Sarah wrote:The only Malinois I know that I really like is my friend's dog, Seeker. (U-CD Ch Carousel's Wild Adventure CDX RN MX MXJ NF CGC ROM 1). He has a lovely outgoing temperament, and works as her service dog. His first time as her service dog on a plane was flying to either Westminster or the Eukanuba thing, I can't remember which, but she was concerned that he was too young, but he behaved perfectly. He does usually get up and put his paws on my shoulders when he sees me, but I encourage it, so it's not bad behavior.
However, she has another Malinois now, related to Seeker, who is about Pirate's age, and I wasn't impressed when I met him. Spooky little thing, getting scared & aggressive about the other dogs at the agility trial we were at. An outdoor trial, it shouldn't have been that stressful. I'm so used to my cheerful, easy going SBTs, that behavior really startled me. The Mal pup was scared of Pirate, his own age and smaller than him. He growled at Pirate, and Pirate just went "yeah, whatever", and continued on his way. Nicely illustrating for me why I'm a fan of the bull breeds.
Is the new pup also a Carousel dog? I've really been impressed with her dogs. Great temperaments! Many have gone on to be therapy dogs, even. THAT is the temperament I want in my next dog. An outgoing Harry would be the ultimate dog, IMO.