After years of loving the Malinois breed, but knowing my household was not a good fit for their “exuberance”, I found Derek and Countryside Kennels. Gauge arrived here in Oregon at 10 months of age. I have owned a fair amount of dogs in my life, having competed in agility, but have never felt the same bond as I have with Gauge. I have no worries about my 6 year old daughter playing in the yard as Gauge is always right there with her. He’s protective yet kind, loyal yet loves all other dogs, bonded and incredibly goofy. We love his personality, love having the piece of mind having him around gives us and love having a “maligator” who can lay at our feet quietly. Can’t imagine not having him around.