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03-01-2014 02:10 PM
Blitzkrieg1 My two cents... Get off youtube and go watch and train with some real dogs.. Its not black or white there is plenty of garbage and bs in both breeds. They are different dogs and have different strengths. Not sure what this thread is supposed to achieve.
03-01-2014 01:43 PM
Originally Posted by Blitzkrieg1 View Post
I train with one that would jump the
03-01-2014 01:56 AM

Just an awesome tribute. Love the GSD in the first clip.

Has some Mals/Dutchies in it.

The first clip of the Mal wasn't even behaving too well, he couldn't even bite down right.
02-28-2014 11:43 PM
Chicagocanine I'm not really a fan of Malis, if I was going to pick a Belgian dog it'd probably be a Laekenois or maybe a Terv.
02-28-2014 11:25 PM
Originally Posted by Zahnburg View Post
I train with one that would jump the
02-28-2014 10:36 PM
Zahnburg Nice!
02-28-2014 10:25 PM
onyx'girl Art posted this in the wrong thread so I'm sharing it here
02-28-2014 10:18 PM
Baillif Meh. I know a few mals stupid enough to do that kind of thing, but I know just as many who would either find the gate or go straight over the top of the fence.
02-28-2014 10:07 PM
Nigel This is an old post from a police forum I had read, just wondering what those familiar with mals think of his description in this post? Here's a link to the thread as well. Belgian Malinois vs german shepherd...

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I once experienced what I think is a good contrast of the breeds. One training day we had the agitator standing behind a chainlink fence with an open gate a few feet away. The fense was inside a building (Picture our usual wharehouse training locations) and it had a 6" pole on one side with about a 3" gap betweeen the pole and a wall. The dogs came from the pole side so the 3" gap is what they saw first. I agitated for most of it and we ran I think about 8 dogs through it. Half and half GSD and BM.

Every BM saw me through the 3" gap and shot straight at me. The pole stoppped forward progress and the BM started barking and crying. No matter what I did I could not get the BM off the gap and over to the open gate. I even walked to the open gate and waved at the dog. I had to finally walk out of the gate to get the dog to stop trying to force through the gap.

Every shephard looked at me saw the gap, looked around for the open gate, ran through the gate and made a chew toy out of me.

I think a lot of people think the BM bites harder but in my experience (4 years of agitating never a handler) the BM hits harder in a muzzle but the actual bite was a mixed bag, some GSD bit just as hard or harder, no real pattern either way. I think a BM is prbable liklier to stay on the bite while a GSD is likelier to corn cob or look for a bettter body part, which can lead to multiple bites.
Last edited by Garbage Man; 07-16-2010 at 06:03 PM.
Originally Posted by FJDave
GM, you have just set the bar that much higher for the rest of us in our witty, sarcastic responses. I yield to you! Good job, kind Sir!

"I have loved justice and hated iniquity, therefore I die in exile."

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02-28-2014 01:20 PM
Originally Posted by mycobraracr View Post
Mals mature faster so they can get longer working life out of them and mals are cheaper. With any type of government, the contracts go to the lowest bidder. Also look closer to the current trends. All the PD's I know are heading back to mostly GSD's. I know my local PD had some bad incidents with mals/dutchies do to some of the issues I've mentioned earlier in this thread.
Yup, my hubbies department refuses to use mals. I also know of two other departments that switched back to GSDs after trying a few mals. You are also 100% correct about the lowest bidder. I was just talking with a department head about this, he said he sees a lot of trainers pushing mal's because of how cheap they can get them. He also made a comment that he hasn't been impressed with how well they "hold up." He said they seem to have to retire sooner because their bodies don't hold up as long. I don't know how anecdotal that was, but thought it was interesting. His department has GSDs.
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