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Testimonials Belgian Malinois Puppies

The contact information for each person giving a testimonial is available upon request.

  Sherry Burkhalter, Texas
I meet Irene back in July of 2010 when i myself was looking to purchase a new malinois puppy. I have own and worked malinois for 7 year. LOVE the breed. I did a lot of research before picking a breeder and Ruidoso Malinois was at the top of my list. Went to see Irene and checked out her dogs and puppies and man was I impressed, Her dogs are kept in clean and safe kennels and are in very good physical condition. She whelps and raise her puppy's in her personal home where they get hands on care, She supplements there feeding with helps take the load demand of milk off the mom, it also helps the puppy's to associate humans are good. She also provides toys and play time for her puppies. I have been a veterinary technician for 25 years and have seen my shear of puppy mills and neglected dogs. Irene or Ruidoso Malinois do NOT fit the bill of puppy mill or a neglected breeder. She has the upmost respect for her dogs and puppy's. If you understand and love the Malinois dog and are looking for a new family member than you can not go wrong by working with Irene / Ruidoso Malinois to find you the right dog.


Judy Turney, New Mexico
Responding to a client asking for a reference
My name is Judy, my husband Craig emailed you this morning. I just wanted to add my perspective on Irene and her facility. Our first experience with Irene was when we went down to purchase our puppy. We were pleased with how clean the kennels were. The puppies were healthy, alert, playing. The other dog pens were clean and the animals looked well cared for. Irene is knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I liked her right away... I also am impressed with how she interacts with the dogs. She is very patient, loving and gentle with them. We also observed her training techniques, for drug training as well as search and rescue. We were impressed. We also met a customer of hers, who was from El Segundo California. He shared with us, that he could have purchased a dog (drug dog) several other places closer to home, but he wanted one from Irene; because of how she handles the dogs. So it was worth using his vacation time to purchase a dog specifically from her. All in all our experience was favorable. I would not hesitate to purchase another dog from her in the future. We are planning on having her train Thalia, for protection as well as a service dog. I hope this was helpful with your decision making.


  Eddie Perez, Arizona
My experience with RM from New Mexico. Well first of all I would like to thank Irene. Working breeds should remain working breeds.... End of story. Irene is the first person I called where the very first time we hit it off and have continued to do so since our first conversation. She understands the ins and outs of her breed. She breeds dogs for working purposes. There is a reason her pups are exported internationally, they are superior in every way. In America we get dogs from overseas because once the US gets their hands on a breed they tend ruin them by making them show dogs. Irene loves her breed and will not allow her stock to fall into the hands of the inexperienced and ignorant folk. If you are a first time mal enthusiast, listen to RM. She will not push you aside, but will welcome you to the working dog realm. The fact that she sells dogs to Europe is enough credibility as a real working dog person. She is not a puppy mill. She breeds dogs as well as trains them for the real world. If you are looking for a social, intelligent, loyal, stamina, agile, intense prey drive and hunt drive dogs with the attitude to protect its handler at all costs, this is the breeder for you. Many of her dogs dual purpose dogs. Ranging from personal protection, sport, tracking, narcotics, and cell extraction dogs to name a few.... contact this kennel for a great working dog. Don't waste your time with the rest.

  Jesse Sites, California
After 3 years of excruciating deliberation on what breed of dog we would get my husband and I finally decided on The Belgian Malinois. If you are reading this you know the breed and I do not have to tell you that loyalty, smarts, protectiveness and trainability topped our list. Once the decision was made I started scouring the internet to learn what I could. With an absence of breeders in my state I realized I would have to look further out. I soon found Ruidoso Malinois website and shot off an email to Irene. Everyone, including all people who had visited her kennel and had nothing but good things to say. We decided to take a trip down ourselves last May. The kennel was clean, well maintained. She knew each dog, its story and its purpose. The kennels were large and the exercise area huge. The pups are whelped and raised inside her home, one litter at a time. In May of last year Irene shipped us a 5 month old pup. She was a Fyla/Cobe pup and she was beautiful. She was graceful and well mannered but she was not the right dog for us. She was a one-person dog and she bonded like superglue with me. Having a child in the house this just wasn’t going to work. Honoring the contract for a 30 day return without so much as a balk, Irene took her back and successfully re-homed her. For almost a year we waited for the litter we wanted – another Fyla/Cobe pup and we finally got him. He is going to be a terrific dog for us. We got him at 12 weeks and only 2 weeks later he comes when called, is super successful at potty training and is incredibly sweet and tolerant of noisy family life. During that year I wondered if Irene would put us on the back burner. She had our money. Would we get a pup? Would she take my calls? Answer my texts? Yep, she sure did. Every last annoying one about who was pregnant and when and how many the ultrasounds showed and blah blah blah. She was accessible, available and forthcoming. And she sent us a good little friend who will grow up with my son, be his playmate and protector and faithful companion. Priceless. I highly recommend her for her integrity, knowledge and breeding stock.

