Malinois X

65-85 lbs
20-26"
Unknown
Belgian Malinois
German Shepherd
German Malinois, Shepinois

The Malinois X, a fairly new hybrid mix of the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog, combines the breed characteristics of the parent breeds resulting in a canine which is an intelligent, good-natured, level-headed, energetic protector of its beloved human family.  There isn’t much information available on this sturdy hybrid itself but plenty exists on the parent breeds who were developed to be working dogs in the 1800’s. Though the place and date of origin of the hybrid is unknown, the parent breeds excelled in working as shepherding dogs in the past and continue to be utilized in police and military areas. Their low maintenance and good-natured temperament make them excellent family dogs as well.


Purpose
Companion, protection, hunting, drug detection, explosive detection
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Belgian Malinois, German Shepherd

Malinois X Health

Average Size
Male Malinois X size stats
Height: 20-26 inches Weight: 65-85 lbs
Female Malinois X size stats
Height: 20-26 inches Weight: 65-85 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Bloat
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Anesthesia Sensitivity/Allergy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Endocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)
Minor Concerns
  • Bone And Joint Problems
  • Allergies
  • Hip And Elbow Dysplasia
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cataracts
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Dental Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • X-ray imaging
  • Eye Examinations
  • Blood Analysis
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Internal Imaging (x-ray, CT scan, MRI, etc.)
  • Blood And Urine Analysis

Malinois X Breed History

The Malinois X hybrid is a mix of the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog and, although there is plenty of information available on the parent breeds, there isn’t much available on the hybrid itself, including the date and place of origin.  We must glean information on the hybrid from information on the parent breeds. The Belgian Malinois breed can be traced back to the 1800’s where they were developed in Malines, Belgium -- where the breed got its name.  The Belgian Malinois is one of four Belgian shepherding breeds developed in that area and is most likely the most popular of those shepherding breeds.  On the surface, it appears to closely resemble the German Shepherd Dog with which it was bred to get the Malinois X hybrid.  Though the Belgian Malinois parent breed was developed for shepherding tasks, it also excels in a variety of police and military tasks, search and rescue, service dogs, guard dogs, obedience competition, agility, conformation, sledding, herding, Schutzhund, therapy and tracking.  This parent breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1993.  The German Shepherd Dog originated in Germany in the 1800’s and was developed for a variety of shepherding activities, hunting and guarding.  His shepherding skills included moving along the outside edge of the flock and urging the stray sheep back into the fold not by the aggressive barking, heel-nipping and chasing that we commonly see depicted on the TV screen but by silent, steady and stealthy movements which do not cause panic in the flock.  In the beginning, there were three distinct coat varieties of German Shepherd Dog: smooth haired, long haired and wirehaired, but over time, the wirehaired disappeared.  The longhaired variety is still appears occasionally but these are not accepted in the American show ring.  The German Shepherd Dogs of today are preferred to have medium-length, smooth coats.  Being among the most trainable of all dog breeds, the German Shepherd Dog is still being used in herding tasks as well as police and military work, narcotics detection and search and rescue, their traits being described as:  stable, courageous, protective, bravery, loyalty and keen-scenting skills.  They are highly valued as guide dogs for the disabled since they are intelligent and watchful and use good judgement.  All of these traits go together to create a breed that is perfect for uses of therapy dogs, guardians of homes, show dogs and faithful companionship.  The German Shepherd Dog is recognized by the American Kennel Club.  The Malinois X hybrid itself is recognized by the following organizations:  American Canine Hybrid Club, Designer Breed Registry, Designer Dogs Kennel Club and Dog Registry of America.

