Whatever dog that fits best with your whole family.
Malamutes are wonderful dogs, for the people who are experienced enough to cope and physical enough to exercise them.
Great with kids, lots of fun, great companions.
They fit in well with our house. If you've never had a dog before, they'd be a nightmare for yours. Best thing, is to write a list of what you can offer. How often can you realistically walk the dog? Not many families can do 1.5hrs every single day, plus playtime.
Be very realistic about what you can and cannot do. Do you have a secure yard? Are there lots of dogs / cats around your area?
Generally, larger, gentler dogs are the best. Smaller dogs are more likely to bite, and more likely to be injured by a child who sin't used to dogs.
Best thing is to go to a shelter, tell them what you want, and see what sort of dogs they can show you, and se which ones you like :)
at 7:15 AM on Aug. 28, 2010