  Steven Sanchez & Family, New Mexico
My wife, my 9 year old, 5 year old and 4 month old baby drove out to Ruidoso Malinois to see our dog Cura before we purchased her. We played and interacted with our dog for awhile and then looked at the whole kennel/ grounds for ourselves. We were very impressed with the kennel, it was clean and the dogs were very healthy. She had other dogs for sale however based on our request we were shown Cura. She just had a vet visit for her booster and a check up. The vet at Petroglyph veterinary center said the dog looked and sounded good. Cura has high drive and is very friendly to our family. All in all we are VERY satisfied and happy with the newest member of our family. She is a quick learner and when she gets older I am planning on going back to Irene's for Personal Protection and Guard Dog Training. I definitely recommend Irene and Ruidoso Malinois.

  Rena Malik, Florida
I like to thank you for giving us high quality Belgian Malinois female puppy and also for being promptly available for any questions we have had both before and after receiving Coco. She is a playful, beautiful and a very alert, protective dog. She is everything we hoped for and more. We are very happy about our purchase and plan on enjoying her for years to come.

  Jay Baker, Kentucky
I would like to extend my sincere appreciation in my recent purchase of a female Mal puppy named Epona from you. She has exceeded every expectation that I could have ever had. Even as a young "green" dog, the breeder had gone the extra mile to lay down some obedience fundamentals. This had made for an easy transition into our family. Epona has been bred from a highly reputable pedigree, giving her a high ball and bite drive and the willingness to please. Making Epona also extremely alert and very protective, allowing her to be a great candidate for personal protection. Irene also worked with me on added training tips, which enabled Epona and I to build that special bond before I took her home. I just returned from a deployment in Afghanistan, and much of this transaction was done over emails, and phone calls. Irene always made herself available to answer any and all questions to ensure that Epona was a right fit for my family. All vaccinations were documented, and Epona flew back to Kentucky with me with no problems. Epona's temperament, Health, and wonderful personality and beauty... I truly could not have dreamed for a better puppy. Again, thank you for all you have done, and thank you for blessing my family with our newest member! We are going to build on the training that has already been established, and continue to develop and train on bite work. I truly could not have dreamed for a better puppy. Pleased and Grateful.

  Michael Satterfield, Massachusetts
I would like to let you know about Hunter. Prior to speaking with you I spent several months researching breeders and wanted to hear about how they breed and what makes them think they have the mal everyone seeks. From the moment I spoke with you I could tell that this is what you do. The amount of knowledge you have about the breed along with information you shared with me about the mother and father and the outcome of previous litters and what those dogs are currently doing told me I had at last found the right breeder. I had requested something very specific; a calm house pet good with kids along with a high drive. I felt very confident that I was making the right choice. I got exactly what I asked for except I honestly didn't expect him to excel so fast and impress everyone on the bite field every time. He is now settled into our family perfectly and we are his humans. Hunter reciprocates his appreciation by not letting strangers come near us and then snuggles with my 8 and 7 year old daughters to sleep every night. Every time we go on to the bite field the trainers and decoys are most impressed at his ability, intelligence and incredible bite drive. We all keep forgetting he is still a puppy. At 7 months old he is on a hard sleeve, pop ups over barrels and trailers along with heavy punching muzzle work. Hunter is indifferent to gunfire and is very clear minded and focused despite the presented challenge of hectic diversions. Thank you so much for giving us the perfect family addition. I’ll continue to let you know how Hunter excels as we go through training. All the best.

  Jason Muscari, New Mexico
I just wanted to say thank you so much for my incredible puppy! I am so in love with her, she is amazing! I am making sure to take lots of pictures of her that I will be sending you. The children in my class think she is fantastic! I have given her the name Sirona which is the Gaul goddess of healing! I thought since she will be working as a therapy dog that would be appropriate! She is so smart and caring and loving! I can't express enough gratitude! Thank you so much!

  Melba Chambers, Arizona
I want to tell you what a joy Fides is. After being a K9 handler for many years I had a void that she filled in my heart. She is incredibly smart and very loving. I can't imagine not having her now. I knew what I wanted when I was looking for a dog and she is 100% everything I could have asked for. I would definitely recommend you to my friends or anyone who is looking for a quality canine. Thank you so much!

  Randy Anderson, California
I was looking for a quality puppy to teach my son how to train a police dog, (he wants to be a cop). I saw Irene's web site and gave her a call. Her puppies were more expensive than most, but she appeared to be breeding what I was looking for. So I took a chance and paid the deposit. It was a long wait and I wondered if I had made a mistake trusting in her sales pitch. As soon as I got the pup out of the shipping crate at the airport I knew that I had not. The pup's structure is solid, it's movement sound. And as I discovered the next day at home, its prey drive is unbelievable. I own and operate a boarding kennel in the San Francisco Bay Area and have several local police departments that board their dogs with me from time to time. Currently there are five different police dogs from three different departments that stay here. None of those five have half the prey drive that this pup has.

  John Bowman, Florida
Lykia, renamed Mallory, is doing AWESOME! Her bite and drive are amazing. The Master Trainer I work with says she is incredible. Thank you for such an exceptional pup.