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Ivan Balabanov | 2 x Time World Champion

Why Us?

malinois ivanBecause Ot Vitosha Malinois and Ivan Balabanov have been dominating the Dog Training World for over 15 years! World Champion Belgian Malinois – bred in USA and highly respected by dog fanciers worldwide! My Malinois are not a hobby, they are my life and addiction, this is all I do, so yes I am a professional. Since 1989 I have been very successful breeding Belgian Malinois under the name Ot Vitosha, with clear goal to maintain a certain type of Malinois – Fearless dog, with Perfect working ethic and Health but most importantly an excellent Family dog! I am also the founder and long time president of the American Working Malinois Association (AWMA) as well as an FCI ( International Dog Federation) working dog judge.
As a breeder of Belgian Malinois I always had a goal to test my dogs against the best Malinois in the world and the best of any other breed . Ot Vitosha malinois are the only American bred dogs (not just Malinois) to ever win the title World Champion. In fact we have done this twice! Ot Vitosha Malinois has a crazy record that no one has ever accomplished, check this out: Only the highlights – the championship titles Ot Vitosha dogs have won. Of course there are 100’s of other achievements, but it will be quite impossible to keep this page updated if we have to enter every title our dogs have earned  
  • 2016 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2016 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2015 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2015 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2014 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2011 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2009 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2008 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2007 FCI Torino, Italy All Breeds IPO 3 World Champion
  • 2007 FMBB Le Touquet, France Belgian Shepherd World Champion
  • 2007 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2006 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2005 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2004 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2003 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2001 USCA (United SchH Clubs ) German Shepherd Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2000 AWDF (American Working Dog Federation) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2000 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2000 FMBB Homburg,Germany Belgian Shepherd World Vice Champion
  • 2000 DVG America All Breeds Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 1999 DVG America All Breeds Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 1998 DVG America All Breeds Nationals IPO 3 Champion
The following titles are of dogs that are not Ot Vitosha bred, but are sired by our Ot Vitosha stud dogs:
  • 2014 AWDF (American Working Dog federation) National IPO 3 Champion
  • 2012 AWMA (American Working Malinois Assoiciation) National IPO 3 Champion
  • 2009 Mondio Ring (USMRA) National MR3 Champion
  • 2008 AWDF (American Working Dog federation) National IPO 3 Champion
  • 2008 DVG America All Breeds Nationals IPO 3 Champion
  • 2008 USCA (United Schutzhund Clubs of America) North American IPO 3 Champion
  • 2008 Mondio Ring (USMRA) National MR 3 Champion
  • 2007 AWMA (American Working Malinois Association) Nationals IPO 3 Champion
Many of our dogs are Police k9’s across the country, SAR around the world, Superior Personal Protection dogs and above all best friends, and family dogs. Pictures and videos of them will be uploaded soon

Malinois Champion FMBB Closing