I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Athena is coming back, she will be better with a female owner and an only dog, she does not like sharing her person!~~Athena is a 2-1/2 year-old, female Malinois with a beautiful black face and shading, and rich fawn coloring. She has no known health issues and is physically strong with a beautiful shiny coat and teeth. She is big and tall for a Mali girl at around 28" at the shoulder and 83lbs - she will need a LARGE kennel (she crates very well). She is tall enough to look at what's on the kitchen table without having to stretch at all (but she's not a food-stealer). She is extremely well behaved in the house - very polite and calm - always takes things from you very gently. She doesn't get on the furniture willingly (with the exception of your bed) or chew things - but she is a tad bit of a klepto - she stole all the nightlights out of the sockets and stored them in her kennel (but didn't chew them up). She walks well on a leash once she settles into the walk. She is the classic "velcro-dog" - characteristic of Malinois. She has a strong prey-drive and will need to learn impulse control - she wants to chase things (cyclists, cats, bees, etc). She has done well with small dogs as long as they're not on her property or they are submissive - but can be aggressive with other dominant dogs on her turf. Her "big voice" is very intimidating (but she's a softie). So, she looks like a Mali, and sticks to you like a Mali and has pretty strong prey-drive - but that's about as much as she has in common with the usual "Maligator". She does really well with house guests (humans) and really prefers the company of women - she is protective of her human females. Athena is pretty low-drive overall, so while she does like to "GO" and do a bit of mild playing (fetch and tug) she is not the usual air-borne, nuclear-powered rocket that you get with a Mali. She does well in the car and will wait until you tell her to get in or out. She has no problem staying in a vehicle and waiting for you. She will also sit before coming in or going out (if you ask) and She is very smart, has an amazing nose, and can hear a mouse whisper at 50 yards - so hide and go seek is pretty pointless with us noisy, smelly, humans - she finds you almost instantly. Given the chance she will sleep with you, (but is a total bed hog). She sleeps mostly in her kennel, but I've allowed her on the bed for the occasional short nap.
Athena is a very "soft" dog - i.e. corrections for her rarely need exceed a raised voice - any more and she will shut down. She seems to respond to marker training with treats the best as she's just not all that thrilled with toys or praise. She also knows "roll-over" and "boom" (flop onto her side) and "kitchen" (go lay down out of the kitchen). She knows most of the usual obedience commands but doesn't do "stay" very well yet. As far as eating, she's very much a GIRL and is pretty picky, but likes hamburger and some brands of kibble. She does NOT like raw chicken (but she wanted me to mention that rotisserie chicken is just fine
Be forewarned that she's a laser-pointer chaser, so I recommend NOT having one around as it's not good for her to be obsessed with it.