My brother and his wife have just volunteered as puppy raisers for our military! They picked up their Belgian Malinois pup today. He's 9 weeks old and a very confident little fellow. He is from the EE litter which is why they spell his name EElsen, but it's pronounced Elsen. This is a great program for a guy like my brother, who wants a Mal, but probably doesn't have the practical experience to know what it means to be owned by a Maligator.
EElsen will be staying with them for 4-6 months before going to the airbase to train as a "Guardian of the Night." Wish them luck. EElsen was already in another home, but it is suspected he was too much dog for this other family. They made a lot of excuses for not keeping him, but the topic of his extreme "confidence" came up a lot. If that turns out to the be the case for my brother, the team will come in to support him or place EElsen elsewhere if that's better for him. It sounds like a good training program. Anyway, here he is.