This thread is for any admirers and owners of the dog breed near and dear to my heart, the Belgian Malinois. I have one at home that stays with my parents while I'm deployed.
His name is Ninja and he's sixteen months old. We got him as a puppy from Gatorland K9, a small-ish breeding program run by Ted Hoppe in Barberville, FL. He's had decades of experience with both GSD and Malinois. GSDs are his livelihood (his stock are almost exclusively European lines) but Malinois are his special passion.
I have to say mine is my special passion. He's a smart, intelligent, dog although my First Sergeant, having seen a picture of him I keep on my computer of Mom tucking him in with a blanket whenever it gets cold outside (Florida's occasional freezes at 40F), has said "LT you no longer have a dog but a baby sibling on the cheap."
Well since other posters have put posts to their chosen breeds up I figure I'll put one up for the Malinois...
I absolutely love and admire the Malinois breed. I have only officially met one, but that dog left me with very good impressions. However, I'm truthful enough with myself to know I won't be up to owning one anytime soon.