by Dpikutic on 07 February 2016 - 17:02
I am getting a malinois puppy for me and my family. I am a very active guy, I know how to handle a dog, I am very familiar with malinois breed and I have enough time for a malinois on a daily basis. But I am not planning to compete in any dogsport. So, I want to find a breeder in Europe (as close to Croatia as possible) which can provide me a low-drive puppy. Maybe showline breed. I know that every breeder can recognize a low-drive puppy in his litter, but I suppose that there are blood lines that are calmer and have lower drive than typical working lines. So, I dont want to start a discussion about "malinators" and their working needs because I saw malinois dogs which are perfect family dogs and are perfect active family members. And for me, my wife and my 7-yr old daughter, the low(er)-drive puppy would be perfect.
Please, recommend me some breeders which you know that they have something I am looking for. I am getting the puppy in June.
Thank you very much,
greetings from Croatia!
by Koots on 07 February 2016 - 17:02
by Dpikutic on 07 February 2016 - 18:02
by Koots on 07 February 2016 - 23:02
by Dpikutic on 08 February 2016 - 10:02
Yes, Malinois. These two are beautiful, but she will be in apartment with us most of time (I have a backyard but we want her with us) so long hair is just something we would like to avoid.. So, low- drive female Malinois it is :-)
by Koots on 08 February 2016 - 18:02
by Jenni78 on 08 February 2016 - 20:02
I, too, have seen Mals who are perfectly fine in a household, when under the supervision of a competent handler...some of the hype about them is due to the imprinting and training done early on. Raised differently, imprinted differently, they can be fine for the active family who can provide a decent outlet.
by mccall malinois on 04 April 2016 - 19:04
by hntrjmpr434 on 04 April 2016 - 20:04
You sure you need a Mal?
Even low drive can still be a busy bee.
Large breed dog in apartment, especially a working breed, is a recipe for disaster IMO.
I have a NO drive female that STILL drives me crazy.
A low drive Mali doesn't mean it will be a dog with a good on/off switch.
Good luck with your search, although its a tall order to ask for.
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