So CCK9 respects the fact that not all of our clients prefer a German shepherd as a personal protection dog. I often receive calls requesting information regarding Belgian Malinois as well as Dutch shepherds.
It seems every time I turn on the television, there is a show or documentary regarding the military and police department’s use of the highly intelligent Belgian Malinois. The extended media attention and availability of information have increased the demand for “Mals” from civilians as well.
One of the main reasons some clients request Malinois dogs is that they have a shorter coat, and therefore shed less. This is true. Don’t be concerned that their short coat won’t allow them to acclimatize though; generations in the wet, windy climate of Holland makes them highly adaptable. Robust in many ways, they also experience less health problems than Dobermans or Rottweilers.
We at CCK9 are particular about the Belgian Malinois we supply our clients with. Individual genetics are the most important factor; we carefully select each dog by looking into his or her background. All of our dogs are purebred. We source most from Holland instead of France. French “Mals” don’t meet size standards and do not possess the guard drive necessary for defense. This is why they are often trained for French Ring Sport (at which they excel) due to their high degree of prey drive. Their temperament is not balanced and the average family would have a difficult time dealing with their off-the-wall frantic energy.
A CCK9 Belgian Malinois, however, must live up to our citeria. Levelheaded, emotionally stable, and aesthetically pleasing with a dense bone structure are just a few phrases to describe our extraordinary dogs. Their balance is such that we never have issues with placing two or more males together in the same household. Animal aggression is strictly not tolerated for any reason with any of our dogs. In fact, I have a male German shepherd and male Belgian Malinois (along with my female shepherd) who all live peacefully in my household.
We are willing to obtain a sporting dog from France if our client desires, but we always ensure that they understand that French bred Mals are not suitable protection dogs. We also have our own line of outstanding dogs and currently have Belgian Malinois puppies available for reservation. All are qualified for our Level III program.
CCK9 does everything it can to ensure that our dogs have the proper background and genetics to do their primary job: protect.
The work that we do at CCK9 is unique and very special. As a rule, we usually do not release videos showing training. However, in this case we have made an exception. Our most recent litter of Belgian Malinois puppies are everything we were expecting and more. They are the product of breeding Cindy and Ducko, both Level III personal protection dogs. The above video shows Brutus taking a bite and holding onto a bite suit. He is only 5 weeks old. The other pups from this litter are also highly intelligent and are learning at the same level. As we have said before, genetics are a major factor in producing top notch, highly intelligent protection dogs. We took into account the genetics of both of the parents and grandparents in planning this litter. All will be suitable to train for our Level III program.
In my industry, you’ll hear a lot of people refer to training as “working the dog”.While possibly offensive to those not in the field, the terms “train” and “work” are commonly used interchangeably.
Sometimes, though, people will ask if dogs actually see personal protection training as “work”.Here is what they really are asking:do dogs enjoy being trained?
The answer is an unequivocal YES!
It takes a special dog to do personal protection and service work.Only the top 1% of dogs actually qualify for our rigorous program.Being so selective serves two purposes.First, it is important that a dog possesses all of the genetics, natural talents, abilities necessary to finish the program.It is nearly impossible to train a dog to completion without the proper attributes.In fact, trying to force a dog into something it isn’t ready or willing to do is like pushing a rock uphill.Secondly, training is a time and labor-intensive endeavor; our dogs all have years and years of training behind them. We are extremely selective when choosing puppies because we really want the dog to complete the program.
Every dog is born with a purpose. Most dogs will become family pets and companions.However, there are a few that are simply born with everything that it takes to do protection work.Just like humans enjoy developing their talents, dogs born with the desire and intelligence to protect enjoy the challenges of fine tuning their given abilities.These simply aren’t the type of dogs who would prefer to lie in the sun all day.They would rather be practicing their bite work or learning commands, tracking or testing their agility on the course.They need stimulus.I would not allow a dog to continue in our program if he or she seemed reluctant, uncomfortable, or disagreeable.It is not good for the dog or for our clients or for us either.
My motto is “do what you love”.This is why I am a protection dog trainer.Our dogs express the same sentiment, not in words but when they complete their agility training for the day and are still ready for more or when they execute a command without the expectation of anything more than verbal praise.
I have a job to do but it doesn’t feel like work because I enjoy it and it is my purpose in life.My dogs? They feel exactly the same way.
Without a doubt one of the most asked questions we get has to do with how protection dogs behave toward children.Without hesitation, the answer is “terrific”.Children and dogs have a fantastic connection with each other.
