MIEKO is a 3-year-old, German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois-mix dog. This sweet boy spent almost a year at the shelter and is very happy to be out and alive today... After leaving the shelter he has been sent to a trainer and has been living with her and her pack of dogs. Trainer Elisa says he is a wonderful dog: he has been around lots of people, including older kids, and did wonderfully well - no aggression. Mieko has been living at the trainer's house with a bunch of other dogs of all ages - of all personalities and sizes - and does wonderfully well with all of them. He has also found a GSD girlfriend, and they have been playing all day long. His future owner needs to be a strong leader and set boundaries from day one, someone experienced with the German Shepherd breed. He's been very well-behaved and takes corrections really well, but is a very smart adolescent dog and he could take over if he thought his human was not in control. He would love a home with another playful dog. He has so much fun playing! Mieko needs a high fence and a safe yard - he should not be left outside without supervision. He is crate-trained and does really well in the crate: no barking or whining. This affectionate boy loves belly rubs.