Belgian Malinois & Shepinois (Gsd/Malinois) 




Mostly 1's A puppy that consistently scores a 1 in the temperament section of the test is an extremely dominant, aggressive puppy who can easily be provoked to bite. His dominant nature will attempt to resist human leadership, thus requiring only the most experienced of handlers. This puppy is a poor choice for most individuals and will do best in a working situation as a guard or police dog.
Mostly 2's This pup is dominant and self-assured. He can be provoked to bite; however he readily accepts human leadership that is firm, consistent and knowledgeable. This is not a dog for a tentative, indecisive individual. In the right hands, he has the potential to become a fine working or show dog and could fit into an adult household, provided the owners know what they are doing.
Mostly 3's This pup is outgoing and friendly and will adjust well in situations in which he receives regular training and exercise. He has a flexible temperament that adapts well to different types of environment, provided he is handled correctly. May be too much dog for a family with small children or an elderly couple who are sedentary.
Mostly 4's A pup that scores a majority of 4's is an easily controlled, adaptable puppy whose submissive nature will make him continually look to his master for leadership. This pup is easy to train, reliable with kids, and, though he lacks self-confidence, makes a high-quality familly pet. He is usually less outgoing than a pup scoring in the 3's, but his demeanor is gentle and affectionate.
Mostly 5's This is a pup who is extremely submissive and lacking in self-confidence. He bonds very closely with his owner and requires regular companionship and encouragement to bring him out of himself. If handled incorrectly, this pup will grow up very shy and fearful. For this reason, he will do best in a predictable, structured lifestyle with owners who are patient and not overly demanding, such as an elderly couple.
Mostly 6's A puppy that scores 6 consistntly is independent and uninterested in people. He will mature into a dog who is not demonstrably affectionate and who has a low need for human companionship. In general, it is rare to see properly socialized pups test this way; however there are several breeds that have been bred for specific tasks (such as basenjis, hounds, and some northern breeds) which can exhibit this level of independence. To perform as intended, these dogs require a singularity of purpose that is not compromised by strong attachments to their owner.
The remainder of the puppy test is an evaluation of obedience aptitude and working ability and provides a general picture of a pup's intelligence, spirit, and willingness to work with a human being. For most owners, a good companion dog will score in the 3 to 4 range in this section of the test. Puppies scoring a combination of 1's and 2's require experienced handlers who will be able to draw the best aspects of their potential from them.




 Breed info  

The Belgian Malinois is a very fast learning highly trainable, high energy, versatile, working dog they can make great pets for highly active, high energy families, great herding dog for persons with farms,a great protection dog, a working dog for police, K-0, military which this breed is used for,an excellent sporting, competition dog,or pet for a fan of the breed who is familiar with breed or active owner who gives the dog a job to do THey are much like the german shepherd except slightly smaller and usually much more easily trainable and agile..But a Belgian Malinois will not be happy unless he gets lots of daily excersise and has a job to do.Because of this breeds trainability and intelligence Belgian Malinois are often used today as police dogs(yea), military dogs (yea),etc malinois excel at obedience, schutzund,agility, flyball,frisbee, herding,sledding and tracking.It doesn't matter so much what their job is, as long as they have one ,  Any real good trainer will likewise always tell you that training techniques are always varied and depends on the dog , any dog, breed is not always the indicator. Some mutts do just fine. Belgian malinois are busy perpetual motion dogs who need more than just a daily walk though even though a walk is great.They enjoy hiking, running, and biking,and make good jogging partnersThey do best in a fenced in area to thrash around in, for at least part of the day before coming inside. The Malinois is very loving towards his family and reserved towards strangers. and when raised around children, malinois are good with them.They are naturally protective of their owners, without being aggresive. They make great watchdogs as they are incredibly alert and will notice sights, sounds, and smells, that you don't.They have a high prey drive and will chase small animals.The Malinois is extremely sensative and social and will want to be part of your family.

   Background on breed


The Belgian Malinois (pronounced Mal-in-wah), named for the Belgian city of Malines, is one of the four varieties of Belgian Shepherd Dog. In most parts of the world, the four varieties (Groenendael: long-haired black; Malinois: short-haired fawn with black mask and black overlay; Tervuren: long-haired, in shades of fawn through gray with black mask and black overlay; and Laekenois: rough-haired fawn) are considered to be a single breed. However, since 1959 the AKC has recognized the Groenendael (Belgian Sheepdog), Malinois and Tervuren as separate breeds and doesn't recognize the Laekenois at all. The first Malinois was registered with the AKC in 1912. The Belgian Malinois gained full recognition as a separate AKC breed in 1965. Although it is still quite rare in America, the Malinois variety is very popular in Belgium. This versatile and highly intelligent dog excels at many activities, including tracking, agility, obedience, protection, Schutzhund, narcotics and bomb detection work, search and rescue, herding, and pulling sleds or carts. Although the Belgian Malinois is not for everyone, this high-energy dog makes an excellent family companion if properly socialized and trained.

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