O'Stitch du Dantero
Passed his FEMA Certification
now working with Nevada Task Force 1
Dantero Malinois is a working Malinois program. My goal in breeding is to produce dogs who have excellent working ability (drives, grip, work ethic, athletic ability, attitude, etc), health and stability, who also look like a Malinois.
I would rather have an ugly dog (ugly NOT being defined as structural issues) who lived to be 16 and was an awesome working dog than a pretty dog who wasn't stable or lacked working ability. However, the entire package is the ultimate goal. A dog with the perfect blend of drives, temperament and work ethic isn't any good if it's crippled by 3 from hip dysplasia or blind at 5 from PRA. But neither is a dog who lives to be 18 without a sick day in it's life, that will bite any stranger that comes within 5 feet of it and is terrified of it's own shadow.
My main activity with my dogs is the protection sports (PSA, French Ring, Schutzhund, MondioRing, etc) and herding, but I also dabble in agility, obedience, tracking, weight pull, dock diving, lure coursing, barn hunt, nose work and any other activity that comes my way and looks like it might be fun. So I want a dog who can do anything we might decide to do, have fun doing it, and do it well.
Dantero Kennel has produced, and continues to produce, dogs that are successful in protection sports, police work (patrol and detection), herding, border patrol, military working dogs, search and rescue, tracking, and various performance events. Dantero Malinois have been the top dog at the Regional and National levels in French Ring, Schutzhund/IPO, herding and DiscDogs. They have also stood on the podium at the World level.