Bay Area German Shepherd Rescue
  • Male
  • Puppy
  • Adopted Oct 13, 2016
  • Good with Cats? Yes
  • Good with Dogs? Both
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Kona is a simply gorgeous 11 month old male Belgian Malinois, who weighs 75 pounds and is in the perfect lean Mal condition!

He is a wonderful dog, good with all dogs AND cats!

His owners are surrendering him because he is too much dog and they have GSD / Husky experience and are wonderful dog owners.  Kona is not a great choice if you are looking for a companion.  He will be life changing.

That said.....

He is good with people if they set boundaries and provide clear and consistent guidelines.

He has extreme ball drive and will provide the gorgeous Mal snap as he goes after the ball as a target - he can improve his eye/teeth coordination with some training.  This behavior brings risk as he will lunge and bite if he misses the ball at first effort.  Kona is a bad choice for families with children under 12, with no prior experience of this type of dog.

He has moderate food drive which is forgotten when balls are present

We have not tested his nose

He goes to a dog park and is good with all dogs, large and small, male and female - he lives with a male Husky/GSD mix 

He lives with two cats!

Kona is fine being left alone (no SA), is not destructive, has no medical issues and is is fantastic shape

He does have an off button, but you'll have to work him hard to find it. 

In the right hands Kona will be an epic dog. If you have never owned and trained a young, high energy, high drive dog like this, he will turn your life upside down.  

Kona is a courtesy post living in San Rafael - we are meeting him again tomorrow for more play and photos. 

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