Untrained Air Force dogs seeking loving homes

The Royal Australian Air Force Security and Fire School have 16 Belgian Malinois dogs who are seeking ideal, loving homes.

They have five male and 11 females to be sold by public tender.

These dogs vary in age from 15 months to eight years old and will be available for viewing on Thursday, 24 October 2019.

About the dogs

The majority of the dogs on offer have failed to display the attributes required of a Military Working Dog. Most commonly the dogs have an affectionate disposition, lacking in aggression. Others have failed to meet the strict health requirements for breeding or are mothers requiring a comfortable retirement.

All dogs have been assessed as suitable for pet life and are of a friendly nature. Some however are a little boisterous and are unsuitable for homing with young children.

These dogs are predominately untrained. They may acknowledge basic commands, but for the most part have no basic obedience training. However, they are indeed trainable and basic obedience training is highly recommended.

Defence recommends that applicants thoroughly research the Belgian Malinois breed as they are not a suitable pet for everyone.

Pedigree papers are not available but all dogs have been microchipped, de-sexed, and fully vaccinated.

Tender process

To comply with Defence Procurement Guidelines, the dogs must be sold by public tender.

Interested persons must submit a written monetary offer for the desired dog and outline the intended use of the dog via a short questionnaire. This will be provided on the day of viewing.

Although there is a requirement to submit a tender, the monetary offer may not necessarily secure the desired canine. Applications will be assessed by a board of members who will determine the most suitable home taking into account the best interests of the dog.

Tenders will be finalised 4pm Thursday, 31 October 2019. To be eligible to tender, either you or a representative must view the canines on the viewing date. Application forms will be supplied on the day.

Winston and 15 of his furry colleagues are up for adoption


All 16 dogs will be available for viewing to give prospective owners an opportunity to meet the dogs… and vice versa.

Dogs will be available for viewing on Thursday, 24 October 2019, between the hours 9am and 11am at Military Working Dog Training and Supply Flight, RAAF Security and Fire School (corner of Haigslea Amberley Road and Tarakan Road, RAAF Base Amberley).

Contact information

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