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Old April 30th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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GSD vs Belgian Malinois

When I purchased my baby, I was told by the breeder, he is a straight back GSD. Realizing there are many types but never heard that term before, I accepted it. I know you've had many forums from me complaining about his behavior, and how I'm at my wits end well... upon looking it up on the net, I found out my little GSD is not a GSD but a Belgian Malinois, in the GSD family but built for strength, and speed. I took my little angel out in a field in early February and he ran 50 feet ahead of me, stopped, turned around and made a bullet run right into me, and used me as a bowling pin. Good thing i'm not old enough yet for broken bones etc... he is extremely fast and needs the running space, we take him through the bushes allot and he will jump over ravines and jump through ponds. He looks like a miniature deer when he jumps. He is now 16 months old and on his hind legs, he can easily put his front paws on my shoulders for kisses.
A Belgian Malinois has a massive chest and a very tiny waste for speed and strength, they are the #1 Law enforcement dogs, recue, search, drug dogs, because they can get into the tiniest places with ease.
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Old April 30th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I've never seen a totally black Mal, but I suppose it's possible. My dog used to do that to me when she was a pup, up until about 2! She stopped pretty much when she discovered that Mom would side step just before she'd get to me...takes the fun out of using me as a launch pad! He is a gorgeous boy for sure!!
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Old April 30th, 2013, 10:10 PM
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Thank you Patty. Yes I'm anxious for the two mark. I wanted a black one. You cannot see him whatsoever in the dark, his eyes are dark brown. He clears park benches in one leap. This summer I will train him to climb a ladder and while on the roof, clean the eve throffs. He is very gentle when needed, my father has dementia and the dog knows to be real gentle and protective.
Would I get another one? Oh he'll no! But I will love and spoil this one FUREVER!
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Old May 1st, 2013, 09:28 AM
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Thank you Patty. Yes I'm anxious for the two mark. I wanted a black one. You cannot see him whatsoever in the dark, his eyes are dark brown. He clears park benches in one leap. This summer I will train him to climb a ladder and while on the roof, clean the eve throffs. He is very gentle when needed, my father has dementia and the dog knows to be real gentle and protective.
Would I get another one? Oh he'll no! But I will love and spoil this one FUREVER!
If your dog can't be seen in the dark maybe you should think of buying him a collar that glow in the dark so people will be able to see the collar if he run into the road.
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Old May 1st, 2013, 10:01 AM
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Thank you BarkingDog.

I wanted a black one for protection first and foremost, people breaking into homes cannot see him in the dark or if they get into the backyard. He is not loose unless he's in the bushes with us. I live on a cul de sac which has only 5 homes, he has never left the front yard, he will run around the cars, and go to the sidewalk but has always turned around to be with us. I would never jeapordize his life or well being. I've invested too much in him and want him around for a very LONG time. Thank you for being concerned and some typical owners that would be very good advic

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Old May 1st, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Some people are afraid of black dogs , I had a black Standard Poodle and some people would back away from him when he tried to hug them. So just having a black dog should keep some people away.


http://www.startseeingblackdogs.com/...id=9&Itemid=12

black dog syndrome is common in the states , I am not sure if this is true in Canada too.
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Old May 19th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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When I purchased my baby, I was told by the breeder, he is a straight back GSD. Realizing there are many types but never heard that term before, I accepted it. I know you've had many forums from me complaining about his behavior, and how I'm at my wits end well... upon looking it up on the net, I found out my little GSD is not a GSD but a Belgian Malinois, in the GSD family but built for strength, and speed. I took my little angel out in a field in early February and he ran 50 feet ahead of me, stopped, turned around and made a bullet run right into me, and used me as a bowling pin. Good thing i'm not old enough yet for broken bones etc... he is extremely fast and needs the running space, we take him through the bushes allot and he will jump over ravines and jump through ponds. He looks like a miniature deer when he jumps. He is now 16 months old and on his hind legs, he can easily put his front paws on my shoulders for kisses.
A Belgian Malinois has a massive chest and a very tiny waste for speed and strength, they are the #1 Law enforcement dogs, recue, search, drug dogs, because they can get into the tiniest places with ease.
You are sadly mistaken this is not a Belgian Malinois I have one this is a German Shepherd. Mine is Pure Bred I have posted a lot about him. You really should google this breed
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