Life is about choices.
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.