Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central Florida
I have, a few times.
At training, we also work the police K9s. About 3 months ago, we had a new guy join us with his new partner that was imported from Holland. He's a Mali/GSD cross.
His body looks Mali, his head is a bit more GSD looking (but proportionate), his eyes have the GSD look but with the intensity of the Mali, his coat is a basically the same as a tight/short coat WL GSD, and his color is dark sable. He's smaller too... about 65lbs at around 24". Easy to carry, fast and agile on his feet. He doesn't miss anything.
The litter was bred for Police and Military dogs. I have to say, it's not normally a mix I'd really look at, but this dog is awesome. He's got the gentle nature of the GSD when not working, but when it's time to gear up.... he's a force to recon with. What makes him even more awesome is the fact that he takes the intensity of the Mali WITH the stability and loyalty of the GSD. He's literally the best of both breeds, which equals one heck of an awesome working dog.
Not saying I would suggest this mix, and I really have no time invested in researching them.... I've just seen a few nice ones here in my training group. I'm sure though, it could also be playing with fire. The worst of both breeds put together in a litter of 8-10 would be the apocalypse.
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