With unquestioning loyalty they have helped their masters survive and prosper in the Last Frontier for countless generations. They have more than proved their worth through the years - herding, racing, hauling, hunting, rescuing and protecting. Machinery and new technologies have enhanced human life but dogs nonetheless remain a key part of the Arctic survival kit as man's best friend. 'Alaska Dogs' features five Alaskan dog breeds to explore the relationship with man through the history of the forty-ninth State of the USA. From the Karelian Bear dogs that protect against bears, to the Malamutes that haul heavy sleds one thousand miles over ice and snow, meet the dogs that shape modern Alaska.