Malinois color change and puppy training Questions

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    Malinois color change and puppy training

    I have finally bought my maligator puppy. He's been with me for 2 weeks now, he is 10weeks old. I am interested if any of you can predict His adult color because he has changed a lot in the past 2 weeks. We have already started obedience too, clicker training with a box (sit, stand, down is already a thing) and working with his drives. So I am interested in any links, videos, training material, books etc, basically anything that can be helpful. He is going to be a "low level" working dog, which means i 'd like to do IPO with him, but also a family dog, I can not stand watching him staying in the crate and only taking him out for work.

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    Hello - may I please ask what on earth is a "maligator"? Is it a cross between a Malinois and an Alligator?
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    Yeah exactly :) . It is a quite common thing to call them maligators or Landsharks since their life is chewing, biting, eating and sleeping. But can you help me with training tips (we are visiting a training centre 3times a week) or the color change?
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    Oh wow - learn something new everyday.

    I never knew a Belgian Malinois was known as a maligator or Landshark.

    I wonder why?
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    Gsd's are also called landsharks, this is a typical Gsd puppy and they make that noise :lol:
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    He doesn't look like a blue in that pic.

    if you just search IPO/Schutzhund in Google or YouTube, you will find what you need.

    These sites might help http://www.myschutzhundlife.com/resources

    http://www.schutzhundvillage.com/arminhome.html
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    Apart from the pedigree UK registered Griffons I used to breed, I have only had mutts [sorry Tikva, you are a cross-breed not a mutt].

    Hence my confusion about a maligator :oops:

    Sometimes, many times, I can and am so ignorant.
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    Yeah, this is why :) in Europe they are also called raptors. I have experience with GSDs and dobermans, it is quite challenging to train this little devil, but I love every moment of it. It is just that I hear really different opinions on the color and training even in the training club we belong to. I have started clicker training and box training with him, offleash, searched YouTube, just curious if anyone has anything to share. I am eager to learn
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    No, he is not the one from my previous topic. I have chosen him from a different litter because he is better both in temperament, both in genetics. Just interested in the possible changes because for 10years I had GSDs and dobermans (still) and my working line GSDs have changed a lot in their coats (length and color) same applies to BSDs I think and this pup has quite a lot faded black on the back, legs, neck and stomach so it makes meg curious
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    It happens with all of us :) I think as a good breeder or trainer it is important to learn new things even if it's just a funny name-game
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    Gosh thought i was going colour blind for a moment :lol:
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    I thought I was going crazy!
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    Oh no, I have consulted with our trainer, had some temperament tests done, and at the end this pup literally chewed himself into my heart. When the breeder let them out he grabbed at my knee and held on to it no matter what. He fought his littermates off. He was the most dominant of all. So he basically chose me. The pups in the blue litter had less drive, they were scaredy when I met them in person, not a good material for a working puppy, and also the color...which to be honest, I do not really care about as long as the pup has everything I am looking for, but they didn't... I do not want a dog with temperament and behaviour problems, my rescue doberman is enough of that :)

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