Behind the Alaskan Malmute’s handsome face lies generations worth of enduring one of the most hostile environments on the planet—the Arctic. Hidden potential:
Jun Sunga, who’s been handling Malmutes since 2008, explains, “it’s not just the cold. They can actually survive with very little food.” Malmutes who’d serve as Eskimos’ pets needed to make do with scraps, as the good portions would go to their masters.”
Fun fact: The Star Wars series’ Chewbacca was actually inspired by George Lucas’s pet Malmute.