the one thing I do really love is they are so great with kids [quote]
Oh yeah, gotta second that. The malamutes we boarded were full-grown but still youngish, and at the time me and my older sis were about 9 and 11 years old. The dogs absolutely loved playing with us, and would play with the horses, too. My sis and I would hook them up to a sled and say 'mush!' and they'd turn around and run back to us to lick our faces. So my older sister, in her devious ways, told me 'run in front of them so they'll chase you, then I'll run and they can pull you on the sled.' So I'd run my legs off, then when it was my turn on the sled, she'd go inside for hot chocolate.