Indy

DOB: January 8, 2016       AKC: pending

In late August 2016, we were asked if we could provide temporary foster for a Belgian Malinois that was in a local animal control shelter….and we did.  We were initially evaluating him for other potential adopters.  It became clear that he came to us sick and probably injured.  And while he seemed to have the drive to be a nice working dog, the extent of his injury and the effect that it may have on a working career wasn’t clear.  Ultimately we adopted Indy from the Malinois Ranch Rescue.

Indy has an amazing temperament and is a quick study. Currently he is in obedience training for the AKC CGC title, American Temperament Test Society’s TT test, SDA’s Family Obedience and IPO Begleithund (BH).

All of the test that he hopes to pass in the near future are obedience and temperament tests. The most challenging is the BH test. The obedience of the BH consists of on and off leash heeling exercises and a long down stay. During the temperament portion of the test, the dog’s behavior is evaluated under distractions including automobile traffic, joggers, and bikers passing by, a group of people crowding the dog, another dog walking by with the owner out of sight, etc. This assures that nervous, shy, or aggressive dogs are excluded from competition and from breeding. This also ensures that the tested dog possesses a stable, healthy temperament and is not a danger to humans.
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Indy has been feed a mostly raw diet since coming to live at Rott’n Manor. In addition to the meat & veggies, he receives a natural herbal supplement consisting of vitamins, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, trace elements, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, fiber, proteins, carbohydrates and other nutrients that occur naturally in the herbs. Nearly all of Indy’s leashes, tugs, & toys were purchased from Horton’s Quality K9.

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