- Malamutes are generally great with people. They love everybody. Do not expect them to be guard dogs.

- Malamutes are great with children. From personal experience I can say that they will allow even a lot of rough - play children can invent, as long as it does not become beating. Even that they allow, from children, for awhile. Only problem with children is size and strenghth of Malamute. Although very gentle dogs, their sheer size can sqush little child, without any ill-attempt on the side of dog. So, supervise your children with Malamutes.

- Unfortunately, Malamutes have strong hunting instinct. That means that they will chase most of domestic and wild animals and that this trait will be hard (although possible) to train out of them. This includes rabbits, deer, sheep, chicken, cows,...

- Malamute behaviour with cats heavily depends on cats! From personal experience I can say that most Malamutes will chase cat running away from them but will friendly sniff and even snuggle with the cat just sitting still when they approach! Go figure.

- Malamute behaviour with other dogs is highly question of particular dog personality, both of Malamute and the other dog. It is frequent that Malamutes do not like other dogs, but not the rule. I am fortunate to own a Malamute who was friendly with every dog (friendly or hostile) he encountered. From personal experience, it seem to me that Malamutes attract particular attention from other dogs (all dogs bark as crazy when we pass down the street, and this does not happen if I do it with my friends beagle). In my opinion it is both the looks (high ears and tail signal agression in dog world) and the smell of the Malamute (there are some evidence for this, but not everybody agrees on it). You need to watch Malamute with other dogs, as their strong pack instinct causes them to take very seriously some play-behaviour of dog breeds with little or no pack instinct (ex. staring into eyes or barking at,...). This could cause dog-fight.