Upcoming Litters

If you are interested in a pup, please fill out the puppy questionnaire. If you are having problems with the online form you can copy and paste the questions from the puppy questionnaire and email it to me.

For older pups or adult dogs for sale, go to the Adults For Sale page.

It's important to note that when you are looking at the dogs and/or puppies on my website for sale, I am describing them as accurately as possible. You will not find a sales pitch that advertises every dog I have as "the best in the world", because I don't believe any one dog is the "best in the world". Best is subjective, depending on who is looking at the dog. It is more important to me to correctly match the right dog/pup with the right owner and situation/job. When your dog arrives I want you to be happy with the dog you received, not wonder where the dog I described on my site is.

Keeping in mind that everyone's vision of perfection is different, my idea of a "perfect" dog for me, may not be your idea of a "perfect" dog. Therefore it's important I get as much information as possible about the type of dog you would like, so I can send you the right dog for you.

The following litters are being planned for the next few years.  These are not "written in stone", if I feel a better match has come along, then I may switch males, but these are the current plans. I only breed a few times a year, so reservations are strongly recommended. For more information email me at malinois@dantero.com.

Plans for 2020

These breedings are under consideration for 2020.  In some cases the health testing has not yet been done on a dog listed, that will also happen prior to any breeding.  Click on each dogs name for a description, pedigree, and links to more photos/videos.

QQ du Dantero – DOB Mar 6, 2020  3M 2F  $1300  Due to health issues on the part of the new owner, 1 male has become available. 

Dantero's Ares ("Ares") – FRIII, NADF1, PSA2 (1st leg), CSAU, xrayed normal, Embark clear x Dantero's Bita de l'Esprit ("Bita") – FRII, CSAU, OFA Good, elbows normal, Embark clear

Bita is a medium/large female (low 60s) with a social/stable personality.  Full/calm grips, and a high desire to please.  She reminds me a lot of her grandma Kita in her enthusiasm to work.  Excellent jumper.  Currently trialing in FRII and working towards her FRIII.  After French Ring Bita will be looking into a second carrier in SAR.  Bita lives in the house, with another dog, adults and regular child visitors.  This will be her first litter.

Ares is a medium/large sized dog (70-75 lbs) with solid bone and structure. High drives across the board (prey, hunt, toy, food, etc), full grips, brings aggression to the work, socially neutral to social, environmentally stable. High pack drive. Combines a high object possession with a high desire to interact. Ie brings it back, slams it into me, wants to play, but isn't wild about letting go. Ares is highly intelligent and extremely easy to teach.  Ares lives in the house, with other dogs, cats, adults and semi-regular child visitors.  He also has daily exposure to livestock.  He's neutral to them, unless I'm using him to move the goats to a new grazing area, then he's more than happy to do a little herding.  While most of his offspring are still young, he's previously produced dogs working in protection sports (PSA, FR, MR, IPO, etc), SAR, police K9, and performance events such as nosework, obedience, dock diving, barn hunt, etc.

Pups are expected to be medium/large size, with high drives (prey, hunt, food, etc), full grips, environmentally stable, with social personalities.  Should be very handler oriented, biddable but resilient to correction.   Both parents are house dogs and have the ability to settle when not working, pups are expected to be the same.

Ares video
Bita video

Planned for 2020  CJ x ???  stud dog to be determined, I am looking at Terrantino du Dantero – dual purpose K9 (retired).  Or I may use some of the frozen semen from either Raptor or Mac that I have stored.


CJ is out of Luigi du Dantero – SchH III, IPO III, BH, '09,'10,'11,'14 SW Regional SchH III Champion, 2013 FMBB IPO World Championship 9th place, 2012 FMBB World Championships 3rd place & HIT Tracking X Blida des Contes d'Hoffmann
CJ is a short and stocky female, 48 lbs. Her litter had a wide range of size though, with a sister who is 68 lbs and brothers that ranged from 55 to 90. Very friendly with people, she loves everyone and everyone loves her. High drives across the board, she's my jack of all trades. Currently training in nosework, she's trialed in herding and also training in protection sports. Good with other dogs, males and females. She won't let another dog push her around, but she'd rather just run and play and won't start problems. Very biddable but resilient at the same time. IE can take a correction without getting sensitive about it. Will carry a toy around forever, but will give it up when told to. Has the perfect balance of possession to make a nice solid retrieve, enough to not drop or chomp on it, but not so much it's hard to get it away from her. She settles well in the house and is a really good traveler. For those into IPO, CJ's a full sister to A'Ezzard du Dantero – IPO III, BH, 2016 SW Regional IPOIII Vice Champion.

