jax

jax

Jax is a goofy, sensitive pup. Which is probably why he failed out of the Green Berets -- the sweet boy just didn’t like to bite. But he is full of enthusiasm for detection work: when he finds a target, he slams his body down as if to shout, “Here it is! I found it!” He’s even tried to climb trees in his eagerness to make a find. His enthusiasm extends to the people around him: he always wants to be touching someone, and his favorite way to relax is to put his toy on his handler and chew it there. He is one of the most personable Malinois we have ever met (and we’ve had the privilege to work with quite a few). His sweetness and big heart aren’t often found in high-drive dogs, and make him a pleasure to work with in the field.

Rue was given to WD4C by a concerned donor, who knew that the pup’s high energy and unbelievable drive to work put her at high risk for ending up at a shelter. Rue arrived on Christmas Eve, her crate decorated with green and red ribbons. At 13 weeks old, she was a tornado of speed and enthusiasm. Thirteen months later, work is her play. She would rather search than go to the dog park, and nothing thrills her more than the sight of her working vest. Even at her young age she can ignore distractions and maintain her focus over hours of searching. Rue is going to be a gift that keeps on giving.

Jax (and all of our dogs) enjoy the time they spend learning the tools of the trade in Montana's vast landscape.