Isn’t that a sweet greeting?! It feels so good when you know, someone is waiting for you at home and is always happy to see you. That’s why everyone needs a dog. I named my dog Happiness, and every day I know that Happiness awaits me. Alaskan Malamute is the largest and oldest of the Arctic sled dogs that possesses great strength and endurance. These dogs were meant to carry large loads over long distances. Today, many Malamutes are family pets. Being highly athletic they enjoy and require physical activity. They love sledding, weight-pulling, jogging and swimming. Alaskan Malamute was named after the native Innuit tribe called Mahlemuts, who settled in Alaska. This breed is an affectionate and friendly family dog. The high intelligence and the strong will, requires to start training early. Due to their origins, Malamutes can have a high prey drive, that’s why it is necessary to be supervise them around smaller animals. However, these dogs can be trained to tolerate smaller pets.