Hi every one i know both shepherd and Malinois are not for the Novice handler, I have seen a Malinois 1 in person and have seen shepherds many times, But im in a bit of a stump here, I have a dog. Her name is Skye (Hence my user name) lol. Shes 2 years and 4 months but im looking for a new puppy, or will be soon im doing me homework on the Malinois, I Honestly believe a Malinois could be better suited for me rather then a GSD a GSD would be perfect none the less but i'm currently drifting to becoming a Malinois owner mainly, Here's why i might actually have to much energy for a shepherd (Not possible for alot ) But for a average working line perhaps, I am a trainer in trainning school i spend literally the whole day with my dogs.. My female, Skye does not have a correct temperment for SchH Or PPD which is what ive been interested in for my puppy recently. My energy level is around these lines- Outside 4-12 hours a day and as for the dogs (Exercise alone) 2-3 hours of walking and then socialization (Dog park) New places etc almost every day..
Why im looking for a Malinois, They have a EXTREME high drive and since im becoming a trainer this would be perfect for me IMO because i will be giving the dog my full attention I have mastered Obedience with my Skye she has a SOLID Sit, Stay, Come, Down-stay Heel ,Leave it, Let go, etc she's a really good Obedience
dog but she can't do schutzhund nor PPD, Personal Protection was my original goal because i would be able to do the Obedience totally by myself socialization for the puppy would be no problem etc this seems to fit Perfectly for a just about any working line Malinois, Where a shepherd i might be to much in the exercise department Skye is 25% rottweiler or so and she can't keep up with me some of the time but she's pretty good. If i where to get a Malinois i would mostly be interested in Personal protection but i am a athletic person who probably wouldn't need a dog for personal protection but i still would love to have one- 1 I would feel more comfortable in alot of places Ie there are druggies etc (I live in canada) I only found the climate might be to cold for the Malinois sometimes.
I have left out the shepherd mostly because in this particular post im not so interested in the shepherd as the Malinois, This IS a GSD site lol but i have not seen anything related to information i need except here,
I realise SchH is a sport and PPD is basically entirely different. This isn't so much about SchH but about Malinois ability in SchH or PPD compared to a GSD
In either or.. i can give further details if i need to i am extremely keen on learning more thanks