Malinois X Breed Appearance

The Malinois X hybrid is a mix of the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog, but there is  little information available about it and, as such, the Malinois X hybrid can take on the physical and appearance characteristics of either or both breed parents. Your hybrid, as described by owners and breeders, will likely weigh between 65 and 85 pounds and stand 20 to 26 inches tall., have a flat skull that is proportionate with the rest of the body;  a muzzle that is on the longer side with a black nose and deep set almond shaped eyes and ears that are set high and carried erect.  The sturdy, athletic body is a bit more compact than the German Shepherd side of the bio mix and is covered with a coat that is coarse, harsh and rough, double layer and short to long but is not hypoallergenic.  The colors that the Malinois X hybrid comes in are: fawn, black, brown, blue, white and tan.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Malinois X eyes
Brown
Nose Color Possibilities
black Malinois X nose
Black
Coat Color Possibilities
fawn Malinois X coat
Fawn
black Malinois X coat
Black
brown Malinois X coat
Brown
blue Malinois X coat
Blue
white Malinois X coat
White
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Malinois X straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Malinois X Breed Maintenance

The Malinois X is not a hypoallergenic canine, as is the case with both parent breeds.  The hybrid will have a coat which will likely be varying length which will need to be brushed thoroughly two to three times weekly during most months and, since both parent breeds contribute significant shedding to the bio mix, daily during the normal shedding periods.  Brushing your hybrid with a firm bristled brush will not only remove the loose hair but will also keep the coat shiny and healthy looking.  Bathing need only be done when your hybrid is really dirty so as not to remove too much of the essential oils. The smell level and drooling level are low with this hybrid.  Toenail trimming will be necessary as needed unless your hybrid keeps them ground down in its daily activities and exercise periods.  Your hybrid's ears should be checked and cleaned, with attention given to the parts you can see without insertion of anything into the ear canal.  The teeth should be brushed at least three times a week, though daily would be even better if possible.  Keeping up with dental exams, eye exams and routine physical exams with your veterinary professional will also be needed to keep your hybrid family member healthy and fit.
Brushes for Malinois X
Pin Brush
Deshedder
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Malinois X requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Malinois X Temperament

The Malinois X hybrid canine, being the result of breeding a Belgian Malinois with a German Shepherd Dog, is a great family dog!  This hardy, fun-loving, devoted and hard working dog will fit into your lifestyle as long as you are firmly in control.  While the hybrid appears to get its levelheadedness from the German Shepherd Dog, your hybrid will also be energetic, loyal, protective and demanding when it comes to being the center of an active household, not allowing you to ignore her.  She is quite intelligent and trains easily as she is also quite eager to please.  She will try to be the dominant one when being trained, so you'll have to be firm and encouraging with her to show her who is really in charge. If early socialization is done with her, your hybrid will get along great with children and other animals.  She will be protective of the children and other human family members, though she could become a bit territorial with pets and other dogs, causing her to chase them as prey.  Raising her with other dogs and pets will help to modify this trait.  Be firm with your children and teach them not to pull on her ears and tail or hurt her.  She's a great watchdog and will alert you of the presence of strangers, inside the house or out.

Malinois X Activity Requirements

Your Malinois X hybrid is an active canine, getting this high energy level from both of the parent breeds, the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd Dog.  Your hybrid is a very active breed of canine and will require lots of not only physical exercise but mental challenge as well.  This hybrid is better suited to a house with a fenced yard to enable her to get more of the exercise she needs but she'll also love to walk or jog with you anytime, day or night!  Your hybrid will be her happiest with a couple of long walks and brisk playtime coupled with mental challenge.  Games of Frisbee, fetch, earth dog training and obedience training are some of the activities which will help to spend some of the physical energy and provide mental stimulation to avoid the annoying behaviors that can develop from boredom.  Expect to walk her 1 to 2 hours per day in addition to the playtime in the backyard.  This hybrid is able to adapt to urban or rural settings and, though not the best fit, can be adapted to condo or apartment living, provided the owner is willing to commit to adequate exercise opportunities outside the home to keep her fit and healthy.  Because of the double coat inherited from both parent breeds, your hybrid is better suited to colder climates than hotter ones.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
10 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
120 minutes

Malinois X Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00

Malinois X Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Malinois X size stats at six months
Height: 18.5 inches Weight: 56.5 lbs
Female Malinois X size stats at six months
Height: 18.5 inches Weight: 56.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Malinois X size stats at 12 months
Height: 23.0 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs
Female Malinois X size stats at 12 months
Height: 23.0 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Malinois X size stats at 18 months
Height: 23.0 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs
Female Malinois X size stats at 18 months
Height: 23.0 inches Weight: 75.0 lbs

