BELGIAN MALINOIS: THE SHEPHERD WITH A PIT BULL’S SPIRIT

BELGIAN MALINOIS: THE SHEPHERD WITH A PIT BULL’S SPIRIT


My name is Danny Craig my Kennel is temple of the tree [malawach] The Belgian Malinois at his core is a farm dog a dog that should be able to work all day long [should] be brave should be healthy and have a lot of endurance and I have a high activity level a dog that like the belgian say just has a high drive for work. They want to work Belgian Malinois started as a herding [dog] working sheep in Belgium Northern Europe and and that’s uh in the late 1800s and That’s essentially a farm dog that they started in those areas a shepherd I suspect that the malinois still to this day. So healthy is that it had and still to this day has an open pedigree that is a Lot of the dogs that are coming over to work for the police or work for the military? are from the KMTV Lines which They will mix a pitbull into the lines They will mix a great dane into the lines that they want to get some size They will put reits in there as opposed to keeping the gene pool closed. They will open it up I wasn’t there but I know for [instance] Some of the really important dogs like Oscar lowen [fills] in the pedigree The story is as peter engels really it oscar who you’ll see in so many pedigrees was really three different KFPb Dogs I come with his camp even KPV is a Dutch Sport you’ll see it with the guy that the long stick and the big suit walking away And the dogs flying and biting the back of them It’s and most of those guys they raised the dogs and they sell them to the states and other places For police military work I have heard I’ve heard of pit bulls. They put and I’ve heard of great Danes being put in to [lock] into the lines to get size because the Malinois if you’re not careful It’s going to get small It’s going to get down to 40 pounds and so you always got every breeding for to make sure you keep them and I want Personally I want my boys to be 65 [to] 75 pounds Probably the standard is 55 to 65 and with the females. I’d like them in the fifty to sixty sixty-five rage some bigger But you need that size And so I know they probably slipped that in we don’t I don’t see much of that at all happening in this country this happens over in Europe. They are not [FCI] recognized So they’ve [gone] they have no papers, but if you if I have a female, that’s awesome and I think cheese worth breeding, and I see this this wonderful Specimen, but he doesn’t have a casein paper papers I know breeders will figure out a way, and it’s not to sort of pat their Pocketbook It’s to improve the breed to get good genes into the breed Why exclude a really amazing dog simply because he doesn’t have a piece of paper from the AKC of the FCI Well the idea of having these pedigrees papers [what] it does you can see any pure breed? dogs that you exclude dogs From the gene pool. [I] know this is so a political politically incorrect, but the ultimate the idea of pure breed ultimate list Destroys every pure-breed in terms of the working capacity they don’t care they want a dog that could work That’s all they care about a dog that can jump high Run fast be healthy and work all day long and be brave and so if it looks like a goat they don’t care They want the work ethic and that’s what you get in good mountain ones and also you know [breeding] for the way a dog looks form follows function right and But when people take into consideration the way the dog looks I want to breed this dog to this not because I like the way this dog looks That is the opposite of form follows function their function is following form and you see You see the ultimate destruction of every breed when you start worrying about conformation the malla [wah] is There are eight. There are show Malinois there are completely different type of dog. They’re more narrow. They’re not as masculine They’re not as front-loaded. They’re not as tough. They’re more sensitive they’re you know they’re just a completely different breed, but dogs that are just bred for their work a dog that can run fast and his Courageous is a beautiful dog, but I aesthetically you know I come out of rottweilers, and I love a beautiful dog I do So top line bottom line. I want the chest Sprung, [I] don’t like a narrow dog and what a dog a masculine dog that it can be proud [of] when I walk out there That that is [a] nice-looking [dog] however that takes a backseat to Whether they have that as we talked about earlier that bottom that that extra dimension of drive that [when] the going gets tough they can reach down and Pull something up to continue to fight and the sport that has kept the malinois The the healthy dog is not ipo shuts in’ for sure. That’s a sport designed for German Shepherds and The sport that has kept them are the ring sports Belgian ring Mondeo Ring French ring those are the sports lots of jumping that have maintained the health of This breed [I] got into the sport as a competitor. I wanted to compete with my best