Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Los Angeles, CA
German Shepherd or Malinois?
I was going to put this on the working dog thread, but I figured there would be more traffic here, and i wasn't sure which working dog thread it should go in. So mods, if you guys want to move this, go right ahead.
Anyways, my question is, why do nowadays Belgian Malinois' seem more popular for working/police/military dogs? A while back, I remember that the only police/military dogs I saw were strictly German Shepherds (or maybe I wasn't knowlegable enough back then to know the difference). But recently, I've been seeing an influx of Malinois' as detection, police dogs, etc...
Is it simply because Malinois' have more drive, and in my opinon, a little more crazy, that makes them all the more desirable to the military and police? It seems the German Shepherd has pretty much taken a back seat to the Belgian Malinois!