The Belusky hybrid emanates from two pure breeds: the Belgian Malinois and the Siberian Husky. The Belgian Malinois breed was initially developed in Malines, Belgium, being one of four varieties of Belgian sheepdogs developed in the 1800’s. The breed was developed for the purpose of shepherding and their strength, energy levels and work ethic make them perfect for this, as well as, many other working type tasks. The Belgian Malinois is an intelligent and sensitive canine who, today, has become quite the popular family dog. He is loyal to his human family and is quite the protector. The Belgian Malinois brings aggression, alertness, intelligence and protectiveness into the gene pool of the Belusky. On the other side of the equation, the Siberian Husky is a breed which was developed in Russia to be used as sled dogs. As one might expect, their breeding development has provided a coat which is ideal for colder temperatures and, surprisingly, allows them to tolerate some hotter temperatures as well. While this breed is powerful and athletic, the Siberian Husky is also affectionate, sensitive, loyal and non-aggressive. They are intelligent and independent, which basically means that you don’t have to keep reminding and reinforcing the fact that they are loved. They are good in homes with multiple dogs and exceptionally good with children -- in fact they are so good with people that they’ll let anyone into the home. Yes, that means even those who aren’t supposed to be there. They are very intelligent but this doesn’t help when it comes to training them. Ranking high in the “I could care less about learning this task” category, the breed is difficult to train as they aren’t really motivated to please their handlers. The Siberian Husky parent brings alertness, friendliness, gentleness, independence, intelligence, lovingness, outgoingness, socialness and, yes, stubbornness into the genetic pool of the Belusky hybrid. The Belusky hybrid originated in the United States.