Is the Belgian Malinois a hyper dog?
Yes, but this does not mean that all Malinois are the same! Different breeders are breeding dogs with certain characteristics. Many breeders want to breed extreme dogs which I will never understand. A Malinois that is bred right can be an excellent family companion. Malinois can vary greatly in temperament and conformation! The most common flaws in the temperament of Malinois are lack of confidence which can develop into fear aggression. Environmentally unsound – which means they can get scared by a plastic bag, that flies away on the sidewalk. Dominance – leading to possessive behaviors, and territorial aggression. There are breeders that breed very aggressive and unpredictable dogs (usually breeders with very little experience and knowledge), if you do not want such a dog, stay away from them. But a well-bred Malinois fits in society. Some are quite outgoing and some don't feel the need to run to everyone they meet to greet. The personality or temperament have strong genetic influence but how the dog is raised is crucial to what it will grow up as. A well-bred and raised Malinois is NOT fearful, NOT aggressive for no reason.
Is it hard to train a Malinois?
Malinois are extremely intelligent dogs and learn amazingly fast. Once your Malinois puppy comes home you should start teaching him/her basic house manners. Malinois need and love structure, just like a child. You need to set boundaries and stick with them. We are always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Are Malinois good with children?
Again, I have to say that it is all about genetics and of course upbringing. Chien Policier Malinois breeding program is adamant about only breeding dogs that have an ON and OFF switch. Our dogs are hard workers but they are also our family companions. Genetics is the number 1 ingredient in temperament.
Are Chien Policier Malinois Health Tested?
All of our dogs have either OFA certified hips and Elbows or have a certification from overseas called an a-stamp.
We also test our Malinois for DM.
Do you offer Public service discounts?
Yes, we offer a $100 Public service discount.