The Belgian Malinois

 

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The Belgian Malinois

 

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Young Trainer with Protection Malinois
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The Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a a type of shepherd dog bred for herding. The breed originated from Belgium and its name Malinois is derived from the Belgian city French name Malinois. The Malinois is a medium to large, short-haired, breed that may range in many coat colors. A Malinois’ coat may range in colors from, mahogany, black-masked fawn, tan, black tipped fawn, black, and gray (blue), with the latter being more rare. The Belgian Malinois has a watchful, friendly, protective, alert, hard-working, confident, and highly active temperament. A Malinois should not be shy, nor aggressive. Shyness and aggression are characteristics of a Malinois that has not been properly socialized and trained as a puppy. As high energy dogs, a Belgian Malinois that is not properly trained nor has an appropriate outlet to release its energy, may develop bad habits due to boredom. The Malinois is an intelligent breed that can be trained to do numerous jobs. Although they were originally bred for herding purposes, Malinois can now be seen working as police dogs, protection dogs, military dogs, search and rescue, detection, and as members of the U.S. Secret Service. The Belgian Malinois impeccable resume would not be complete without the most important job, which is family companion. A Malinois ability to be a loyal companion allows it to excel at whatever job it is given due to its high drive and willingness to please its handler. The Malinois can make an excellent family companion and guard dog. The average life span for a Malinois is 12-14 years. The size of a male can average from 24″ – 26″ in height and weigh an average of 65 – 85lbs. A female Malinois has an average height of 22″ – 24″ and weigh an average of 60 – 70lbs. The Belgian Malinois has a strong athletic build which makes it easy for them to scale tall walls in a single bound. The Belgian Malinois is a relatively new breed in the U.S. compared to its popular cousin the German Shepherd. With fewer kennels and breeders in the U.S., finding a quality Belgian Malinois can take some time, and finding one that is properly trained for protection can be even more difficult. When selecting a Belgian Malinois as a companion be sure to speak with the breeder or seller to ensure you are receiving the best that the breed has to offer.

Is the Belgian Malinois good for family ?

Not every dog from any breed is good for family Why?  It’s not about the breed necessarily but rather the temperament of the dog which can be determined by the breeding program.  Some Malinois are bred for super high prey drive, hunt drive, ball/toy possession and other drives that are not necessarily desired for a family protection companion so therefore that particular dog may not be a good fit for a family.  A Malinois with Good nerves, confidence, natural instincts, stable with the right drives for protection but not over the top where they cant sit still and be in a social environment as a family protection dog therefore would be a good fit for family.  With any breed training is the key, with training there is communication and understanding.  A Belgian Malinois needs an alpha presence like all working breeds and once it’s been established and they have been trained properly it makes a happy home.

More info on the Belgian Malinois

If a French canine beauty with a variety of appealing characteristics is what you are looking for in a canine companion, then look no further, the Belgian Malinois may be right for you!  Originating from Malines Belgium, the Belgian Malinois is considered to be a separate classification of the shepherd dog and was bred for herding. The breed originated from Belgium and its name Malinois is derived from the Belgian city French name Malines.

The Belgian Malinois has a watchful, friendly, protective, alert, hard-working, confident, and highly active temperament. As a high energy dog, the Belgian Malinois requires outlets to release its energy. When the energy of a Belgian Malinois is properly channeled, much joy and notable sense of security are the rewards.  The temperament of the Belgium Malinois accounts for its ability to be satisfying canine companion for the right family.  Embracing the Belgian Malinois for the personality type it has been given genetically can produce years of fun and lovability.

The Belgian Malinois is an intelligent breed that can be trained to do numerous jobs. Although they were originally bred for herding purposes, Belgian Malinois can now be seen working as police dogs, protection dogs, military dogs, search and rescue, detection, and as members of the U.S. Secret Service. The Belgian Malinois’s impeccable resume would not be complete without the most important job being performed, which is that of being a true family companion ready to protect, play, and cuddle. A Belgian Malinois’s ability to be a loyal companion allows it to excel at whatever job it is given which is attributed to it’s high drive and willingness to please its family or handler.

The Belgian Malinois can make an excellent family companion canine, protection canine, and/or guard dog.  The Belgian Malinois has a strong athletic build which makes it easy for them to scale tall walls in a single bound. The Belgian Malinois is a relatively new breed in the U.S. compared to its popular cousin the German Shepherd. With fewer kennels and breeders in the U.S., finding a quality Belgian Malinois can take some time, and finding one that is properly trained for protection work can be even more difficult. When selecting a Belgian Malinois as a canine companion be sure to execute your due diligence in order to ensure that you are receiving the best that the breed has to offer. The Belgian Malinois- Bon jour!

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