One of the most prominent differences between canines and wolves is that while wolves shun humans, dogs embrace them.This relationship is especially emphasized when one observes how dogs behave around children.Children are high energy, excitable and have a high-pitched, non-threatening voice.These qualities remind dogs of when they themselves where puppies, having fun in the whelping box with their littermates.Thus, dogs rarely see children as threatening.The feeling the dog has is much like how most humans feel when they see a baby.
Dogs have such a strong desire to bond with children that they will not hesitate in situations where they otherwise would.For instance, dogs are naturally leery of new surfaces and may hesitate at first to step on asphalt or sand.However, if a child is in a sandbox the puppy will step onto the sand without delay because the puppy’s desire to bond outweighs the risk of experiencing an unknown surface.
This relationship is highlighted every time we have a new litter.Our German Shepherd puppies, Dutch Shepherd puppies and most recent litter of Belgian Malinois puppies start to socialize with children very soon after birth.The puppies love the interaction and are happy and exhausted once the children leave.These same feelings continue into adulthood and are part of the reason that protection dogs are excellent for families with children or for specific child protection work.In addition, since dogs do not view children as threats, you never have to worry about your personal protection dog becoming defensive if your children are roughhousing or playing together.
We have zero tolerance for aggression toward children; none of the dogs we sell would ever feel defensive toward a child. Actually, their instinct to guard a child is higher than for an adult.This is why personal protection dogs are an excellent choice when considering security options for your family.CCK9 offers a popular child protection program. The second best thing to a mother’s protection, our dogs will safeguard your child in all situations.In the few instances where your child may be alone or you may be distracted, the child protection dog will be alert to any danger.If a predator or unknown person should attempt to touch or accost your child or children, the dog is trained to get in between them and bark in a threatening manner.In addition to other commands, our dogs are trained to assist in child rescue if there is ever a need.
Considering the security that trained dogs can and are eager to provide, it’s no wonder that dogs are called “man’s best friend”.
Our most recent litter was the result of breeding two extraordinary Level III Belgian Malinois, Cindy and Ducko.The offspring turned out to be everything we expected and more.
We start our pups in training at 5 weeks of age.It is at this point that they are introduced to wearing a collar and lead.To make sure they are well socialized, we take them everywhere- crowded streets, to the store, parks- so they are exposed to as many people and different surfaces as possible. The pups are also exposed to children and other animals. This sets a great foundation for the future since we have zero tolerance for child or animal aggression.
Today ushered in their first experience on the agility course!Their performance could not have been better.They enjoyed it and we enjoyed it knowing that, just like their parents, these pups will be well suited for high-end personal protection, military or law enforcement work.
Contact us if you have any questions or are interested in obtaining a Belgian Malinois for your home or business.
The Belgian malinois litter was born March 20, 2009.
She had five big pups, 4 Male & 1 Female.
We still have 3 available, first pick, second pick, fifth pick.
They are all BIG, with large heads, great bone density.
Photo taken at 3 day of age.
The pups will be suitable for high end law enforcement, tactical military work, or top level personal protection dogs.
Keeping protection dogs and family pets healthy is always a top concern for owners. But what happens when our good intentions actually end up hurting our best friends? In a recent study at the University of Wisconsin, researchers found that vets and dog owners all over the country may be over-vaccinating dogs and causing health problems. Basically, in an effort to make their pets healthy, people may actually be making them sick.
Dr. Ronald Schultz, a pathobiological scientist at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine has been studying canine vaccines for nearly forty years. In his research, he has found that immunities can last an entire lifetime in canines. This means that quite possibly, people only need to vaccinate their dogs one time, instead of the yearly vaccinations that many family pets and protection dogs now receive.
The annual vaccinations are usually comprised of a single shot that includes vaccines for over 16 different canine diseases such as Lyme disease, parvovirus, distemper and more. The rabies shot is often given every three to five years, but Dr. Schultz’s findings also show that this may be over-vaccinating dogs as well. He has studied the antibody levels in dogs as they progress through their lifetimes, and his data has shown that the dogs retain their immunities to these diseases for many years, sometimes even until natural death.
Over-vaccinating dogs can lead to side effects like skin problems, allergic reactions and even autoimmune disease. Dr. Schultz’s research is becoming widely acknowledged by vets across the country, who are rethinking the annual schedule of vaccinations. His results could lead to cheaper vet visits and healthier pets and protection dogs.