Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois, Belgian Shepherd, Malinois, Malinois Chien de Berger Belge, Mechelse Shepherd are known names for this dog breed. Belgian Malinois was named after the Belgian city of Malines it’s a working dog that is accustomed to an active outdoor life. Belgian sheep herding breeds, collectively known as chiens de berger Belge, shared their early history as general-purpose shepherds and guard dogs in Belgium. Belgian malinois also stands in need of constant socialization. They would much rather prefer to be with the family or other dogs than alone in a cage.

Malinois are quick learners and eager to do whatever their people ask of them. They excel are obedience, tracking, agility, flyball, herding, showing, Schutzhund and other protection sports, search and rescue, and police work. Belgian Malinois are intense dogs that are play-oriented and sensitive. Training should be fun, consistent, and positive. This is a healthy dog but minor concerns are CHD, epilepsy and skin allergies. Belgian Malinois only requires an occasional brushing