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Belgian Shepherd Malinois (medium coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Roxanne Sandt - Coordinator

About Bam/Luke - TX

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 350.00
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
  • Eye Color: Copper
  • Ear Type: Erect
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 45 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 55 Pounds
  • Current Age: 4 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Luke (former known as Bam) needs someone with a calm demeanor that is willing to work diligently to help him reach his full potential. It's likely his original owners did not give him the guidance he needed in his early developmental periods, as it took him quite a while to begin trusting that not all interactions would result in some form of punishment.  If he thinks he's in trouble, his crate is his safe haven and he will retreat there when under pressure.

Luke can easily become overly excited by horseplay amongst unfamiliar people in a closed setting, or during brief chaotic moments around other dogs so a home with young children, chaotic households, small dogs or cats is not recommended. He  can be standoffish when meeting new dogs like at the dog park and can show aggression.  Luke will have to be properly and slowly introduced to other dogs in the family and may be happier in an only dog setting or with an extremely mellow older dog.

Luke is a Malinois and his sensitivity to correction requires a soft hand that will lead him while allowing him get acquainted with his surroundings. He doesn't pull on leash, but is often times becoming frightened by passing traffic mid-stride.

He is extremely loving and wants nothing more than to be given affection, he will melt into you and then smother you at any chance he gets. He knows basic commands such as sit, lay-down, and shake. His most common displacement move is to spin quickly in circles or to stand up and beg with both paws. He's got the personality of a puppy and has shown that any investment of your time in him will be rewarded with extreme loyalty and love. He's a clean slate that deserves to be someone's best friend, as long as they're willing to go the extra mile to first earn his trust.

He doesn't show interest in strangers, but he is distrusting of new people so proper introductions will be important. After assimilating to his environment he comes out of his shell, and is happy to have them join his pack. We believe that the best fit for him is a single individual or a couple with or without other dogs. A family with small children or adolescents without experience with the breed is not recommended unless they're understanding of his needs.

Luke/Bam is full of temperament that sometimes borders on nervousness, this won't be an issue if things are taken slow with him. He does not resource guard, and doesn't show food aggression, treat training is/will be the most effective method for learning new things. He retrieves when it's 1-on-1, but when other dogs are present he will not as he doesn't want anyone else to get his toy from him.

His recall off leash is good without distractions present and he is very good on leash, at stores like Home Depot or Lowe's, he does not pull and doesn't need corrective measures to get him there. He can sit calmly by at places such as Starbucks and his comfort zone is about 10ft from repetitive stimuli such as entrances to buildings.

He has never destryoed anything in the house, or outside, he prefers tough chews like his benebone. He has potential for obedience work. 

If you want to apply for  this  dog, click here: Adoption Application 


More about Bam/Luke - TX

Good with Some Dogs (No small dogs), Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Quiet, Requires a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Timid, Affectionate, Not good with small dogs

Sponsors: Coordinator - Roxanne Sandt

ABMR thanks you for taking the time to look at our malinois available for adoption. 

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