Malinois X Owner Experiences

Petra
1 Year
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My girl is the MOST loving girl I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet let alone own. She will move, extremely kindly, other dogs out of the way to get attention. She is very active and I work as a kennel supervisor so we had the added benefit of activity and socializing. She is good with 99% of dogs, but when a obnoxious dog is in our group she gets very agitated. I also own a AKC German Shepherd so they are very different. She is very needy. When she was young I took her to a bite training class eval and because she is so kind and sweet hearted, she that wasn’t a good fit for her. But throw a fast ball at her at 5 feet and she catches it and brings it back. I’m trying to get her to jump a little, but she is on the taller side and it takes me a lot of begging for her to do it. I don’t know if it’s her age. But, sprout and agility wise, she’s amazing. She is a loving sweet girl. She takes after the Malinois more than the GSD side for looks. She’s slim, black slim muzzle and face, gold eyes, dawn color. She has a longer tail like the GSD and the ears of a GSD. I think this should be a recognized breed because the combo is the best of both worlds.
2 months ago
Drako
6 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Our dog is energetic but very well behaved with guidance. He’s lovable and friendly.
2 months ago
Gizmo
14 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
He is larger than what is described. He is super protective of his humans. He is very territorial over his yard. Has been easy to train and loves to be loved on
2 months, 3 weeks ago
Neka
11 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Walking
Our last 2 dogs were GSD mixes for the last 18 years. We got our new girl from a local rescue who brought her up from AC in Alabama at approximately 3 months old. She is lively, learns well, but will always test her limits if you don't pay attention to her. She was just weighed today and is 79 lbs at just under a year old.
3 months ago
tara
3 Months
3 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
tara LOVES chasing her tennis balls and absolutely loves belly rubs, she can seem aggressive due to her barking to strangers but as soon as you pet her she’s in love. she does play bite still and is ALWAYS active, she keeps my whole family healthy. she’s also very protective which is why she barks so much. she can play by herself forever but if someone walks into the room she sticks to them like glue. she does sometimes get too excited and barks but she is so easy to love. sometimes she’s always asleep or she never sleeps at all.
3 months ago
Runa
18 Months
3 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Frisbee
Jogging
Fetching
Walking
My family had experience with German Shepherds and German shepherds mixes (with wolf). But it's truly my first time with one. I had a beagle before and we also have a Golden-Lab mix, but since Runa arrived I have to say it's a rollercoaster! I love her. She learns and understands every command you teach her, but sometimes she's just so rebellious and independent that it's hard to follow with good leadership. I tire her with physical and mental exercises, but she's the happiest when she plays with other dogs. That's where the issues begin. We socialized her since she was 3 months old. She likes to play rough, to take a branch, run and be chased. But sometimes out of the blue she just gets mad because the other dog grabs 'her' branch (or ball). It's so unpredictable. I've worked with her, but it just happens sometimes. I have to be careful and watch her mood to let her play with unknown dogs, but she's chill with her friends. Man! She has an attitude sometimes and it tires me. She could be the most friendly and playful dog, then she just doesn't want to play with unknown dogs and becomes a bit agressive, or she becomes insecure and stays by my or my mom's side. Anyone else with this problems? Or it's just me and Runa?
3 months ago
Kya
9 Months
2 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug of war and Fetch
Running
The moment I got kya, I fell in love❤️ It has been a roller coaster, we have our days where she is lazy and then our days where she won’t stop moving. She’s very protective but loves people.
3 months ago
Sky
11 Years
1 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Therapy Training
snuggling
Walking
Road trip
I got Sky at 10 years old from the local shelter. He has arthritis on his back legs and cataract but is otherwise a very healthy and lively dog for his age. He is extremely affectionate, loves cuddles and snuggling on the couch and loves being around humans and the center of attention. Extremely food driven to the point of no self control around food and muzzle necessary for walks but picks up commands with easy and is very obedient with no formal training on my end (maybe the previous owner trained him, I don't know). We live in a small apartment in the suburbs of a large European town, he was fully adapted to living inside since day 1. We go on two walks a day about 1.5-2h per day which is enough for someone his age. With other dogs he can be overly assertive but hasn't shown serious aggression and usually walks away when attacked. He's about 25 kg (55 lbs) which is on the smaller end but I am also keeping him lean as per vet's recommendation for the arthritis. He's my first dog and is absolutely amazing, I cannot imagine how a perfect dog like him ended up in the shelter.
