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What kind of dog is a Malinois X?

What kind of dog is a Malinois X?

This cross breed is the result of breeding between a Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd. As with any mix, there’s no guarantee what traits a Malinois X will inherit from each parent. Although Malinois X is perhaps the most common way to refer to these dogs, you can also call them German Malinois and Shepinois.

How big does a Belgian Malinois dog get?

They’ll usually grow to a height between 22 and 24 inches and weigh from 40 to 90 pounds. Both of the parent breeds are recognised as intelligent and energetic dogs that require lots of mental and physical stimulation. In fact, German Shepherds and Belgian Malinois are two of the most popular breeds with the army, police and other services.

What kind of dog is Marley The Malinois?

“Marley as a 4-month-old puppy—her sire (father) was a German Shepherd and her dam (mother) was a Belgian Malinois. She has exceptional intelligence. She understands sit, lie down, shake, speak and high-five by both verbal command and hand signals. We’re still working on several other commands, of which ‘stay’ seems to be the hardest.

Do you need to groom a Belgian Malinois?

Every breed of dog needs a regimen of regular nail-trimming and the Mali is no exception. This is particularly important for this breed because it is such an active dog. And poorly kept nails will cause pain and discomfort while exercising. Generally speaking, the Belgian Malinois is an easy dog to groom and maintain.

What are the pros and cons of GSD X Malinois?

The GSD x Malinois is very intelligent. Jacali tends to know what she can and can’t. She also learns very quickly, meaning I can teach her a new trick or command within a day (and strengthen it with daily repetition onward), and she is quick to learn what I approve of and don’t.

Why are Belgian Malinois used as security dogs?

One of the Belgian breed’s biggest traits is their instinctive protectiveness. While this characteristic isn’t quite as emphasised in German Shepherds, it’s generally acknowledged that GSDs are protective of their owners. Hence why many German Shepherds are used as protection dogs or security dogs, just like Belgian Malinois.