Almost any working breed dog, especially when a puppy or young adult, is not likely to be content laying around all day while it's owner works. These dogs need regular exercise and training especially in the first year or three of life, and even after that still need daily activity.
It would also be hard for any puppy to hold potty that long, so it would be better to have a way to be able to let the pup have a couple potty breaks during the day.
Malamutes can be pretty destructive if they are bored, under exercised or lonely.
Answered by paws4hisglory - 8/26/2011 3:09:30 PM