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GatorlandK9 Malinois Puppy Selection Process

on Thursday, 15 August 2019. Posted in Belgian Malinois, Puppies

Why GatorlandK9 Malinois Make a Great Family Dog

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At GatorlandK9 Malinois we take the time to listen to our perspective clients. We evaluate each clients needs taking into consideration their needs, desires and goals.  A family companion dog is a different selection process than a police/military/sporting dog prospect.  

We have a stellar success rate for matching our GatorlandK9 puppies to families. Our malinois puppies are socialized from a very early age with environment as well as with other animals, children and adults.  We socialize the pups in public venues as well. 

We emphasize the importance of training the malinois puppies from an early age as it establishes a proper pack boss/buddy relationship and develops proper communication with your dog.  

We welcome you to read our testimonials and feel free to ask us any questions about our  GatorlandK9 Malinois Puppies.  Contact via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 386-337-0730. 

We recently placed Presley with Brittany M. this month here is what Brittany had to share on our facebook page

Brittany M. & Presley


I had been researching and looking around for the past couple years to prepare myself getting a malinois. I would inquire multiple breeders here and there to just get an idea of price and advice and ask questions. Not one responded, except Ted Hoppe. Last month I was doing one of my random searches of malinois breeders located within my maximum travel distance. Ted called me minutes after I submitted an inquiry from his webpage. We spoke at great length about many things regarding the breed, how he breeds, his background, etc. Ted offered advice, kindness and trust just within this 45min call. I originally was looking for an all black female malinois puppy, but after speaking with Ted, I changed my mind. After the call ended he texted me photos of one of his female puppies and I immediately fell in love and on a whim, told him I’d take her. Now remember I was just poking around expecting to wait for a litter and get advice ....

We set a date and I drove 9 hours to meet her.

When you get a puppy from Ted, it’s not a transaction. It’s an experience.

He and and his son, RJ, showed me my puppy’s mother, father, and grandfather. Had the two males showcase what they’re capable of and how well trained and social and smart and handsome they are. It was beyond a doubt the most rewarding and awesome experience.

He brought out two puppies, one being from the photos and another female slightly bigger and blonder. BOTH were amazing. But I had been looking at Presley’s photos (that’s what I named her) everyday since he sent them so I had to take her.

Fast forward to now, a month since having Presley in my life. Everyday has been amazing. She is the most perfect Belgian malinois. Absolutely perfect. I work an animal hospital and everyone loves her. She’s extremely social and is quick to learn. In fact, just the other day, our behavior specialist finally met her, and she’s not a sugar coating kind of doctor. Very blunt and will tell you straight up what you’re doing wrong if she sees behavior issues. Dr. Radosta was nothing but impressed and blown away by Presley. After asking questions about why I wanted a mal and who the breeder was , she stated “well, your breeder bred you a beautiful malinois”. And she wasn’t only talking about appearances, she meant her temperament and how social and curious and outgoing she is.

So to wrap this novel up, if you are thinking about getting a malinois, and you’re comparing breeders or whatever.. just stop. You will never find a better choice than Gatorlandk9 for your mal. Everything they say they can backup. Ted and his son are always available before and after you get your dog with any questions , concerns, advice by phone, text, email. Truly amazing, smart, educated, experienced breeders. You’d be missing out on the pup of a lifetime if you go elsewhere. I promise.  Brittnay M.

For more infomation contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (386) 337-0730

Thank You 2014

on Wednesday, 31 December 2014. Posted in Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd Puppies, Malsatians, Veterans with PTSD, German Shepherds, Protection Dogs, Puppies, Service Dogs, Service Protection Dog training


We had such a wonderful year with all of you we wanted to take a minute to share some of the highlights of 2014!


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We started off with this delicious Red Sable Puppy.  Brad Hoppe is overseeing the puppy love!

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 Thanks to your generosity we placed Service Protection Dog "Hero"

with Veteran Josh S. 

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Singer/Songwriter Cory Singer performed on our behalf at an event in New Jersey to help raise funds for veterans.


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We had some amazing puppies come through GatorlandK9 this year

on their way to new homes!

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 Some of our German Shepherd Service Dogs became world travelers.  We have enjoyed the travels of Jessi the Service Dog this past year!  Here she is with her handler in Europe!

Sarah Buxton and Naya


Country Music Star Sarah Buxton honored GatorlandK9 

by awarding our "Naya" the Service Dog of The Year Award

presented by Heart Songs for Veterans in Nashville, TN

Jill Pavel, Founder of Heart Songs for Veterans

Presented our Service Dog Program with a $ 2000.00 donation from the event.

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 Endy Found a Forever Home with our new friend Jane Saul!


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 We continue to celebrate Gatorland Malinois.  This is one of our alumni Mela.

We look forward to celebrating 2015 with all of you!!  Meet Taimon he will be arriving at GatorlandK9 International soon!

Contact Ted Hoppe (386) 337-0730 or email Ted at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Happy New Year!

Author: Jill Pavel 

We LOVE our Belgian!

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Belgian Malinois

At GatorlandK9 International we often hear from our clients who purchase our puppies/dogs for Service Protection Dogs and Family Companions. 

Hey Ted,

I just wanted to give you an update on our wonderful Belgian. I attached a few photos we have taken recently. He is a very courageous, adventurous, ball of energy who loves his long relaxing naps in weird positions. We traveled home to Texas over the Fourth of July weekend. Let me tell you how wonderful he did. He flew in the cabin with us both ways and laid on the floor completely relaxed and was a perfect dog. I was also surprised that on the Fourth during fireworks he laid at Madison's feet the whole time and then decided he would sleep through almost all of it. He has never showed us an ounce of worry or act of being scared. We take him to an obstacle course multiple times throughout the week and he has mastered all of it. His love for water is growing everyday now to where he walks in just for fun. He has also successfully learned sit, lay down, shake, and is working on stay. We wanted to let you know we couldn't be happier with the wonderful animal you have provided us with. We get so many compliments on how beautiful and well behaved he is. Words can't express our gratefulness. Thanks again for everything!

Very Truly Yours,

Madison and Andrew

puppy glaeder

 Author: Jill Pavel

Check out Malinois Puppy Glaedr!

on Monday, 09 September 2013. Posted in Belgian Malinois, German Shepherds

Another Great Testimonial from our client Kurt!


I just wanted to give you an update on how Glaedr is doing.  He is everything you described and more.  What an amazing pup he is!  He didn't take much time to settle and show us his true personality.  He has amazing drive and is constantly on the go.  I don't know if you did any initial training but the need to potty train him or teach him how to sit and stay is almost non existent, he is just that smart!

I am sending you a picture to show you how he is doing.

Thank you again Ted,



Glaeder is a Pure Malanois!  For more information on our Belgian Malinois please visit

Author: Jill Pavel

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