Thank you about our Belgian Malinois. We are dedicated “fanciers” who participate in various dog-related events. We breed very occasionally to produce what we believe to be quality Malinois that conform to the breed standard, are intelligent, and able to do what the Mal was meant to do -WORK! We also focus on doing all we can to produce physically and mentally sound dogs.
Through competitions, seminars and membership in the national Breed Club (American Belgian Malinois Club, the American Working Malinois Association), we are exposed to other points of view, educational programs, updated rules and regulations and more importantly have an opportunity to share concerns, information and ideas with other concerned and knowledgeable dog people.
When we have litters, we make sure our puppies are sold to loving committed homes. We do our best to screen the owners to ensure a good match between the puppy and the buyer. Before the puppy leaves our home, it has been well care for and socialized. The puppy does not go to its new owner as a trained, well-mannered finished product. It is up to the puppy buyer to complete the job we have started. The new owner is responsible for the further development of the puppy’s personality, through structured discipline, training, guidance, and love. In an effort to ensure that our puppies are going to receive the love and care they will require throughout their lives, we ask all potential buyers to complete this questionnaire. If you wish to be put on our waiting list you must complete and return the questionnaire to us.
All of our pet puppies are sold on a Limited Registration–without exception, which means that if the dog is bred, the resulting offspring will not be recognized or registerable with the AKC. Pet puppies are required to be spayed/neutered by 3 years of age. As much as possible we attempt to evaluate each puppy’s personality by observing him or her during his or her development. And as much as possible we attempt to match the puppy to the buyer to produce the best fit of puppy and family. In other words, we will pick what we feel is the best puppy for you based on your questionnaire answers.
Prior to taking the puppy home you will be given information on training and care of your puppy and a list of the proper equipment and supplies to obtain prior to bringing your puppy home. At the time you purchase your puppy you will be given a completed sales agreement (which you must sign), we will fill out the AKC papers, parents OFA certifications, our health records, the puppy’s microchip information as well as any additional information that we feel may be needed.
We make every effort to ensure that our puppies are free from inherited defects, by screening perspective breeding stock for those problems common to our breed. However due to complex genetic interactions and environmental factors’ beyond our control we cannot guarantee that a puppy purchased from us will be free of genetic disorders.
We also use the Puppy culture program and avi dog to give puppies a head start, as well as expose the puppies to many protein sources. They are temperament and tested for herding aptitude at 8 weeks.The litter will also be structurally evaluated and puppies will be placed based on said evaluations. I also OFA eyes before they go home.
Please research the Malinois before wanting to buy one. Do not make the mistake of buying ANY puppy on impulse. It could be the worse mistake of your life, and cost you and the puppy months of sorrow. A puppy is a cute little bundle of fur. A Mal is only a cute little puppy for a few short weeks. Very quickly, it becomes a big teen-aged dog who has a great sense of humor, and boundless energy. Do not expect a Malinois to be a mature dog for two to five years. Do expect to spend a good amount of your time troubleshooting many “growing-up” issues, including training and every day living with your Malinois. And finally, please understand that the Malinois is not the dog for everyone! It was bred to be a working dog, not a couch potato! If you don’t find a job for them, they will find a job for themselves, which sometimes, you may not like.