Here she is, 11 weeks old.
From the first moment she put her feet on our property, Mali went into training as a service dog in training.
Mali was the runt of her litter and weighed only 27 pounds, but she had great confirmation and the breed found told me she was one of the smartest pups born in years.
At six weeks old she had opened an x-pen and let 30 puppies loose in the kennel. She was the alpha pup out of 30, and was the best problem solver in the bunch by leaps and bounds.
You think I would have known what I was getting myself in for with that description, but I blindly went forward looking at that sweet innocent face. Even the breed founder was fooled; Mali had placed as a soft on her puppy temperament test.
Not so much, later we all had to admit this girl is a HARD!