"Maligold" (ACCIDENTAL mating Golden x Malinois) neutered dog, d.o.b. 21st of May 2002
Sire: Yeo Rondo Dam: Sabrefield Zimply Zuper
KC Good Citizen Puppy, Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
My daughter Rebecca's funny card about Arnie. All her own work -card and ratings!
Arnie is seldom seen without his sister Matilda -he is very close to both her and his mother Ripley.
Best mate is also Simba!
Arnie was the result of an accidental mating in between Dandy and Ripley -
the entire story can be read on the pages about the Maligolds.
There will of course be no more accidents and Arnie is neutered.
Arnie is big and tall with more of a Malinois body and temperament than a Golden Retriever, but he
is also very soft. He is extremely loving to us, still believes he is a tiny puppy,
and he is very obedient. His only fault obedience wise is really that he has absolutely NO wish
to retrieve anything whatsoever, so we can't compete other than at unofficial Companion Obedience shows.
When we did this in the summer of 2004, Arnie was placed 2nd out of 25 in the Tryers class, and was
awarded the rosette for Best Crossbreed.
Somewhat embarrassingly for such a big dog, he is scared of small dogs and will
run away should a small dog run towards him!
(Other than Rufus!)
Arnie is, of course, named after Arnold Schwarzenegger- big tough guy but with a soft side !
PUPPYHOOD UNTIL NOW:
A VERY young Arnie!
I knew already at this age that he would be staying here.
One week old, suckling
2 weeks old
10 weeks old
Arnie 4 months old
2 years old with Matilda.
2 ½ years old.
April 2006, almost 4 years old.
Arnie July 2006
during a walk May 2008
Arnie (left) and Matilda on their 12th birthday, 21st of May 2014.
Arnie 13 years and 9 months old
13 years 9 months
Arnie (right) with his sister Matilda on their 14th birthday
Hot weather. Arnie aged 14 years and 3 months.