friends in a sport I’ve always played sports and I’d always been with rottweilers, but I every sit and I always started with puppies and Every rottweiler I’ve ever had has had one Kind of physical problem or another that would disqualify me [to] work I had hip dysplasia elbow dysplasia missing teeth problems [with] their eyes. You know [you] name it and one day, I was at training with and one of the dog vendors brought in six Mountain was back in the early 90s to sell them to the police and I saw these dogs and they were so emotional and sensitive like a rottweiler is but there’s incredible athletes and I started to study their health profiles because I didn’t want to switch to a german shepherd because they had just as many problems as The rottweiler did and since I start with a puppy. [I] don’t know it’s a crapshoot so I needed to get myself the best chance possible of having a healthy dog that I could compete with and That’s where I went with my first [Mallon] one that I imported from Denmark one of the things that motivated me in the sport was I saw You know I grown up with dogs, and I’d never had to [use] punishment as a way to teach my dogs anything and when I came into the sport the amount of You know Harsh training? Methods that were employed in the early 90s was kind of blew my mind and I and you know naturally you go in and you Think [oh], this is what you have to do, but one day I asked myself and my grandma was here and she saw me doing this to my dog that I supposedly loved she could disown me and [so] I thought you know what I can do if I can use positive Mostly positive training methods to teach my dogs [then] maybe it’ll help other people’s dogs because they see I can I’m having success with my dogs And they will gradually move and then a big proponent early proponent and influence of mine was Ivan Bala Bono’s Because he was already having a great deal of success using You know what I would consider to be intelligent dog training and Michael Ellis as well was another in case early on where you have to have obedience and stop biting the man and Then bite the man and be controllable. [I] think there’s only It two breeds that that are going to be able to do this routinely the German Shepherd is a mallomar now if you could get up train a massive [to] out add to a Heel and be obedient and then switch on to be an aggressive. I have yet to see that now Maybe they’re just a guard dog at the end of a chain But what you see with the dogs and the iPo sports is You are taking away so much of the dog by making him insisting that they be obedient You’re taking a lot and then the question is how much is left of the dog is there enough left to actually fight a guy? On a strange field in a dark place on a big decoy fast strong young that The dog has never seen before and it’s never [been] on that field are they going to be brave enough to do that And I think the German shepherd is a mallomar the two that I see we used to see more [jure] rottweilers more bulldogs were Dobermans Maybe even the giant schnauzer here there but boy. Oh boy. [there] are a few and far apart these days well I think there are only really two breeds of dogs as a breed that have a significant number of their members that are brave enough to fight a man I think the malinois and the German Shepherd probe out in there are jerk there are rottweilers There are two over men. There. Are you know? [Bulldogs], but not in the numbers that you [see] and I think that’s why the police in the military use Malinois [the] German Shepherd I got the mel watt because they’re healthy and they can work all day They’re intelligent and they have high high drive and the more dried They have the more motivation they have and you enter into a quid pro. Quo Relationship with the animal that is you do this for me? and I will give you this object that you desire and they will work for whether it’s as drug Detection or A suspect apprehension or whatever you got they’re going to get after it, and they’re going to work a long long time And they’re a little smaller than the german shepherd a little less expensive than I so I think that’s why they’re the premier of working dog these days You know thinking about it there are exceptions in every breed, but the malinois I would say that the thing [that] they probably would not be that great at would be being at least when they’re young would be Therapy dogs where you got to be calm, and you’ve got a you know jump on Somebody in a nursing home in their bed and stuff like that my rottweilers are perfect for that these guys but any job It whether it is Detection whether it is a airport security guard dog [birdie] any capacity where you need a dog with energy [the] [dog] is going to excel they’re intelligent and Intelligence is partly due to motivation right when you’re highly motivated You’re you’re going to be you’re [going] to try really hard to figure out how to get what it is that you want and the Trainer’s goal is ultimately to make that