Pros and Cons

Pros:

... These dogs are highly intelligent

...These dogs can be extremely loving

...Malamute’s thick coat effectively repels dirt, so your dog will stay surprisingly clean and smell-free.

... Not particularly prone to ear or nose problems like some other breeds

Cons:

...Malamutes are curious and restless, so they will often go wandering if provided with a means of escape

...Tendency to show aggression to smaller pets and wild animals

...These dogs inevitably shed a lot of hair

...Look out for is hip dysplasia, which is a developmental problem in the hips that can eventually lead to lameness