3 months, 1 week ago
Ziva
4 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Camping
Ball
Walking
When we got her, she was misrepresented as a GSD. It took a while to find out she was really an X. It explained much about her personality, build, exceptional agility, and behavior. The trainer of my K9 team had no doubts she was what she is. She is much more attached to me physically compared to my late GSD. I’ve never seen another dog that gets pure joy running around our property like a nut and it gives us pleasure to see her happy. She has become an excellent search dog and goes to work with me every day on my job in law enforcement and looks forward to jumping in the cruiser and heading down the road. I never thought I’d be this attached to another dog after my last, but she has taken a big part of my heart and I can’t imagine a day without her. She’s my best friend and partner. At first as a puppy, it was a love/hate relationship between her and the wife but she has become very attached to Ziva as well and the feeling is mutual.
3 months, 3 weeks ago
charlie
3 Years
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Fetch
kind of experienced
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Atlas
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Run
cuddle
Fetch
Seek
We have had Atlas for 6 months, he has been a great addition. He is very high energy and loves to eat but can't seem to gain weight.
4 months, 1 week ago
Freya
13 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She was born with a skin allergy, but it’s under control. She definitely has the dominant trait and will try to rule the house. Very demanding, but we’re working on it. She loves swimming. Her hair is on the shorter side and is a combination of fawn, black, and tan. Beautifully distributed through out. She’s on the smaller side, in my opinion. She hasn’t been to her 1 year appointment, so I’m not sure how much she weighs. Very sweet dog. She loves everyone in our family, but she doesn’t like for our other dog to eat, which is short lived. Over all, she’s a great family dog.
4 months, 4 weeks ago
Jasmine
6 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking, playing, doggy puzzles, training .
My Jasmine is full of personality, she is a real comedian.... she loves people . She bonded very well to both my husband and I . We have had Jasmine since she was 8 weeks old She is now 5 1/2 months old . We toilet trained her within 2 weeks. She is very receptive to training and picks things up very quickly however she can be a little stubborn at times .... she is amazing and we love her to bits
5 months ago
Nakita
8 Years
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is a wonderful dog with all the traits explained here. Very protective, yet loving and has a ton of energy.
5 months, 2 weeks ago
Felon
11 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
very happy with my choice in getting him. Very intelligent and easy to train. They can be hard-headed at times but positive reinforcement will make them the easiest to train.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
Safari
5 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the city
Dog Parks
Beach
Walk
Fetch
Safari came home with us at 8 weeks and only had one night where she woke up and cried. Since the second night, she sleeps all the way through in her crate. She was potty trained within a few days and uses a bell to tell us when she needs to go outside. She calms almost immediately in the car and has enjoyed exploring the coast with me through puppyhood. She’s doing well with other dogs and gets excited to see any other human (kids included). The only thing we’ve been having trouble with is resource guarding her bully sticks and any water bowl. She started doing it at the dog park and now we are working with a trainer to get her through it. THE MALINGATOR nickname is spot on because she bit us like crazy up until about 4 months!! It has slowed quite a bit but this girl can chew on bullies, chew toys, etc for hours if we let her. She’s a bit mouthy and likes to give sass when she is frustrated. We started training early and couldn’t be happier with her progress!!
6 months, 1 week ago
Ariel
5 Months
7 People
Apartment
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Hike
Fetch
Chase
She loves her 2 year old girl human. She plays differently with the 2 year old and my elderly Mother in law then she does with me and my husband. She loves other dogs and kids but is shy around other adults. She isn't really food motivated but loves bully treats. She has a favorite little stuff duck that she got the first day we got her and it is the only stuffy that still has it's stuffing.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Amara
1 Month
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walk
Cuddling
Playin
It’s amazing! It’s a new experience.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
Kaja
