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  1. #1431
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockednlocked View Post
    I am very pro-malinois and can’t imagine not having one but I caution people all the time that they are a challenge!
    I was very lucky my first one was an adult dog and by malinois standards very mello but he is still a commitment in required mental and physical stimulation. I work my dogs a lot and they still are never going to be trustworthy in some situations. There are a lot of malinois’ in rescue right now do to a lack of structure and outlet for their energy and drive some of these would be great “starter” mals but line up resources for training and tips and tricks prior to getting one to avoid disaster.
    Your dogs look great—handsome ones over there. I love that shepherd look (then there's my wife, who likes small dogs but also likes larger ones—I simply won't consider getting a little one). And yeah, if we ever get a Malinois, it'll be a number of years from now, when I have more time to work them. We could likely do a GSD a little sooner, but for now, we need a chill hiker and lounger.

  2. #1432
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    I don’t see Boxers getting enough love in this thread! We have a black (super sealed brindle) male and he goes bonkers guarding house, is scary looking (I think being black a lot of folks have no clue what he is), is great with my sons, and has finally gotten calmer at close to 2. Only draw back is he goes nuts when my son and I wrestle, and he is a wrestler so this happens often. He loves that boy deeply. The breeder’s website below as my picture posting game sucks

    https://riverlaneblackboxers.com/

  3. #1433
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinboysdad View Post
    I don’t see Boxers getting enough love in this thread! We have a black (super sealed brindle) male and he goes bonkers guarding house, is scary looking (I think being black a lot of folks have no clue what he is), is great with my sons, and has finally gotten calmer at close to 2. Only draw back is he goes nuts when my son and I wrestle, and he is a wrestler so this happens often. He loves that boy deeply. The breeder’s website below as my picture posting game sucks

    https://riverlaneblackboxers.com/
    I have heard they have great personalities, albeit they need to be socialized and exercised well. I wish our apartment complex didn't have such extensive breed restrictions. I'm trying to figure out how to sneak in a well-behaved GSD or something similar. They look awfully distinctive, though, and we have to provide a picture of the dog to the complex management.

  4. #1434
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    Back when the world was young, and we scuffed through dry leaves in the crisp fall weather, I was on my way to Happy Herbie's English class on the second floor of Heimlich Hall when a brown Boxer came up alongside me and escorted me upstairs. Soundless and heedless of others, he lay down on the worn wooden boards next to my seat. I watched out of the corner of my eye as the dust motes danced around him in golden sunlight. After class he walked me downstairs and left me outside.

    He showed up again next class, and the one after that, and the one after that, for about a week and a half. The routine was the same. No one in class, not even Happy Herbie, mentioned or acknowledged him.

    Then one day, he didn't show. And I never saw him again.

    I still wonder. And I have loved Boxers ever since.
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