process clearer to the dog. This is how you get what you want so if they’re [looking] for drugs They find the drugs and they get a tug they get their touch so they’re searching for the tub Actually, but the tug has been associated with a particular scent and they find that scent they get their tug And they’re going to work hard the malinois You know I have some that are they can be nervy but those are the ones that should be being bred You [know] you should have sound [nerve] and so you see and I that’s something that’s very important to me [that] my dog is not nervy Derby is a huge [flaw] for me, and you can see it in the Malinois some nala’s and And so that would be a criticism of the breed I think most people would let is let summer to nervy and [too] little [to] driving so that they can’t think and that’s that’s Genetic and environment my dogs are all they run in a pack. I don’t I keep my boys on girls all Running the pack together. I don’t separate them. They’re all can come in the house and sleep on the bed [they] I You know the sport that we compete in the chosen sport that I play in is iPo which involves tracking it involves obedience, and then it involves protection work, and there are those three phases and each one is worth [100] points and 200 300 points total and Whoever has the most points wins a particular competition. That’s that’s the sport they [play], but we go to the beach we they go [swimming] I take my surfboard out and they Paddle after me and They do everything that that any normal dog would do to have the fun happening out for like my dogs and not [Kendall] dogs a lot of people say I’m Alan was not a good dog or the normal families not a labrador and things like that And I have some of my pups that I produce are living in families With smaller dogs with children they aren’t met neil at dogs If they’d stayed with me they could have been a sport dog the home they went to They’re just model citizens, but generally speaking they’re going to be a high-energy so and they can be problematic because if you don’t have a clue and you’re you’re kind of a novice they could be a Handful because they are so high energy and they do want to do stuff and so they need to Generally, speak it yeah, and so having something to produce, so I would say an active family Is what’s most important to me is somebody that wants to go running with their dog? Wants to take their dog places wants to socialize them. I think it’s really important to get to fight a litter that has to normal healthy Non nervy parents that you can see that are good and then raise the puppy in a healthy way and you’ll have a good dog that can run and play frisbee and You know do everything that a normal healthy dog, but they’re not going to lay around all day typically until they’re older for me I’m proud to say that I if you go and look there in the AKC Or the Ofa website you’ll see temple the tree you’ll see Virtually all of our puppies [gets] surf. That is they get the malinois to get its Certificate of health they need their elbows their hips and their eyes done And that’s one of the things that I insist So I know as a breeder that the dogs that I’m producing have good hips elbows and ice and so they all have their surf well, it going forward if there’s anything that I would like to see with the Belgian Malinois is that Breeders [think] about the nerve base of their dogs that they want to breed Try not to have it’s hard try not to have Kennel blindness and to ensure that The athleticism [the] health of the breed is matched by the psyche of the breed that they have good solid Temperaments that that’s what we need in the breed Going forward they are now the premier working dog. I think I’ve lately have seen really Great improvements in the German Shepherds, which is really nice to see As I love all dogs, I’m not particularly loyal to the Belgian Malinois I just chose them because they did they were a superior working dog. That’s the reason I my Loyalty typically is the rottweiler. That’s who I’ve always loved But going forward that’s what I’d like to see with the mountain wise to ensure that temperament that the nerve base of the dogs that [we’re] producing are nice and healthy that they Are clear-headed if you do run into a nervy dog those dogs are real candidates for being put to sleep to being Put into a shelter because they’re hard to live with then they can be dangerous they’ll bite people when they have they they have that nerve so as custodians of the Breed I’d really like to see us producing healthy dogs that are smart intelligent and In every social situation you know there are important breeders Ivan bala bought off in Florida as Aqua Tasha he has been one of the important Breeders Michael Ellis up in Santa Rosa with Lucas La Debbie skinner out in Temecula with her kennel these are really important traders my Kennel is [temple] of the tree I’m a small breeder compared to those guys and And I think those guys are producing a healthy good dogs you

