The Malinois Greyhound is a hybrid crossed between the Belgian Malinois and the Greyhound. The combination makes for a large dog that is physically agile and bright. Offspring can exhibit traits from either of the parent breeds; however, this mixed breed tends to have more characteristics of the Greyhound, making for a friendly companion.
Both the Greyhound and Belgian Malinois are intelligent, but the Malinois has a much higher energy level and more intensive exercise needs compared to the Greyhound. The Greyhound tends to be calm, docile, and friendly, especially when it comes to children. Entertain and challenge your Malinois Greyhound with physically and mentally stimulating activities.
Treibball is a sport designed for dogs who were born to herd. The activity is an alternative for the pups who don't have access to animals for herding. You'll train your pooch to move eight exercise balls from a playing field into a designated net within the allocated time.
While moving the balls, your pooch must follow their handler's commands so that the balls enter the net in a specific order, adding another element of difficulty to the game. The actual sport does have requirements for the size of the exercise balls used, the time allocated, the area of the playing field, as well as the size of the net. If you're playing for fun, you can just use the general guidelines to modify the game for your Malinois Greyhound.
This activity is ideal for Belgian Malinois cross breeds due to their history as herding dogs. Treibball requires both obedience and physical endurance, making it the "ulti-mutt" workout!
There's a variety of running games you can play with your Malinois Greyhound to get them moving on a daily basis, but one game every breed loves is fetch!
Malinois Greyhounds are known for their tendency to chase anything that runs, which is why running games, such as fetch, are a "pawfect" way to harness this natural tendency. All object retrieval activities are free to play, with only small costs for the toys and treats you use. Fetch is straightforward and can be done anywhere, though it is better when you play in an area with lots of space. Play the game anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on your pup’s interest and energy levels.
Frisbee is an exciting and engaging activity to play with your Malinois Greyhound. Depending on your pup's energy, you can play for hours. Frisbee is similar to fetch, except when you use a Frisbee, the goal is actually to catch the object before it touches the ground.
With Frisbee, your pooch will improve their "mouth-eye" coordination by readying themselves before the toss so they can catch the object before it lands. After grabbing the Frisbee from the air, they'll return and repeat the action. The sport is easy to play, though it may take some time to learn. You can play Frisbee rain or shine, making it an optimal activity for any weather.
Take advantage of the many dog-friendly beaches in America by going for a swim with your Malinois Greyhound. Bring a toy to enhance their experience and get them moving in the water. Pack a lunch for the "pawfect" day at the beach!
Make the most of your time with your Malinois Greyhound by filling your days with various activities that not only engage but also stimulate. For starters, Treibball is a unique dog sport that is ideal for any pooch with herding instincts. Your pooch will be love "herding" the balls into the net and following your commands. You may also consider adding the element of jumping to your standard game of fetch by using a Frisbee instead of a ball. Frisbees are easy to bring along on day excursions, like a trip to the beach. Another physical activity for you to explore is building an obstacle course so your pooch can become a master of agility.
Overall, Malinois Greyhounds are energetic and intelligent, which is why it's important to stimulate them both mentally and physically for at least an hour each day!