I thought I wanted a purebred Malinois until Derek explained his breeding philosophy and all the advantages I would get from his program. There has not been one dull day since picking up Dax.. (July 30,2015) This dog can do everything. He is great with my kids, protective of our family, excelled at obedience classes, and is a pure clown! Derek has always been great with my questions, extremely helpful with any concerns I might have and always available. When we get our next pup Countryside Kennels will be the first place we call! I cannot recommend Countryside Kennels enough, great breeder and awesome dogs!