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Police Dogs are so cool

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Cruiser Jimmy, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. Cruiser Jimmy

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    My brother snapped one off of me in the bite suit. That's my dad's retired belly in the foreground.

    The K-9's name - "Askem"
    Damn cops and their sense of humor.
     
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    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    Nice doggie. Great partner to have.
     
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    One of the most awsome dogs I have ever seen was a marine guard dog at the cristening of the f-18 into service. Freekin dog was huge and really good looking. I wouldn't F' with it.

    Fly Rod
     
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    I once rode in a presidential motorcade. The Secret Service were checking everyone and all vehicles with bomb-sniffing dogs... They did that everytime the motorcade formed-- that's how tight security is. The vehicles are so heavily guarded at all times while the speech is going on, but just to be sure, they have the dogs go over them again before the motorcade forms up again, just in case. :)

    Anyhow, I saw a Secret Service Malinois coming off the bus I was about to be riding on... that dog gave me a look that would make your heart stop. You could see in his eyes he was very intelligent, and was thinking of ways to kill me..... Definitely a dog I wouldn't want to mess with....

    Steve
     
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    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    Standard procedure is to run a dog through the area then deny entry to the area except by specifically cleared folks. You shouldn't be surprised that each and every time the motorcade forms to have to run through the drill all over again.
     
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    Very good. That's the most agile dog I've ever known.

    My bro's also got a pick of him eating a dashbourd to get at some crack.
     
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    Lets see it!

    TY
     
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    Dude, it's a print photo and about 35 miles away. I'll see if I can get this weekend.
    Here's another thou.
     
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    How close are the Belgian Malinois breed to the German Shepards?
     
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    Honestly, I don't really know. Can someone else answer?
     
  12. PabloCruise

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    Fairly close...

    A little different temperment.

    Cleaner hips
     
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    Yes, I was very impressed with their professionalism and thoroughness. I know that if bullets started to fly, I'd be the last one they'd worry about, but it was still awesome to have a USSS and State Trooper escort everywhere...

    One of the USSS agents noticed my University of Michigan Lapel pin and gave me a "Go Blue!" and a nod...

    All in all, a once in a lifetime experience.

    Steve
     
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    Ask Curran. He's got a Belgian Malinois and seems to know everything about them.
     
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    LC_Hamma The Anti-Leafer

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    I wonder if this little babe can take him?
     
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    Hey now, He's a lover not a fighter. And retired collecting a pension!! :cheers:
     
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    I detect a bit of sarcasm.

    I own a 6 y/o male Malinois and have had him since he was 8 weeks old. Incredible dog. Smart, fast, strong and highly trainable. But, it is not a breed for the faint of heart as they demand lots of exercise' constant attention and they will quickly take charge of any situation (including a wishy washy owner and children) given the slightest opportunity.

    GSD fans say that Mals are too instinctual and will alert/bite before they think things through – I’ve even seen a few instinctively bite the handler over a correction that the dog disagreed with then later looked completely remorseful about its action. Malinois fans think that it is the ability to react so quickly that makes them so good. Watching one operate in bite or prey drives an amazing spectacle, almost scary.

    Here is more info: http://www.breedclub.org/malfaq.htm

    I think that the breed’s history is rather vague. A standard was developed off of the common farm dogs of Belgium. There are three other Belgian breeds (Belgian Shepard, Tervuren, and Laekenois) that are almost the exact same dog with the only noticeable difference being the coat. It is thought that the Malinois was one of the predecessors to the GSD.
     
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    Yeah, I noticed the grey on his chin. My Dobe is a lover too! He's 11 & still likes to try & hump <insert any female dog> that he gets around.
     
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    I once saw a video of a Schutzhund(sp?) trained Malinois jump more than 6' into the air to nab the guy in the bite suit who was hiding up on the branch of a tree. This little 65 lb female brought down a man who looked to be over 200 lbs! Incredible dogs, but as stated previously by someone, definitely not for the novice or faint hearted owner.

    I love my Golden right now, but I sure miss my Shep.
     
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    I've never seen a large Belgian, say over 80lbs. whereas a bunch of the GSD's I've seen are up over 110lbs.

    I'd rather get taken out by a GSD by the way. Those Belgians are BAD ASS. Extemely fast, fierce, and stubborn.

    I wore the bite-suit once when I was in the running for a dog:eek:

    As far as the Doberman goes, they are very effective against people and much less so against other dogs. Dobermans were designed for anti-personel.