Wilder had his pre-winter bath yesterday and we took the opportunity to get some new pictures while we still have decent daylight conditions. Wilder is now 21 months old and has just started to grow some coat again after the summer. He is 63 cm tall (24.8″) and weighs approx. 38 kg (83.78 lb) (not yet fully mature), which is close to the AKC standard and exactly how we like our Mals to be. The closer to standard the better! I had problems finding a completely flat surface to stack him on but I think the pics came out okay anyway. He sure is a handsome boy and with a fantastic personality 🙂
We recently DNA tested Wilder for the long coat gene and he’s a non-carrier. We use DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) in Ohio for testing, as they have a fast and reliable service.