Bandaar came to us because both his owners worked and he was getting very anxious and pacing constantly. He was loosing weight and he owners had tried working with various animal behaviour specialists without much success. He is a beautiful Belgian Shepherd Malinios who sensitive loving highly intelligent and needs to be with another dog and have something to do.
Belgian Shepherds especially the Malinois are very bright and obedient dogs. They are determined and observant with strong protective and territorial instincts. They have to be socialized well to prevent them from becoming too shy or sensitive.
The Belgian Malinois needs an experienced master who is firm but not heavy handed. If you are harsh or overbearing they will become uncooperative. Owners need to display a confident natural authority over the dog. Consistent rules must be set and made clear.
This breed is instinctively protective so it should be trained and socialized very well from an early age. Puppies should be socialized right from birth.
These dogs are good for working competition obedience and agility. They do however make excellent pets if they have owners who can challenge their minds with an air of leadership. They are ever watchful alert and loyal.
The Belgian Malinois is good with children if socialized well with them. This breed needs to be part of the family and not locked up in a kennel. They need leadership daily exercise along with training and companionship for without it they may become destructive and hard to handle.
The Belgian Malinois is high energy with a high mental capacity and is quick to comprehend. It needs a job to do. The Belgian Malinois may instinctively display herding behavior such as chasing and circling moving effortlessly for hours. This is a very demanding dog. These dogs are impressive do not base your decision on appearances. Only adopt this type of dog if you fully understand what it means to be alpha.