100 thoughts on “BELGIAN MALINOIS: THE SHEPHERD WITH A PIT BULL’S SPIRIT

  1. Oh man,those dogs trained for the K-9 police, I am in LOVE with them! Amazing what they can do!!! Incredible!

  2. The only dogs I have ever had are Rottweilers and a South African Boerboel.Best dogs EVER! Amazing dogs, very intelligent, personality plus;

  3. New bloodlines should be introduced into the Pure Breeds from time to time anyway… Thanks for posting !!

  4. Mals are a medium sized breed.
    Why would he want them to be the size of a GSD?
    That would just slow them down.
    Their petite size and structure is what gives them their speed.
    Breeding them up would just lead to size related problems.

  5. Ivan Balabanov might be the best dog trainer in the world. I have a Dutch Shepherd 6mo with no papers and he is the best dog i have ever had, in a few years after i train him i am going to invest in a Malinois from Ivan.

  6. She seems so dedicated and her dog so happy. She is knowledgeable and that makes for a happy dog, physically and emotionally

  7. Oh yeah? Only 2? Alano Espanol/Spanish Alano is very amenable and obedient to fight and to release command! They are of stable character, exceptionally talented in leaping and climbing (all agility and then some), powerful and muscular (they have a good "hit" to 'em), excel at police work, as guard, tracking, hunting, ad infinitum. Dominant, fearless, self-assured, they will jockey for alpha status around other dogs but won't start a fight but won't back down unless taught to, they will protect/defend and fight a wild animal to the death (their own or the bear/boar/lynx/wolf/coyote…) Ain't no QUIT in 'em !
    Unless you tell them to

  8. i started as a training apprentice in coney island ny at a b. malois training facility, we tried hard to keep the dog out of the hands of ignorants. a movie is coming ou with a boy and his malinois. i hope this does not make the dog popular. people will buy and withing a short time they will give them up. b'/c they had no idea of what these dogs need. . these are not companion family dogs, without training. i to was first taught to old school way and in time i foung a much better possitive reinforcement way of training and i don,t use clickers. i dont feel they are needed, but if used correctly i have seen good results.

  9. my amer. staff protected me with absolutly no training. she did not bie she jumped up high vertically and i was suprized b/c of her weight and just pushed the guy back about 6 ft. my dog was smart enough to know that the gut was drunk or not a real threat. i like them too, not crazy about the amer, buldog and people rave about them, well i seen many unstable ones

  10. i would love to work with them again but i don't have the money to turn my backyard into things like obstacle courses which we had when i worked with them in the ealy eighties. out course was a compete ride for the dog from broad long jumps to climing with smal peices of wood attached to a straight up board so the dog can get some grip, when i first saw Pharoah work i fell in love with them and as an apprentice who worked without pay, i learned whow much they enjoyed working and learning. i love good pits too but i found many are overgeared to protect and are desighned for baiting but i am sure good protective stable pits are out their and although they need work which in a back yard would be easier for me to build a spring pole and by a non motorized tread mill ( i think colby family may still make them. Motorized ones never worked for my pits b/c they go coo coo over that machanical sound. it is like trying to vacuum a house with out your pit baiting the vacuume. some breeds can be tought to keep away from vacuum cleaners but my pits always just wanted to kill it. Pharoah the B. Mal was so heavy trained in Antwerp training, my techer was from Belgium. Pharoah was sold for i believe close to 20,000 dollars

  11. "why exclude a magnificent dog because he doesn't have any papers". Function has to be first in working dogs. Look how inbreeding and dysplasia has decimated some breeds.
    Our mix would be happier working a 12 hour shift. Thanks for a well produced video.

