The Belgian Malinois is one of four types of Belgian shepherding dogs. They are a common police and military dog, given their energy and alertness with a similar look to that of a German Shepherd. These naturally protective dogs, are easily trainable and happiest when given a job. Equipped with a high prey drive, the breed is prone to developing neurotic behaviors if not properly stimulated at a young age.
Notable health issues (lessened by selective breeding) include:
For more information: American Kennel Club – Belgian Malinois.
- Belgian Malinois Dogs (dogster.com)