Alaskan malamutes?

Hey, I've been thinking about getting a new dog, within the next couple years, and the Alaskan malamute breed sounds pretty good to me, but there are a few things I'd love to clear up; I want to get another dog to accompay ny labrador retriver, will a malamute be OK with another large dog? I live in the... show more Hey, I've been thinking about getting a new dog, within the next couple years, and the Alaskan malamute breed sounds pretty good to me, but there are a few things I'd love to clear up;
I want to get another dog to accompay ny labrador retriver, will a malamute be OK with another large dog?
I live in the UK, so temperatures are not like Alaska :), will it be OK for the malamute?
Do they have a very strong prey drive?
Do they like swimming/retreiving?
Would it be OK to leave one alone for about 3 hrs, then lunch, then 2/3 hours (with the lab)?

Sorry for so many questions, but I just dont want to rush into anything!
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