I hope to cover everything here. I had 2 Lab mixes for the past 13 years. I recently lost one, and myself and the other dog (an old Lab/Husky mix, deaf, with good disposition) have just been lost without him. So I had been looking for a newish pup, or teenager to fill our void. I got in touch with a rescuer, and found 3 young dogs / puppies to go see. We arrived with older dog and found that 2 of the 3 were way too much for my older dog. (They were very sweet, but large, and very young and puppy like) The third, Ruby, which I was told was a GSD mix, 6 mo. old was brought out. She had a very nice energy, and Dave, my older dog, seemed ok with her. Very sweet puppy. We were discussing what all she was mixed with, and the rescue guy mentioned Malinois, and she has some dark sports on her tongue, and some other traits that may indicate Malinois. Let me first say that this sweet puppy has not exhibited any aggressive traits, whatsoever. But the more I look at her, and research the breed, I think she has a LOT of Malinois in her. I have no problem with this breed, BUT know enough to know I wanted no part of it, as they need so much mental and physical stimulation, that I know I am not equipped to deal with. I take my dogs for daily walks, and take them with me in the car, anywhere they can go. So, I am not a total slouch, but I know Malinois need much more than that to sustain a properly balanced dog. I am extremely concerned that I cannot give her what she needs. I have also read many things that say Malinois are NOT meant to be pets. That was what I wanted. Just a pet that was easy going, and ok with what I had to offer. (My yard is fenced, but not very big). Am I freaking out prematurely? I would never forgive myself if she became aggressive due to lack of stimulation, and did something to my lab mix, or some kid, or stranger. And I also don't want to wait til that happens, and have to get rid of her after falling in love with her, and having something bad happen. I had her out back, and my neighbor was out putzing around in the yard, and she seemed very fixated on him, but maybe any young dog would be. She came in without incident. I'm just having all kinds of misgivings about this sweet girl, and maybe have read some wrong things about this breed absolutely NOT being a family pet. I can tend to freak out about things that haven't happened yet. So could any of you Mal owners or anyone with experience with this breed, please educate me as to what to look for, or what to do. I can tell you now that I wont be able to give her all of the mental and physical things to keep her an ideal pet of this breed. But I don't know what else to do. I guess maybe wait and see if any of this even comes to fruition. But for her sake as well as ours, I need some direction. I am aware of what this breed is capable of. HELP. This is not what I signed up for and don't want to be irresponsible with this dog that could potentially grow into a Maligator. (Read this too. Maybe should stay off the computer, huh? Thank you, and sorry for the novel. I feel very unsettled, and concerned.