Belgian Malinois dog breed were generally developed to be a herding dogs. Today, Malinois has a lot of used, they work as a guard dog or protection dogs, they can also be a police dog, and specially they can be good family companions. Belgian Malinois is an intense, smart and athletic companions.
Belgian Malinois is devoted to his worked, he is an outstanding working dog who is confident, always alert, and ready to protect and fight for his family in any situation. He’s really have great affectionate with family members but aloof toward strangers. Belgian Malinois is excellent and great as watchdog. He protects his people and property with all his heart, and with only as much force as is required.
Their behavior is affected by a number of factors, like heredity, how they experience socialization, and how they are trained.
Like every dog, Belgian Malinois needs to learn how to socialize at their early age, like exposing him to many different people, sounds, sight and different experiences, so that they can get used to it and to gain confidence. Socialization helps them to ensure that they grows up to be a well-rounded dog. And if you really want him to grow and developed well, you can enrolled him in a puppy kindergarten class. Strolling him outside, or in your neighborhood, and bringing him into dogs park, and letting him to socialize with other people and animals, will also help him.
Belgian Malinois is better in cool climates, but he can also adapt well to warmer environments. They really love to be a part of every family activities, and he is not suited to live outside, being alone for a long period of time.
If possible, provide your Malinois with some off-leash exercise in a fenced area, you can join him in walking, playing and jogging, he will surely be happy. You should give him some activities or exercise at least 20 minutes, three or four-time a day. It doesn’t really matter what you do as long as you keep him active, and as long as you are gentle, kind, patient and consistent with him. You can also used positive reinforcement like praising him, playing with him, and giving food reward.
Belgian Malinois are highly sensitive and trainable, so you.should not force him or harsh him.
Belgian Malinois have short, straight, and hard coat. He has a double coated layer, and he has a hard topcoat, while his undercoat is dense, and shaggy, which make them a weather resistance, that was developed to work outdoors in all conditions. He has a long, shaggy hair on their neck, which is forming like a mane.
Belgian Malinois coat color, is typically fawn to mahogany, with a black on their face, ears, and also on tips of their hairs.
Having a short, smooth coat, makes them easy to groom. You should brush their coat weekly, using a firm bristle brush, and bath him, only when needed, or when he has a strong smell of dog. Belgian Malinois shed year-round, more heavily in the spring and fall.
Belgian Malinois has a height of 1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder, and with the weight of 40 to 80 pounds. They can live up to 12 to 14 years.
Belgian Malinois are naturally healthy, but like the all dog, they’re also prone to common health conditions like hip dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), elbow dysplasia, and anesthesia sensitivity.