  12. I can appreciate that he is proud of his dogs, but maybe suffers from a bit of kennel blindness. For the gamer, the Mal may be to pinnacle, but to say few specimens of other breeds exhibit the necessary braveness is just wrong. I would suggest the Australian Cattle Dog would prove him wrong. They are a bit too low to the ground for sports like French Ring, but they certainly do no lack for heart and willingness to fight….anything. The run approximately in the same weight class as the Mal and (IMHO) tend to be less highly strung. They certainly have the work ethic. They do lack the Mal's speed (and possibly their agility) and that makes less attractive to the dog sport crowd. Maybe consider mixing some Dingo in with your Malinois stock?

  13. sorry , but i have a pure breed (with papers ) i live in the Netherlands , and its all bs youre saying about europeen breeds , to make it even better , in europe we are very strict r3egarding these race that they are of the same kind when breeding , so get youre studys together , instead of talking bs

  14. also a big mistake youre making (what shows you know 0) , its not Mal-in-way (LMFAO) its calt Mechelse herder

  15. They are nothing like pitbulls. I've owned both breeds. Malinois are high energy dogs with drive that love to play or "work"

  16. Its " Mechelen" not Maline ! Maline is french it the same as saying Texas is in Mexico ! Ps: i was born and live there. Hense the breed is called "Mechelaar"

  17. My family has a Belgian. She's actually a lap dog, it could be situational since she had been abandoned and was nearly 40 lbs. when we found her. That could be why she's so clingy and sweet, and she's basically been a therapy dog for me. They are deeply emotional dogs that know when you are sad and will lick you until you giggle. She's the best dog we've ever had, most loyal and amazingly intelligent and intense dog I've known. I can't stop praising this breed, they truly are like smaller healthier German Shepherds on steroids. It's a shame that she wasn't utilized as a working dog.

  18. … Why are you breading them to have that *** slouch like american GSD's have? …None of the Dogs I worked looked like that, even GSD's. All had FLAT backs like a Lab….

  19. I absolutely love your style of training! I have seen the brutal training that some of these mals have been put through and it breaks my heart cause they are great sensitive dogs! Active for sure and ya gotta be on your toes! There is one up for adoption at the Camden DE SPCA that's 3 yrs old….. I really want to go meet him— Wish me luck!!!

  20. I just adopted a 10 month old Belgian Malinois and he is amazing! They are so smart and want to please all the time which is helpful when it comes to training. He is incredibly athletic and can leap crazy high-boy do they have a lot of energy! Also he likes to "herd" his pack and keep us all together or within eyesight. He always stays close to us which is priceless when it comes to wandering off etc. I can't wait to see what we can do together in the years to come!

  21. Only in USA, you can see this B.S.,European Pedigree rules or shut up! You raise Mutant Malinois!Danny Craig is Master Splinter!

  22. I just think one dedicated to a foreign breed should, out of respect, at least pronounce its name properly … It's not 'Mal loá' … but MalynoÁ …

  23. "The German Shepherd and the Malinois are the only two breeds that can do this consistently." Wow. That is a helluva statement. I guess he's never heard of the Dutch Shepherd, the Cane Corso, or the Pitbull.

  24. @Dogumentary you should be more judicious who you choose to promote on your channel, the Malinois and Dutch shepherd go way back to the eighteen hundreds as if Pit bulls or Great Danes would be added to any true mal or dutch lines, this guy is just probably trying to justify what he has added to some line of dog he is breeding and trying to pass it off as a Malinois.

  25. I am thinking about getting a Malinois and have been doing a lot of research on them.  Could you give me some names of reputable breeders? I have had several different dogs and presently have a border collie which is getting pretty old and am wanting a good family dog that will be a good protector also. Anybody know price ranges that breeders charge? I appreciate any information you may have. Thanks.

