Les Ombres Valeureux - Our Malinois Story
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Also, you can look up our dogs' pedigrees, relatives, offsprings at http://www.working-dog.eu/

Dear Malinois Enthusiasts,

We hope you find our web page informative and helpful in obtaining information on this wonderful breed. Whether you already own a Malinois or are looking into the purchase of one please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. 

Our breeding goal has always been to produce quality working dogs.  Malinois are used by the French police and Army, as well as being a popular sport dog for French Ring Sport, Pistage (Tracking), Schutzhund, Agility, and Herding. They are also used as Search and Rescue dogs, Therapy dogs and are enjoyed especially for their companionship, loyalty, trainability, and protective nature.

Our dogs are from the best working lines from France and Belgium.  Ron and I were the proud owners of CH.Duc du Creux Thatcher who is easily one of the most beautiful and most highly titled working dogs to ever be imported to the States.  Additionally he has a spectacular working pedigree and is an excellent producer of both working drives, stability and excellent structure. Duc passed away on Monday, November 19, 2001.  Our female, Int/Mex CH. Jessy du Domaine la Rocheliere is French Ring II. Jessy is owner trained and titled in French Ring Sport.  She is a pretty female with excellent temperament and trainability  (Jessy photo at bottom of page & top left on podium, 1st place FRII Chicago trial).  We have sold dogs for police work, Search & Rescue, Schutzhund, French Ring Sport, Agility, Herding, Obedience, Tracking, Family companion and Protection work.

We raise 1-3 litters of Malinois per year so it is important to contact us early as normally many of our puppies are reserved in advance.  We extensively socialize our puppies with the help of friends and their children and expose them to cats, other dogs and different surroundings.  Also, starting at a young age, they play puppy bite work and retrieve games with various people and during a lot of distractions (dogs being worked, barking dogs, gun-shots, clatter stick and with groups of people). I feel that it is important to be around the puppies from birth until they go to their new homes and feel that it is necessary to be at home with them.  If I worked a job that required me to leave the home for long hours most days then we would never consider breeding the dogs.

We suggest when considering purchasing from any breeder to always *ask for references, *visit or have a friend visit the kennel to see how the dogs are raised and what training is actually done with them.  There are many breeders that house their dogs in small runs or crates most of the day and are home rarely to even look in on the dogs and puppies.  Please do your research before purchasing a puppy or dog from anyone over the Internet and be sure they can back up what they say and be sure that the dogs and puppies are raised in good conditions.  Do not believe photos or videos because these can be done at a different location and/or years before.  The Malinois are our passion (hobby) that my husband and I cherish.  We are 100% dedicated  and make the sacrifices necessary so that I can stay home with our beloved dogs and raise and train them.  We are involved in the Belgian Malinois Rescue effort and have rescued  over 10 dogs and puppies in the past year alone. If you want more information on rescue dogs that are available or to be put on a list for a rescue Malinois, please contact me or AMERICAN BELGIAN   MALINOIS   RESCUE    PAGE   Note:  This link takes you off our page.  To get back, hit the <Back> Option in your Internet Browser.

I, work at home and spend the majority of my time with our dogs that live here.  This includes training the dogs in Protection Sport (Agility, Obedience, Protection) and also many runs with the dogs during the week when I ride horseback.  We are fortunate to own acreage in a very rural mountain area in Southern California.  The dogs and I are able to go for miles without encountering fences or another ranch and there are streams and ponds and many mountain trails for the dogs to enjoy. Ron has been  a certified French Ring Decoy, MondioRing Decoy, Certified NAPD Decoy and accomplished training decoy.  We train the dogs on our field in the NVBK (Belgian Ring) style for evaluation purposes.  Our dogs are part of our lifestyle and they go where we go whenever possible.  The dogs come indoors with us at different times.  They also have large cross fenced "play area" to romp in with each other.  Our main emphasis in breeding Malinois will continue to be to produce agile, stable dogs with good work ethic (strong drives, energetic) and  healthy and sound structure.  We only breed working pedigreed dogs and most of our breeding stock is Belgian stock.  Our dogs have hip certifications and X-rayed "normal" elbows and eyes are checked (CERF), OFA Cardiac certified. We feed mainly natural bones, meat, tripe.

We are members of the following associations:
Temecula Valley Kennel Club,
American Belgian Malinois Club (ABMC),
Sage Working Dog Club (SWDC) founding members, Club des Amis du Beauceron (French Beauceron Club)

 To See photos and pedigrees of our Belgian Malinios:


Our Girls:

Cadence des Ombres Valeureux

Erika du Rocher des Loups

Invy des Ombres Valeureux

Jasra des Ombres Valeureux

Ipsy des Ombres Valeureux
(formerly I'Shadow)



Our Boys:

D'Only des Ombres Valeureux

Dracke du Paradis d'Orsy 25x FRIII, 2x Selectifs

Blitz des Ombres Valeureux, FRII


Recommended Stud Dogs in USA


More Les Ombres Valeureux Malinois:

E'Bling des Ombres Valeureux
(detection dog)
Breeze des Ombres Valeureux, French Ring Brevet, AKC pointed
Elizabeth McCartney, Lakewood, CA) - training in Ring - Extreme Ring Dogs
Blitz des Ombres Valeureux - French Ring I (High in Trials)
(owned by Dean Porterfield, Anaheim, CA) - training in French Ring-Extreme Ring Dogs
Benz des Ombres Valeureux - Police K9 Alabama
B'Drogo des Ombres Valeureux, SchH III
(owned by Cecil Terry, SoCal) - High in Protection & 1st Place SchHII DVG Regionals &
Multiple High in Protection Awards, Competing at DVG nationals 2009
"Voodoo" Borly des Ombres Valeureux
(Police K9, Macomb Police Dept, IL - retired - owned by Sweet Davis www.capk9.com )