Another breed that is not good around young children is the Alaskan Malamute. The Alaskan Malamute was bred to live in harsh and cold environments. Dog experts also say that they are very hard to train, particularly if they see signs of weakness in their owner. There have been many cases of Alaskan Malamutes attacking young children and even adults. Another problem with Alaskan Malamutes is that they tend to shed a lot of hair, which is particularly problematic if one of your family members is asthmatic.