  26. Actually, I Love the German Shepherd, and it is my FAVORITE!!!!! Facts, the German Shepherd is #2, as the most Popular Dog Breed, trailing the Labrador Retriever!!! The Belgian Malinois is NOT even in the Top 10! This is according to the American Kennel Club (AKC). The German Shepherd has Won the Westminster Beauty Dog Show, TWICE, as recently as 2017, when "Rumor," the German Shepherd Won! The Belgian Malinois has NEVER Won! The German Shepherd was Voted #1, as the MOST used for Police, and Military Work! The German Shepherd has the SECOND Strongest Bite Force, trailing only the Rottweiler, which came in as #1, according to Dogs 101! The German Shepherds are in MANY, MANY, MANY Hollywood Movies, more than any other Dogs! The Doberman Pinschers are the SECOND most used Dogs, in Hollywood Movies, and they are in MANY, MANY, MANY Movies, as well! I am only stating TRUE Facts! However, I will say that My Favorite Dog Breeds are: The German Shepherd, Doberman, Rottweiler, and Pitbull!!!!! As far as I am Concerned, all of these Dog Breeds are OUTSTANDING, and I would Love to OWN all FOUR Dogs!!!!!!😉🤗☺😎

  27. I used to own both pit and GSD, they are all passed away due to their age limit…..now im owning a mali, I gotta say the title is kinda true…..my Mali posseses the inteligence of GSD with the energy of Pitbull….he reminds me of both of them when they were still alive….now Im always taking my Mali for evening stroll after long day in the office….his intelligence and strength really put a smile into my face after long day at work….getting a little bit hard to keep the leash with all the energy he has….specially when he sees a squirrel, or just "barking trash" with the neighbor corgis.

  28. There is a malinois who is only 11 months old but will not attck a human target. Is this genetic or does he need more training?

  29. One thing I notice with my Malinois, she's not scared of firecrackers unlike with other dogs. She is one good guard dog for she can hear or detect even the slightest sound/s. My mal is indeed very active and yes a little nervy especially when you touch her all of a sudden that's why I always hug her and kiss her. I'm not sure if she was abused when she was a puppy, we got her when she was 4 months old. I always give her a toy or something she could bite on that would give her something to focus on. She loves to play especially the tug of war. She's one year old now and although she has destroyed most of my stuff, I still love my mal.

  30. True on size, my friend got a Dutch from "top" American lines "pure" he is male but on a good day is 40 pounds she was so bummed, she wanted a protection dog. Mine is a so called Western Shepherd a mix of German Shepherd, Malinois and Dutch, the mix is good sized with unreal athletic ability and drive, much healthier than my German Shepherd

  31. Custodians of the breed… that is the best thing I’ve heard in a long time 🙌🏼🐺🇺🇸

  32. We all need to know just how important hybridization is for both the mental, and physical health of a dog, and that breeders, the AKC, and even the FBI should reform. What we need is an International Hybrid Kennel Registry that legitimizes the hybridization of dogs, even the F1s, and instead of focusing on the ridiculous standards that someone like the AKC sets for breeds, it could focus more on temperament, skills, and a mandatory 360 degree health check for any and every dog it ever registers as having bred. The petty standards that cause excessive inbreeding need to be done away with. We need better healthier police/military dogs, herd guards, and family pet dogs, less neurosis, without all the physical health problems that come from excessive inbreeding. What a project an International Hybrid Kennel Registry would be for some high level people like a first lady of some country, or anyone with a lot of energy, and enough influence to get something like that established.
    From some of the comments I read, I do not think they understand that after cross breeding one breed with another for whatever reason, they breed them back, and back, and back, and on with the breed they belong to. Mixing them as they do is like an operation in a way, cutting in to implant some really good parts to keep the breed healthy, strong, and skilled, and then zipping it up again, until voila` it's the same breed with a healthier diversity of genes within it to keep it going strong with hybrid vigor, and some the Pitt Bull's larger thresh hold of pain which is quite high, and some the Great Dane's size, to keep it from shrinking down into a dog too small to deal with a goon. Remember the kind of work they are commissioned to do, and have a heart. They know what they are doing.

