She is an absolutely awesome dog. Incredibly smart, quick witted and fast.
@Willy: how do you like the Mali experience so far?
Gotta say I'm loving it! I'll admit that as he grows, I think his head is looking more and more shepherd-ish. But size and conformation wise, he looks very malinois. Unfortunately, while I have three local Mals to compare him to- they are all female. His head simply doesn't look like a female Mal head at all.
I'd like to DNA him to see, but truthfully I'd be a bit bummed if it came back with no Mal content. I think I prefer just assuming his size, conformation, drive, energy, and general appearance are all fitting for a Mal and enjoying him as is. He's funny, cuddly, ULTRA fast at everything he does, generally settles pretty well assuming he's been exercised, is rather good at learning new things, etc. I am really loving him and the experience!
And I have to say- comparing my Mali boy to my GSD girl- it's hard for me to imagine having a GSD over a Mal in the future given what I'm into
. I still think Shepherds absolutely rock, but man alive- Jinks is faster, smaller, more agile, and lighter than Pimg. He's exactly what I was hoping for in a future agility dog. The more I see GSDs lately, the more I realize just how BIG they are. Bigger is not always better! (Which I will say- I really
liked the size of the Zu Treuen Handen bitches I've seen.)