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Age: 2.5 years

Gender: Male

Weight: 75 lbs

Energy Level: Moderate

Overall Drive: Moderate

Location: Mount Vernon, WA

Torque is super sweet, always wants to work, and sits with tail tucked wiggling with a half grin on his face. He has low confidence and is a bit sheepish so will need someone to take the lead. His handler needs to not baby him too much and balance his needed firm corrections and mark/reward his good behavior with animation to build confidence. With someone who understands his motivations and will keep him on track he will become more engaged and will develop into a soft, sensitive, and level dog.

If he were a human, he would be the dog version of Steve Urkel - the awkward geeky type who loves science. He is intelligent, sweet but awkward and shy, stumbling over himself to try to get in the perfect spot for some praise. His goofy, froggy sit will have you laughing as his wiggling body worms its way into your heart.

Torque is potty trained, crate trained, does well in the car, and is unfazed by loud noises. Food, head pets, and praise in a high happy voice are his biggest motivators. He tends to want to bolt, push past doors, and is strong on leash so will need firm correction for that, but mild – moderate correction for all else. He is a smart boy and working to master his basic commands.

Torque requires a patient, balanced handler to help him continue to come out of his shell. He needs to have clear boundaries and structure and thrives on routine and consistency.

West Coast adoptions only, HOWEVER, if application is strong we may consider placement in other Western US states.

Must have previous or current, purebred Belgian Malinois experience OR other high drive working breed experience. Have no children under the age of 12 years old OR have extensive experience with children and high drive dogs.

Our adoption process includes- completion of an application, followed by a telephone interview.


Adoption Donation: $500.00


Transport along Interstate 5 (Bakersfield, CA to Bellingham, WA) is available but cost not included in adoption fee.

For all inquiries, please fill out our adoption application first, as the volunteer answering emails is probably not the coordinator for the specific foster home/dog.




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