  33. im from portugal and i breed belgian malinois. and here we dont mix malis with rotts or any other kind. police and army do mix with german or ducth. but its very rare. i only breed pure
    mali with mali. or mali with terv( to get a calm dog,more balance). but i do have gsd ancesters in my malis. my line comes from portugal spain and belgium. my males are big. gsd size. you can find very big malis in portugal and europe. when i train my dogs i use 3 types train for food or play or love. not all like the same.
    70% of all went to families. the rest guard

  34. After 2 years /100s of hours of comprehensive training.I put my gsd to work as my companion/gaurd he is only 8 years old and started dragging his rear right foot..and was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy..this is a progressive/fatal disease of the spine.this is a short hair.working line straight back/rear legs gsd.not a show line/slope back….I have truely bonded with my dog and him with me….I am devastated………completely devastated………PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS MAN WHEN HE TALKS ABOUT MIXING THE LINES ×××××"TO KEEP EM HEALTHY"××××× HE KNOWS WHAT HES TALKING ABOUT!!!!!!!

  35. 0:08 Making a Malinois stand in that horrible one-leg-behind, slanted-back German Shepherd crouch that has resulted in the breeding of so many defective GSDs. DON'T DO THAT TO A MAL!

  36. 'Pure breeds' are becoming suseptible to genetic conditions like hip displasia, diabetes etc. By adding new blood into the lines you have a healthier animal genetic line.

  37. I find it hard to believe they would use Great Danes for increased size because you would risk having the Great Dane temperament tainting the bloodline — low energy, low prey drive, slow, etc — that would be disastrous.

  38. I have an 80 pound female. She is a trained protection dog. She does bite work. I always thought she was big. She is not overweight though. The vet did all her measurements and said she’s perfect. She is very fast and powerful. She came to me from Global K9 protection services. She is mistaken for a male all the time. She has a high prey drive and a drive to work every day.I need advice on how to work her more. I work her as a service dog out and about but need ideas to work her mind when we are stuck at home. She obviously does what is instinctive and protects the house but I think she gets bored with it. Any advice? I also have a Vizsla which is also high energy so he drains her. I exercise both a lot. 4 long walks a day and free running and chasing time. But I need to work their minds more. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  39. I love the quote "if my grandma saw how I was treating this dog who I loved she would disown me' – wish all trainers had this approach it IS possible to train these dogs without brutality

  40. Hmm interesting interview…very informative and I liked what he had to say. However, I think there are a lot of other breeds that are brave enough to face a man in a real life situation – not just the Malinois and G. Shep. That's the only thing I disagreed with. His Malinois are fairly large tho than what I'm used to…looks like some German Shepard outcrossing took place at some point. But for man-stopping power that's what you need! I'm sorry but a lot of the Mali's you see today are great for agility, but a wee too small for protection work FOR REAL LIFE SCENARIOS. They'll find the quarry, sure, sink it's teeth into him, no problem, but will they be able to hold on and not get it's neck broken by a large man ? I'm not so sure.

  41. My grandfather was a Malinois breeder here in Belgium and we had Malinois all our life. I NEVER heard of pit bulls or Great Danes being bred in the Malinois…Jesus Christ 😂😂😂.
    The only blood that is, rarely, brought in is that of a German Shepherd working line/Czech Shepherd.
    No doubt that some people do it…but they’re no longer breeding Malinois.

  42. They're amazing. They're workaholics. DO NOT GET ONE!!!!! That's not a breed for anyone but the dedicated. Very intense.

  43. I completely agree with what you think is a healthy dog. Dogs with papers are always inbreeded and people does not notice that. They want to get a Prozac cause they are nothing

  44. Form follows function, we should make them bigger…. would be funny if it was'nt that sad. Malinois are competition winning dogs since decades BECAUSE they are'nt rottweilers and german shepherds. Thei fact they are'nt so huge is was makes them so incredibly fast and agile and endurant.
    The hardest hitting dog ever i experienced when i was a schutzhund decoy was a 22kilos Mali bitch, gave me a wiplash effect and several black and blue bruises through the full guard suit. Dont make them bigger, please, you gonna ruin an excellent breed, as you have done so many times before. This is more a case of form follows desire

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