8 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is super quick with training, learning verbal commands as well as hand signals. House breaking was a breeze which I am a stay at home mom & could take her outside to potty every hour or so when I first brought her home. She acts immediately when told to sit, shake, high five, lay down, up & stay. On hand signals, she sits if you hold your hand out with your palm towards her, comes to my side if I snap my fingers. She takes an aggressive stance & barks with verbal command "guard". If I say "bedtime", she grabs her deer shed & goes straight to her bed which is in my bedroom directly beside my bed. Shes excellent with my 2 daughters, ages 12 & 5 & understands they are dominant over her. The only issues I have had, has been her food allergy. She can only eat one specific type of dog food, otherwise she has diarrhea, vomitting & gets a skin rash with excessive digging. It took 3 months with the vet prescribing allergy medication & trial/error with a few dry food options before we got her lined out. Another issue is she can be highly aggressive when anyone comes to our home. She goes into full blown defense mode & has to be reprimanded, which is taking some time. In public, she is sweet as can be, which could be due to being harnessed. She is definately a velcro dog tho, ready to go anytime I pick up my keys, and likes to be within sight of me... even inside our home. I have a 7 year old ddr/czech german shepherd inside our home as well & shes teaching kaja proper behavior as well. If kaja starts playing to rough with me or my kids, my german mila will automatically go over to her and snarl, which causes kaja to instantly sit down & chill out. Overall tho, we adore both our full stock german & our malinois x. They are both amazing dogs, loyal, intelligent & protective.
6 months, 2 weeks ago
BLINK-TWAIN
1 Year
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tag
Tracking
Play
Road trip
Run
Walk
Therapy Training
Very intelligent, fast learner. Developed an early verbal cue to keep his attention during training. Very impressed with Blink-Twain's responses to schedule and time. From the wake up and nightime call, to the time to make and take the snack to the shelter volunteers, he will be on attention without any verbal cue only by noticing actions for 2 to 4 days. Has a velcro tendency toward me, even if shows equal attention and love toward my partner. Very friendly toward people and other dogs while on the leash. Trained to just stay by my side out of the leash. Night behavior: stick to guidelines, engage guard mode at nightfall until dawn without verbal cues. Responds to his whole name, to Blink, or Twain equally.
7 months, 2 weeks ago
Nugget
2 Months
2 People
Condo
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Tug-of-war
Walk
She has been a very slow learner. I’m having a lot of trouble house breaking her especially with my schedule
8 months ago
Bak
10 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Bak loves when i train him classic commands
To be honest i even didn't know that he is Malinois X until this night. Overall he is very energetic, friendly, clever and also looks like that he is going to be a very good protective dog even with 10 months. I have only problem with his ears cause they are floppy at the moment, half up and half down, but i think that everything is going be good in the next few months or a year. Great dog!
8 months, 1 week ago
Joan Jett
7 Weeks
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She is definitely full of energy and easy to train she does really well for being seven weeks old starting to understand my commands very well
8 months, 2 weeks ago
Mabel
7 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Agility training
Run
Walk
Fetch
Locked away from socialising for 4 months - the key period to do so - she has been nervously aggressive starting to socialise with dogs& children. She is highly intelligent and very strong minded, Hardy, loving, friendly, fiercely loyal. Not for first time owners or those with zero time. Highly active. Very special girl who we look forward to growing our pack with.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Orion
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Hiking
training
Fetch
road trips
Orion is a happy, extremely energetic adult mal/GSD. He learns extremely quickly and is off-leash trained. We live on a large farm and he loves to patrol about 25 acres around the house but rarely goes more than that on his own. He also has gotten used to running 3-6 miles a day beside us or an ATV to go a little faster and is always up to the challenge. His favorite entertainment is finding his toys and playing fetch. He also loves to go on long hikes through the Appalachian mountains and is a trooper for keeping the family together and moving forward. Orion plays great with other large breed dogs but learned to play rough with other GSDs so he can be a bit much for calmer dogs due to his energy. He will do anything to protect his family but at times he is like an on-off switch as to whether he wants to be loving or aggressive toward strangers who approach him or us. When roaming he loves to chase or herd anything that's moving. While he has never been aggressive to his own family we are looking forward to continuing training so he can join us at the beach or downtown in more populated areas, loud, and busy places which give him more anxiety and the drive to protect.
8 months, 3 weeks ago
Bernard aka Nard Dog
1 Year
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walks
hide and seek
Fetch
swimming
training
Frisbee
Baths
Bernard is a very intense, high energy pup. He loves to works and lives to please. Training has been a breeze. He was potty trained by 8 weeks, learned sit, lay, and wait by 10 weeks. It’s a lot of work to wear him out and get his daily exercise but totally worth it. He is also amazing with my baby, he’s was born when Bernard was 5 months. He is very protective over him and loves him so much.
9 months ago
Coco
4 Years
6 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Cuddling, hiking and racing her on our golf cart.
