on their pack. Their whimsical silly acts always show up just in time to save them from their trouble-making moments (AKA digging) They have a true loyalty to family and need a leader they can count on 100% of the time. If all of this seems acceptable to you, please read about Malamutes for more nitty-gritty details to make sure. After all...isn't it nice to know what you are considering welcoming into your home?