Belgian Malinois vs. German Shepherds?

Protection dog lying on the floor being pet by a toddler

Khaled’s daughter plays with Kazou.

By Dan Moore

Although we primarily offer German Shepherd protection dogs for sale, we also import additional breeds upon request and offer our protection training program to other breeds of dogs. One of the other breeds that we offer is the Belgian Malinois. Khaled’s personal dog Eteo happens to be a Belgian Malinois, and he consistently amazes us with his boldness and power. One day he’ll be jumping over a brook to get at an attacker, the next day he’s diving out of a car window to foil a carjacking. Clearly, Belgian Malinois are one of the best protection dog breeds out there. So why do we focus more on training German Shepherds for protection?

The answer has less to do with protection and more to do with a family’s lifestyle. Even when they’re resting, you can put your hand against a Belgian Malinois and feel their muscles rippling in anticipation of any activity you could throw at them. For some lifestyles, this is a major plus. If you like to run or spend a lot of time outdoors, you’ll be thrilled with how well a Belgian Malinois can match your energy. With a generally leaner frame and less hair than their German counterparts, our Belgian Malinois will often execute a command before you’ve even finished saying it.

Many people may find a Belgian Malinois’ energy level to be a bit much. That’s why we select and train German Shepherds that have all of the right protection qualities and a more mellow day-to-day personality.

Meet Kazou

Kazou was raised at home by Khaled from the time she was 4 months old. Outside of protection situations, she is a calm presence and is just as happy to follow you around the house or keep watch from her bed. Kazou is an exceptionally well-rounded dog: she has grown up with protection superstars like Eteo, Hicks and Hans, and with Khaled’s 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter.

For these reasons, we consider Kazou to be a perfect middle ground between German Shepherd protection dogs and your typical Belgian Malinois. As we continue to hand select future recruits, we hope to offer more Belgian Malinois for sale with Kazou’s abilities.

The good news for anyone considering a Belgian Malinois for protection is that as of the time of this post (December 4th, 2012), Kazou is available for sale.

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