So, ive found 5 breeders of mals in Vic. Im starting close to home.
Only, when i check out the first malinios pup set, they are Turvs (which are one of the 4 kinds, not the one i want, weird squashed dome heads, and so straight in the leg, and on its toes, im kinda put off!
I check out what i think i want. A Belgium Malinois. And the photo is the same as the one in my head. the dogs that Nekhbet has shit loads of! Their back legs look normal to me. Like a shepherds feet, only cuter. And skinny as. So i check out the malinois videos, and I recognise 'that' thiness and i know what causes it - drive, and i am very excited by watching these dogs working. They really are special!
should i be allowed to have one of these?
Im out at the weekend, hunting some down. I want to get up close and watch em, and watch em get switched on/off, whilst out.
I check out another litter, and they are the right ones, but sold, but im thinking 2016 anyhow. I get the name of the dam and sire. And go hunting. I of course am not going to find. Here at zorgendorph kennels, we pride ourselves on having introduced HD ED problematic dogs. Or dogs of unsound character. So yeah, they are pedigree.
So then i start looking at who won what comps working, and these dogs ancestors names, where sparse on one side, and not a mention in other.
I feel like im stuck in some blind alley research, trying to find a working line, that is not overly priced, and is on the main register. < not sure why i need that, other than to keep my options open perhaps? Sposing i buy a dud? and it wont chase jack! God forbid another Brian! lol
It'll be my bad decision. Feels like a lot of responsibility now.
So i need to make a good decision.
Its early days, and a painful process, of scowering competition winners ancesters, and then trying to see if any of the ancesters match?
Ive seen a website, where they are truly littered with champions, but the prices are starting at $4000.
Ive seen sold on all adverts so far.
Perhaps i treat myself to a black standard poodle, a white standard poodle (cheap as chips), a licence and pop them in the back yard, and get me one of those piebald puppy ones!
But i just need a spot on a waiting list. As you have to put deposit on pup, decision time is before i get on any list.
It shows how old your dogs are, when the price of their replacements has doubled!
But a great line GSD would be dearer than a mal.
The search continues