She is an absolutely perfect companion. We have 4 children and she has been great with them ever since our youngest was a new born. She is stubborn at times but with stern training, she falls back in line quickly.
9 months, 1 week ago
Stormy
3 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
swimming
Exploring
Tug-of-war
training
Walking
My female is very active and mouthy. Learns commands after being shown one time. Always under my feet. She enjoys loves from my husband and son but always keeps her attention on me. If i leave room she’s immediately following. Always watching what is going on around me. Wary of strangers.
9 months, 1 week ago
Maya
13 Years
5 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
She was a rescue at 18 months of age. She took some work early on to break bad habits from previous owner, but over all was easy to train. She is very affectionate, very protective, always on alert, likes to stay close, and so gentle with kids.
9 months, 2 weeks ago
maggie
5 Months
4 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Explore the woods
maggie is very loving, kind, energetic, and over all just one of the greatest dogs i have ever had
9 months, 2 weeks ago
Sancho
1 Year
7 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Runs
Walks
Swim
Fetch
Very fun, loving dog. He loves going on walks and play fighting. He can get protective, but will run up to strangers wagging his tail. Never barks or whines, but he has had a problem with digging and snatching our food- still trying to work with him on that. i train him whenever i can and he catches on quick.
9 months, 3 weeks ago
Ozzy
3 Months
4 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running around
Walks
Fetch
Been a very smart pup for 3 months old. Potty trained in a few days, crate trained in about a week. Super fun and amazing dog
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Odin
8 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Super sweet, highly intelligent, excellent in a car, easy to train... very mouthy, talks back to me.
11 months, 3 weeks ago
Jacks and Harley
10 Weeks
9+ People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Running
Tug-of-war
Playing
Not much yet, but they both have been great so far. They've picked up so much and are really molding into our family well. They do great with the kids and love to run up and down the ramp with them. Teething is going great also, a few mishaps with shoes but they're getting better!
1 year ago
Maile
18 Months
2 People
House & Yard
Health
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Fetch
swimming
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Great mix of both breeds. Such a breeze to train - she can learn a trick in five minutes. Drive varies widely, but my girl definitely has a lot of energy but can take a day off here and there and relax. Cats in the household were a huge issue, but getting better as she matures. We socialized early and frequently, so she's excellent with other people and dogs. Shows some signs of resource guarding, but working with a trainer and seeing improvement.
1 year, 1 month ago
Gretchen
4 Years
2 People
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Awesome always there for me goes everywhere with me and is eager to please very fast learner
1 year, 2 months ago
Angel
5 Months
5 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Playing fetch
Walking
Too full of energy and very loving plus very alert. She is enjoyable to be around.
1 year, 3 months ago
Beaux
5 Months
4 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Kayaking
Fetch
Tug-of-war
Beaux is a very spirited and confident puppy. He can be a little stubborn, but overall listens very well. Hes already picked up basic commands and listens very well off leash. Beaux is also very protective of his yard and family. He chases the deer and rabbits off. Overall, Beaux is a very social butterfly. He loves going on car rides and going new places and meeting new people.
1 year, 3 months ago
Luther
8 Weeks
5 People
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Friendliness
Energy
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Tug-of-war
He loves to snuggle and play tug of war. We are currently in the process of obedience training and only 3 days in he is doing very well!
1 year, 3 months ago
Rocky
6 Months
5 People
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Rocky is our family dog. Hes still a baby yet very smart. Loves playing games. Wants attention constantly and is very energetic. An amazing dog and hes only going to get better. Hes very much part of our family now we all adore him
1 year, 3 months ago
Nali
2 Months
5 People
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Running hy
Awesome loving an growing a bomd more and more every day
1 year, 8 months ago
Layca
10 Months
8 People
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Running
training
Fetch
Adopted her almost 2 months ago. She had minimal training, a "maybe I will maybe I wont" sit and shake . Now that ive been working with her daily its a "okay mom!" Sit, down, shake, highfive, wait, leave it, etc.. She is so fun! She also had a nibbling problem over this short amount of time id say its 80% gone.
1 year, 8 months ago
Faith
4 Months
4 People
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Hiking, fetch, tug of war, swimming
Very smart breed but can be defiant. Only problem I have is the whining and need more time for potty training. She's laid back for the most part so far. Very sweet girl.
1 year, 8 months ago
