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brindledog
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Tell us about yourself: I love Shepherds- German, Dutch and Belgian. I recently lost my 16.5 y/o GSD mix and was hoping to find a GSD or DS mix. I totally lucked out in finding Grendel, a DS/GSD mix at 9.5 weeks old. She was filthy and flea-ridden, but still the cutest, craziest thing ever. She's going to live up to her name! First dog I've had that I've actually seen the parents and definitely know what she is!

Grendel the great.

Post by brindledog » Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:48 am

My tiny brindle dog gets compliments everywhere. I joke that she can act like a total douche and get away with it due to the Naomi Campbell effect. I think she's looking more GSD these days, but we are stopped nearly daily by people asking if she's a mal and/or "where'd' she get that striped coat?!"

For the record, she has not grown in height at all since 6 months. She will be 8 months this week. She's tiny but very, very athletic. I love seeing her leap!
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Tell us about yourself: Hilde is a rescue that we suspect is at least partially Dutch Shepherd.
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Re: Grendel the great.

Post by racingiron1 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:13 pm

Great pictures! Looks like she's having a great time exploring. She doesn't look so small, but maybe that's just the lack of familiar objects in those shots. Hilde is also tiny: 19", ~38lbs. I was approached once by a couple of LEOs asking if she was a "mini-Mal". I can see with Grendel's predominantly fawn coat getting the Mal question, but Hilde is clearly dark and brindle-y. Maybe in the K9 world the DS are just lumped in with Mals for simplicity?
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Tell us about yourself: I love Shepherds- German, Dutch and Belgian. I recently lost my 16.5 y/o GSD mix and was hoping to find a GSD or DS mix. I totally lucked out in finding Grendel, a DS/GSD mix at 9.5 weeks old. She was filthy and flea-ridden, but still the cutest, craziest thing ever. She's going to live up to her name! First dog I've had that I've actually seen the parents and definitely know what she is!

Re: Grendel the great.

Post by brindledog » Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:54 pm

Thanks!

Yeah, the lack of familiar objects probably is part of it. And honestly, she's not tiny like chihuahua size! Just tiny in comparison to any DS or GSD I've ever seen.

Her trainer said it's very common in working dog community to refer to DS as a mal. I don't know if that's a local thing or not. As for Grendel's coat - I think the brindle is much more apparent in person (in dog?). People are always saying "wow, I've never seen a brindle GSD!" Or that they didn't know mals came in brindle. :P
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Personally I didn't realize mals were such a hot item until I got Grendel. People seem really impressed with the idea of a malinois. When I say DS, I get funny looks like they think I'm making up a breed!

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Re: Grendel the great.

Post by Dutchringgirl » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:42 am

I dont see any GSD in there but a very light brindle. if she didnt have stripes I would say she is a Mal
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Tell us about yourself: Over the past 25 years I shared my life with a Rott, two Akitas, and a Shepherd/Husky mix. I now have my first Dutch Shepherd. Lexi was born in early September 2014. She is great in so many different ways but I could use advice from some been there done that DS owners.

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Post by k9lexi » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:53 pm

She is awesome looking!

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Re: Grendel the great.

Post by Tennessee3 » Sat May 12, 2018 2:44 pm

Lol

I’ve never in my life heard of a dog named Grendel, before I named my pup that. Now there’s two on this tiny forum :lol:

She’s beautiful :DSlove:
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Millie WLGSD in training for Schutzhund 5/27/17 & Grendel KNPV lines Malinois same + PP work 2/15/18

...... Mals are tan dutchies, right?

https://www.instagram.com/nick_millie_and_grendel/

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Tell us about yourself: I love Shepherds- German, Dutch and Belgian. I recently lost my 16.5 y/o GSD mix and was hoping to find a GSD or DS mix. I totally lucked out in finding Grendel, a DS/GSD mix at 9.5 weeks old. She was filthy and flea-ridden, but still the cutest, craziest thing ever. She's going to live up to her name! First dog I've had that I've actually seen the parents and definitely know what she is!

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Post by brindledog » Sat May 12, 2018 8:52 pm

Thanks. I don't think Mals are tan Dutchies. Though it depends on what "expert" one asks. Since you're on this forum, I'm not sure if your statement was in jest or not.
My girl is only half DS. As she's gotten older (she's 2.5 now), the GSD has really come out in her form. She has noticeable roaching and coat much more like a GSD (more of a fanned tail, longer hair), and her mask has faded alot.
But she has lived up to her name- despite lots of training, she can be quite the terror when it comes to other dogs and strangers. She's way smaller than my mal, but much scarier. On the plus side, she has shown herself to be quite protective, which surprised me. We had a recent encounter with some drunk guys on the street, and both my dogs just stood there, but when the guy became threatening, Grendel actually got between us and lunged at the guy. Clearly scared the hell out of him, caused him to jumped back and yell about my crazy dogs. She then stayed between us and didn't let him get any closer. Meanwhile my Mal just stood there watching like it was a big party. :P Neither has any protection or real bitework training, so I really didn't expect anything from either of them, which made her behavior both a surprise and a comfort.

Crazy girl. She's often a major PITA, but also fun to work with on tricks and various stunts. She can scale a 6' fence pretty easily, and recently has been scaring me when she goes after squirrels in the yard, because she has almost jumped our 7' fence. She stays put if I'm there, but will do just about anything to get to me if she thinks I'm leaving.

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Re: Grendel the great.

Post by Tennessee3 » Sat May 12, 2018 9:17 pm

@brindledog

Yeah that’s a joke, I wanted a DS which is why I joined the forum. The wife talked me into a Mal. But I like it here, good people on this forum who get working dogs and I’m always learning something new. So I turned the Dutchies are brindle Mals thing around for laughs :D
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Millie WLGSD in training for Schutzhund 5/27/17 & Grendel KNPV lines Malinois same + PP work 2/15/18

...... Mals are tan dutchies, right?

https://www.instagram.com/nick_millie_and_grendel/

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