Belgian Malinois: Are They a Good Choice?
The Belgian Malinois was bred specifically for herding and other intensive working dog tasks, which may leave you wondering if this is the right breed for your family. Daniel chose to specifically address this breed due to its rise in popularity in the US and the number of people seeking breed information.
However, as Daniel points out:
"Malinois' are amazing dogs within certain capacities. They necessitate a lot of work, a lot of mental stimulation, and a lot of energy because they have a lot of energy. If you have the right formula for them, then I highly encourage it. Otherwise, I highly discourage it."
In other words, the Malinois breed is not for everyone. They are working dogs through and through. While they are very eager to please their owners, they are difficult to live with if you do not provide them with the appropriate amount of stimulus and activity.
For those who are still interested in owning one, however, Daniel recommends choosing a reputable breeder to ensure you get the quality temperament and health history that you need. He encourages prospective owners to be careful about where they source their puppy from and to make sure the breeder they choose is concerned with producing healthy, well-adjusted pups that will be a good fit for your family.