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Ursi doing helper work for “Spike” Pepnick’s Hocus Pocus

Welcome to Avonwolf Kennels. This website is about our breeding program, dog sport and more in depth information about the working line Belgian Malinois.

We breed KC Malinois. All our dogs are KC registered, imports or studs used are FCI registered dogs going by the breed standard.

The kennel is run by myself, Ursi and my partner Chris. We met in Switzerland in 2007 where Chris did pub gigs and I worked as a waitress. Several years later we moved to Bristol and took over a live music venue called The Fleece. This business combines Chris’s passion for music and my skills of running a gastro business.
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Having worked with dogs all my life, I started dog sport at the age of 12 and have helped train several different breeds. At the age of 14 i was already Assistent trainer at my local dog club! Beginning with agility, I progressed through many different clubs and sports until I ended up doing IPO and Working Trials where I now train with all kinds of working breeds but mainly Malis, GSD, Rott’s and Dobies. The Malinois was always my favourite breed but I believe these high energy and hard working dogs need owners with exactly the right lifestyle and surroundings. Once I decided I wanted my own Mali it took me 8 years to reach the point in my life where I felt I could give these amazing dogs the kind of home they deserve.
I have made my hobby to a way of living! Whilst i train my own dogs I am also having dogs in for training, issue dogs with aggression issues or sport dogs to get perfection out of them. One to one sessions are regular and home visits are part of it too. On Saturdays I train at my local IPO club where I am head trainer and helper. The club is called Avon Dogs Sports Group and is part of the GSDL.
Our own dogs I train daily, at the moment I am competing in Working Trials with our female Lucy, also i’m competing with Keith  in IPO and just started to bring on Vox. With Xia I’m making my first steps towards KNPV 🙂 we will see how that goes but i sure have the right dog for it with her! I have found a lovley group of KNPV intrests not far away from us and now train there every Tuesday evening. Xia and I are having tons of fun!
Chris 
While running the venue, Chris is busy 24/7! However he is a very big help if I have stuff on and can’t do my daily routine. He’s fantastic with the dogs and looks after them whilst I’m on short trips back to Switzerland or elsewhere. He also takes dogs to work every now and again if needed, for exhample when the girls are in heat and we want to give the boys a break! Or puppies, he’s the expert to socialise them at our Venue and taking them on his daily trips to Ticket shop and Printer through town 🙂
For me a massive help ❤

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi everyone just looking for some advice really, I’ve been doing a bit of Internet homework around this breed and wondered if there were some good, knowledgeable books that were worth reading. I’ve scanned Amazon but not sure if the reviews are worth the digital paper it’s written on. I’m trying to make an educated decision on whether my position, current dog/animal experience and desire to move into a fun dog orientated sports for both myself and family would be the right thing to do with reference to this breed. Thankyou in advance

    • Hi Stuart,
      To be honest i don’t know of any good/read worthy books about the Mali. My advise would be to see as many Malis as you can in real, watch them at work and ask questions to their owners. That is the only way to get to know the breed and see what they are like. With Malis it is very extremly different lines will be different dogs. So a lot of research is required to find the right dog for your personality.
      Good luck! 🙂

  2. Hi,
    I’m 18 years old and I’ve wanted to buy a Bel Mal puppy for some time now, I live with my family and live in a flat in the city, I’ve never owned a dog and have no experience on training a dog. However, I have done my research on the breed and I know that they require a lot of attention and training but I want to know what they are like indoors and what the consequences are if they are left alone for roughly 5 hours a day as I will be going to university.
    Thank you

    • Hi Isaac,
      I’m afraid your living situation is far from ideal for a Malinois.
      Not only do you need experience with dogs to own such a high drive dog but also are they very unsuited in a flat.
      I appreciate you asking before rushing into anything. What I can offer you is to come and see my dogs, you can see for yourself what it takes to own such an animal. Maybe one day you will have a better living situation to own one yourself.

      Best Regards

  3. Hi I’m really interested in getting my first Malinois I’ve kept dogs all my and think this is the breed for me. I’m looking for really good working bloodlines and wondering if u could help and tell me what kind of price I should be paying for good blood. Thanks.

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