There is video of CJ online. http://dantero.com/malinois-media/videos-by-dog/?id=2053

Nero recently retired from the OPD just a week shy of his 11th birthday.  He's got a long list of awards won during his career, check out his page for more information, photos, videos, etc.

For the last 15-20 years I have been storing semen from a wide variety of males.  It's time to start using it, before it gets any older and is no longer viable.  Some of these are bloodlines that are no longer available in a concentrated form anywhere in the world that I'm aware of.  NOTE: Since I do not breed more than 1-3 litters a year, with many recent years being 1 litter a year, I will not be using ALL of these males in the next 2 years, these are just some under consideration.  I also will not use frozen semen on a maiden female, which limits the potential breeding options.

Henzo de la Ailzallerie ("Enzo") – FRIII, SchH BH, TT, HIC, HCTs, OFA Excellent, elbows normal – A Ch.TR Docker de Vulcain and Ch.TR Billy de Mallassagne grandson, Enzo's pedigree is a combination many of the old French and Belgian lines such as de Vulcain, Noaillerie, Fontaine du Buis, Boscaille, G'Bibber, Qu'rack du Bois d'Emblise. His pedigree is very close to the pedigree of Elgos (Billy de Mallassagne is Atos brother), containing approximately 70% the same dogs, even having the white chest more commonly associated with "the Elgos line".

Lory de Chantepierre ("Lory") – FRIII, '99 Selectifs, BH, 1998 Championnant de Lorraine Vice Champion, OFA Good, Elbows Normal, CERF – A Docker de Vulcain son, and Atos grandson, Lory is linebred 2:3 on the legendary G'Bibber.

Rytmo des Deux Pottois ("Raptor") – FRIII, 1996 NARA FRIII Champion, OFA Good – An Elgos du Chemin des Plaines son, and G'Vitou grandson.

Vassiliev des Contes d'Hoffmann ("Mac") – FRIII, RATP(K9), CGC, OFA Good, elbows normal, CERF – A son of Tom van't Muizenbos and grandson of Veomar van het Groentenhof

If you are interested in a pup from one of these males, please fill out the questionnaire and indicate in the correct area which male or breeding you are interested in.

Deposits are NOT taken until a breeding is actually done.  If you are interested in a specific breeding, or a pup from a particular sire/dam, please fill out the questionnaire  to be put on a list.  In addition to updating the website and facebook, which I recommend people check on a regular basis, I will send out emails to interested parties when breeding plans are made or a breeding has been done.   I do not breed more than 1-3 litters a year, with many recent years being 1 litter a year.  Chances are if you contact me looking for a puppy "right now" I will not have anything for you, as my litters are pre-sold before they are born.  Therefore it is important you contact me to get on a waiting list to put down a deposit after the breeding is done.


Photos and Videos

Photos and videos of the dogs being bred and many of their relatives are available throughout the website using links at Video's and by following links on the pedigrees.


All litters are AKC registered, unless otherwise stated. Females will ONLY be sold on limited registration, this can be changed to full after health tests/titles are done, contact me for more information. All puppies must be registered with an approved name (litter letter, anything the owner wants, then du Dantero).  You are welcome to call your dog anything you want as a call name.  For example, from the G litter, Gibraltar du Dantero, call name "Rocky".  Or the B litter, B'Mercy du Dantero, call name "Mercy".


You can preview a copy of the contract online


The price for pups will be from $1300-$1800 depending on if it's a natural breeding, outside stud dog, or surgical AI, plus any shipping related expenses (crate, health certificate, shipping costs). NOTE: the price on litters from semen from deceased dogs may be even higher.  Deposits are accepted ($250/non-refundable) after a breeding has been done.  Deposits are for a specific litter, if for some reason the female wasn't pregnant, the deposit was for a male and only females are born, etc then the deposit can be applied towards a future litter or will be refunded.  Working homes are given preference. On occasion a female may be available on a co-own. Pups must be picked up or shipped by 8 weeks unless special arrangements have been made. For more information email me at malinois@dantero.com or call 760-215-0343.

The puppies will be extensively socialized and handled by both children and adults. As they grow various objects (metal, wood, plastic, etc boxes, tunnels, baby agility equipment, toys that make noise, etc) are introduced into the whelping pen, and later into the puppy yard for them to crawl under/over/through, carry around, play tug with etc. The puppies are all raised inside, with plenty of outside play time weather permitting. Each puppy will receive daily one-on-one sessions to play tug, learn to wear a leash, start basic obedience positions using food lures, etc. A deposit will reserve a pup. Pups will be sold with a written contract/guarantee.

Puppy Videos

The following are videos from previous litters, showing a small portion of the type of socializing and imprinting I do with the pups.

Environmental/People Socialization     Environmental Exposure     Basic Rag and Sleeve Work     Introduction to Sheep     Puppy Play with the Suit