I just got a new Mal puppy and was wondering if anyone knew about the Brindle coat. I've been told that it means he is not a full blooded Malinois. What do you all think? Mom and Dad are trained K-9 unit dogs and the brindle color came from Dad. I saw both parents and they are definitely Mals. We are also supposed to get papers within the month, though I'm just being curious about the coat color.
"If a dog represented as a Malinios is brindle (clear stripes of different colored hair) it is probably a Dutch Shepherd Dog or a mixed breed, although the possibility exists that it is a "throwback" to a common continental shepherd ancestor." Belgian Malinois
Ralphie - GSD, rescue, Gotcha Day 2/10/13 Nightshade - born 6/3/2003 - Domestic medium hair/Maine Coon mix (feline) James - Domestic short hair (feline), rescue, Gotcha Day 6/23/11
Thank you both! So I wonder if the puppies will be considered mixed or if the will be represented with the breed associated with the matching coat color since that's the only difference between the "breeds". Or maybe there is a more under lining difference since they decided to make a new name. Six pups turned out fawn the other three brindle. Quite interesting!