Tundra is one of those dogs. A quote from Hudson Stuck in 1914 says it all I think. "The Malamute is affectionate and faithful and likes to be made a pet of, but he is very jealous and an incorrigible fighter. He has little of the fawning submissiveness of pet dogs "outside," but is independent and self-willed and apt to make a troublesome pet. However, pets that give little trouble seldom give much pleasure."
I love this dog for all that she is.