Athena
5 Months
5 People
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She’s very loving, she loves cuddles, she’s very attached to me , wants attention, hyper, smart, & kind .
1 year, 9 months ago
Dolly
2 Years
1 People
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she is a shelter rescue that was already house trained and knows several commands- she is very shy but is learning to be socialized
1 year, 10 months ago
Payton
3 Years
3 People
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Great guard dog; family dog; very smart; affectionate
1 year, 11 months ago
Elsa
6 Months
2 People
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Great pup she was found by my wife as a stray. She was a little nervous about the house and my Bull Mastiff Odin at first. She is still a little food aggressive but we’re working on that.
1 year, 11 months ago
Lola Bell
10 Months
2 People
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She is protective yet friendly
1 year, 11 months ago
Gatsby
6 Years
5 People
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Run
Walk
Explore the city
its the best because he is so energetic.
2 years, 2 months ago
Wheya
6 Months
1 People
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Very attentive and always ready for what’s next, she is confident and yet still affectionate. Incredibly food driven and thrives off of my ability to provoke her patience. Loyal and alert she isn’t big on the bark but loves to nose print and sheds just enough for me not to forget that she goes everywhere I go. Love her character and her determination. Completely focused, she is eager but will take her tail for a curl on her doggy bed and is 💯 percent the perfect balanced cross. My girl!
2 years, 2 months ago
Kimber
2 Years
4 People
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Kimber is our first Malinois X. We purchased him from a couple who couldn't compete with his energy. He is a wonderful but demanding breed.we found he does good with other dogs, but find cats to be chew toys. We love taking him for car rides and does wonderfully on long road trips. He is on alert once the sun starts going down and patrols the yard without any training to do this. He is very protective of his teratory and us. I would recommend this breed to anyone who is looking for high energy and moderate maintenance as well as a companion. Kimber is intensely sociable and demands attention when he feels lonely.
2 years, 3 months ago
Tia Von Dutch
7 Months
2 People
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Wonderful, best dog i’ve owned!
2 years, 3 months ago
Kiya
3 Months
2 People
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Good. Shows a lot of intelligence
2 years, 4 months ago
Ava
4 Years
4 People
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Very energetic and loves any activites that has her running to fetch something. Loves to go for rides in the car. Very protective of the family and is weary of strangers
2 years, 5 months ago
Andre
8 Years
2 People
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We were looking for a GSD as a companion for our terrior mix and as protection from cyotes. Found him at a county shelter as his prior owners could no longer keep him. He’s is very well trained with hand signals. He loves to play, is very smart and he patrols his yard to protect. He is a great animal.
2 years, 5 months ago
Tuesdsy
17 Weeks
2 People
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Quick learner, likes being with me
2 years, 8 months ago
Liberty Lou
9 Months
4 People
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She is so loving. Extremely smart, in ways we never could've imagined a dog could be. She is very persistent but is easily corrected. We are amazed at what she has learned in such a short amount of time. She is the ❤ of our family!
2 years, 9 months ago
Hitman
12 Weeks
2 People
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Frisbee
Bike ride
Hiking, bking, swimming, walking, ball, frisbee
Hike
He is alert and extremely intelligent
2 years, 12 months ago
Duke
11 Months
2 People
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Playing fetch, training him. He is SO smart!! He
This is my 1st Malinois X, he was a rescued puppy. That being said, he already weighs 85 lbs & vet says he has another year of growing to do!! It's so fun playing w him & training him. He learns things SO quickly
3 years, 1 month ago
Flash
7 Months
4 People
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lovely dog, needs strong confident owners, having said that, our lovely boy is our very first dog, we having some problems,due to our lack of experience, but he is on training once a week, and he learns quick. main trouble walking on leash on the streets, or being off leash at the park, as he will go to anything or anyone! wanting cuddles/attention and scaring the hell out of everyone who don't know him.
3 years, 3 months ago
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Training. I have a 7 month old Malinios X male , who barks in other dogs faces when we go to the park. He’s not being aggressive by any means when he’s doing it ? But I want him to stop this behavior, I tell him no and when I go to get him he gets from me and continues to bark when I finally get him he stops. We live with my 7 year old long hair German Shepard who he plays well with and doesn’t bark at him ( unless he needs to go outside , that’s how he tells me he needs to go outside haha ) or wants to play more with my older dog. Please help!

