'GENTLE, MELLOW DOGS'
The Alaskan Malamute is the largest of the Arctic dog breeds.
The breed is extremely loyal and intelligent, sweet and most affectionate toward its master.
They are described as being great with children who are old enough to play with him safely.
They are very friendly and therefore are not suitable as guard dogs.
Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred as sled dogs for work in the Arctic, but are now popular as family pets.
The Alaskan Malamute Club of the United Kingdom describes the breed as a 'affectionate, friendly, loyal, devoted companion' on its website.
It says an ideal Alaskan Malamute is 'heavily boned, powerfully built' - and are also very intelligent animals, though they can be hard to train.
Alaskan Malamute is similar to a husky which is not a banned breed. Males grow to about 85 lb (39kg) and females to 75 lb (34kg).
The dog, similar to a husky, is not a banned breed.