General information about Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinoises work in different roles. Due to the unique nervous system, this breed may accomplish different tasks, depending upon what he was taught and trained to do. Malinois is probably the best jumper in the world, he is able to get over very high barriers (3m or more). Malinoises are capable of great endurance and are incredibly restless in work. The dogs of this breed are selected considering their physical and psychical features, necessary in work. They are easily trained, very sociable and stable to stress. Besides, under certain conditions, Belgian Malinois is a perfect dog for family and wonderful companion, who is always ready to obey his ownerís commands.
 
It should be mentioned, that Malinoises of working breeding are dogs only for professional trainers and only for professional goals. You donít buy Ferrari to go to the supermarket. The same applies to dogs. Malinois of working breeding is a specially selected dog, in which working skills were raised for many generations. If somebody, who isnít professional trainer starts keeping Malinois, the dog may cause many problems for himself and for people. Thatís why, if you donít work for police, for example, or arenít professional dog trainer, donít bring working Belgian Malinois to your house. Youíd better choose some other dog breed.

Belgian Malinoises have very strong health. They are very modest and perfectly suit for living in the yard. Coat with thick undercoat reliably protects the dogs from any bad weather. Malinoises donít eat much and arenít picky in food.

Malinois is a very active dog, who needs not just walking with good physical activity, but training. Remember, that this breed was created for guarding work and itís very important to provide Malinois with such work. Malinois is tireless and he suffers from lack of work or attention. No doubt, Malinois is a dog for active people, who have enough time for dogís training.

Belgian Malinois remains to be active for a long time (12-13 years or more) and may be used for guard work longer, than any other breed. Malinoises normally live for 14-15 years. They usually donít have specific hereditary diseases or gastric torsion.

Care for coat is very easy. The hair should be combed out only when shedding. In Belgium dogsí owners donít wash Malinoises, even before dog show.


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