Belgian Malinois are graceful, swift, and agile on their feet. They require lots of exercise for continual physical and mental development, and should receive early exposure (socialization) to different people and dogs so that they will be accepting of them later in life. They adapt equally well to both an urban or country environment as long as they are provided with an outlet for their boundless energy. Many enjoy playing retrieve games, chasing a ball and fetching for what seems like hours! Formal obedience training is recommended to channel this energy into useful activities.
My breeding program began in 1989 with the import of a puppy that would become my foundation female Florida Des Chenaies Pothier aka “Flash” that I trained and titled to French Ring III. When bred to my later French import Olaf Hassan an incredible line of smart, stable, social, and exceptionally trainable Malinois began – all with great health that excelled at competition and in family life. Our Cher Car Kennels Malinois breeding program is legendary for producing high quality competition dogs that you can live with. Our Malinois held more French Ring titles than any other US kennel’s bred dogs during the 1990’s (and quite possibly still today), and my training students have earned over 150 French Ring titles. We have also produced countless numbers of search and rescue dogs, police dogs, detection dogs, assistance dogs and therapy dogs. I do not produce a lot of Malinois, but those that I do are exceptional. If you are a high energy individual who enjoys being challenged by the intelligence, wit and humor of your own dog, the Belgian Malinois might be the breed for you! References always available.
Some of our Cher Car Kennels Belgian Malinois were featured in the "Meet The Breed" article as printed in Police K-9 Magazine. Reprinted with permission.