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What should we do if our dog suddenly doesn’t want to eat? She is mix breed of german shepherd and belgian malinois. We usually feed her vitality pellets with some canned puppy food. Should we bring her to the vet?

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From witch dog breeds are properly madden a Belgian Malinois dog and how menu dog breeds greens are exactly included a first time when is made this type of dog breed which geen from witch dog or a wolf maybe a australian dingo dog is a dominant geen on this type of breed a Male or Belgian Malinois thx for your response sincerely greetings from me Žaneta I came from Macedonia and I have one Belgian Malinois very smart and confident hi is joy of may day !

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What is a typical life span of a Malinois X Shepherd?

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I am in my fostering period before deciding if I want to adopt the belgian malinois mix. I know that malinois are very intelligent police dogs that require lots of time and training, both of which I don't have because I work full time. However, the 4.5 month old 12lb puppy I took home has been pretty mellow: play with chew toys when I work, can stay in crate for 2 hrs during the day and 6-7 hrs at night, and friendly to everyone. He did start barking more. My question is will his chill personality and ability to stay in crate while I work full time remain when he becomes an adult?

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Many giant breed dogs like the Belgian Malinois are very relaxed and laid back pets. If your puppy is already chill at a young age, he will more than likely remain that way as an adult. My advice would just make sure he gets plenty of exercise! Good luck and congrats on your puppy.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Hello! We just got a German Shepard mixed with a Belgium malinois he is 8 weeks old, I was just wondering how much to feed him we have been doing 1 cup of food around 8/830am and then another 1 cup at 6/630 pm but he eats it so fast and looks for more. Are we feeding him enough or not enough? Also, he twitches/moves a lot in his sleep is that normal? He also has been getting the hiccups a lot like 2-3 times a day I’m sure that just from excitement or eating too fast but just would like to make sure. Thank you so much!

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At this age, we should feed 4 times a day. How much we give depends on the calorie content of the food and each food is different. There should be a feeding chart on the back. Twitching and even panting and moving legs can be very normal when dreaming. This is during REM sleep. I suspect the hiccups is because he is gobbling the food so feeding 4 times a day should hell. You may also wish to try a slow feeder bowl.
1 month, 3 weeks ago
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Hi!! I have a Malinois x Sheppard mix! And he’s about 2 months, but super super anxious! We just took him outside a bit and he’s super super nervous. When playing with our other puppy who is also 2 months, he doesn’t bark, bite back much. Even at home, he’s very “lazy”. I love him! But would love for him to be a bit more aggressive. Is this Normal?

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Hello, Yes many dogs are lazy. It is actually best that he is not aggressive. This can lead to trouble if he bites people.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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I’m trying to figure out what kind of dog this is before I adopt him

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Hello without a picture I cannot help with what breed it is. Your vet could help or even someone who works at the adoption place.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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