Urak (police dog) Dam: Goldmali Brown Sugar ShCM (show
Hip score: 5/6
Eye tested clear
Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates
6 x Best Puppy
(3 open shows, 3 championship shows)
2 x Reserve Best Bitch (championship show)
1 x Reserve BOB (open show)
Mother of show
dogs (All breed Best Puppy in Show winner, Crufts Best
Puppy in Breed etc), working dogs (flyball, scentwork,
assistance dog etc) and fantastic active pets.
HAS BEEN MATED MARCH 2016**
Penny was born
from a mating that was so similar to one I have always
wanted to do myself -a working line father (in this case a
police dog) to a show line mother (in this case Ripley's
daughter Tanni, litter sister of Rio and Z) -that there
was no way I could resist buying one of the puppies! Thank
you Janice for letting me have the pick of the five
Penny is a fantastic puppy, and just what we hoped for:
fearless, loves everyone (in fact loves nothing more than
meeting total strangers!), very active, is handled at
shows by Benjamin aged 13, yet she has many of her
mother's good looks and don't look too "working style".
Her ears are rather big but Penny's temperament is worth
sacrificing some of the looks for! In time, all being
well, she will be mated to Luta (great temperament AND
throws nice small ears) and I think I may well continue to
mix in working blood from really good working dogs now and
then. I want a Malinois that has it ALL, not a show one or
working one but a dual purpose one that can do everything
and still has the looks. Here's to the future, fingers
collected Penny at just over 8 weeks of age. It was
a long journey from Wales (6 hours each way) so we
brought cousin Rona with us
and the two instantly became friends. In the first
couple of weeks Penny did a LOT of sleeping.
Here she is aged 8 weeks 6 days.
The day after arriving
here -this cage will do as a bed, shove over
This is also the day after Penny
arrived -still tired after the journey it seems! (Then again
you cannot catch her with the camera when she is NOT
asleep!) Here she is with Benjamin, Molly and also Melanie's
9 weeks old
From day one Penny has been going
everywhere with us to socialise. In fact I wish I had
brought the camera all the time as she has done so much and
been to so many places. Here she is just 6 days after we
collected her, aged 9 ½ weeks, visiting her family in
another part of Wales, at Thea's place. Apart from dogs she
also met horses and sheep.
Tired after all the excitement
9 weeks 2 days old. "Look at those
paws, she's going to be huge!" everyone says. Indeed we hope
she will be granny Ripley's size.
9 weeks 4 days old, during a walk
on the field for the first time
With Melanie and some of the little
With John, cousin Rona and granny
Paying attention to John, with best friend Rona
When Penny was 11 weeks 4 days old we took her, Angel and
Abby to a game and country show. We sent Penny into the ring
at the fun dog show with Melanie (and Benjamin with Angel)
as it would be invaluable practice for her to have known a
show ring so young. There was a LOT to see, smell and hear
at this show and nothing bothered any of the dogs, not even
standing right next to the clay pigeon shooting. Penny
thought EVERYTHING was fun.
15 weeks 5 days old and growing fast!
(No, she didn't eat the old furniture -we buy second hand
and replace around once a year and it was time for a newer
one anyway! Well a cheap Ebay one, that is! Pointless having
new furniture with dogs and cats around.)
4 months old to the day
I take up a lot of space now!
Yes I need to grow into my ears, but I can hear you VERY
well with them!
Good job the new corner couch is a big one! Penny in the
middle, Rona to the left and Ripley to the right.
(Rio does not get on with Ripley and Rona anymore -her fault
for being bossy, not theirs -so these 3 are kept apart from
the other Malinois and what with Ripley being old spoilt
granny, they automatically get certain privileges -such as
sleeping on the couch and in the bedroom at night)
Just over 4 months old and it's about time we got some
formal photos of Penny standing. Here's the first attempt!!!
This is her character in a nutshell!
But look! A show dog!
Posing in a sit -yes the ears are still big -we don't care!
Penny is VERY clever, VERY
excitable and gets bored VERY easily! Here she decided to
wash the Papillons' bedding -in the water bowls.
No other dog can destroy toys like
Penny can. They last just minutes. So we bought her one a
bit bigger than usual!! January 2013, 6 months old.
"The silly ears pair"!
Penny has the most fantastic outgoing nature, and so she
spent a full day at Discover Dogs at Crufts 2013 (aged just
7 months), with aunty Rio. She LOVED meeting lots of new
friends all day long.
Photo with Benjamin by Nick Ridley
Benjamin with Penny in Junior
Penny has turned out to be
FANTASTIC with the Papillon puppies.
Like little birds inside a
And here's a video of Penny
aged 9 months with the puppies at 9 weeks:
Penny aged 10 months with Molly
-the two bitches that Benjamin handles at the shows.
Benjamin and Penny in Junior
Handling at Norbel June 2013. Penny 10 ½ month old, Benjamin
In the BIS Puppy competition at
Penny on her first birthday. Yes
her ears are still big, and so is she. 29.8 kgs! But she is
NOT oversized. In fact she is slightly smaller than granny
Ripley despite being heavier.
In the ring at BSDA championship
show, Penny just over 12 months old. Note the judge is
wearing glasses, has a beard, a flapping tie, is holding
Penny's head and staring in her eyes, yet she is standing
rock still on a slack lead, ears back yes but tail NOT
between her legs, with a 13 year old handler. THAT is a good
temperament! Many young Malinois would have hated this
At a beach in Bournemouth after the
show, with best friend Rona.
Penny in Bournemouth August 2013
Penny to the left, cousin Rona to
At the Richmond championship show
Penny the lapdog (with Melanie)
Playing with Rona Blackpool beach
Snow is fun too. December 2014.
Penny (right) with one year old daughter Magic April 2016.