Belgian Malinois vs. German Shepherd

Let’s talk about similarities

Both the German Shepherd and the Belgian Malinois come from the sheepdog family. They have been helping human beings to herd sheep on the hilly pastures of Europe for a long time. In recent years these two breeds have also been used as working dogs in the police forces and security agencies of many European countries including Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands. Many ordinary dog owners also make use of the German shepherds and the Belgian Malinois as guardians for their homes. We can now state that these two breeds have occupied an identical position in the life of people.

For the last years the Belgian Malinois and the German Shepherd were in the top ten list of the most popular dog breeds in the world. When talking about their character we cannot but stand that both of them inherited a high level of self-sufficiency, intelligence, loyalty, alertness due to which they act as marvellous guard dogs. Both these dogs are assiduous when busy with their job. Thus they are rated highly because of these character features.

One of the most evident appearance differences is that the German Shepherd is a large sized dog whereas the Belgian Malinois is a medium sized dog. People have disagreement concerning the aggressive the Malinois has. Some believe it is more aggressive than the German Shepherd some not. But majority states that it is not aggressive dog which likes to play with children. But aggression to other animals can be as a drawback.

The characteristic most people agree is that the Belgian Malinois is however a lot quicker dog than the German Shepherd. In addition Malinois has huge piles of energy and agility that cannot be mentioned about its “competitor”. Thus there is a tendency now to give priority to Malinois than to German Shepherd when chosing dog as a military and police (K9) dog.

Here B.Malinois is also ahead because they are much easier to be controlled than the German Shepherds. Although both these dogs are known to be loyal but once you win over the respect of the Belgian Malinois things will get a lot easier. The Belgian Malinois like to be always involved it any kind of activity. They like to work but can’t stand when it takes them too long. So if your an amateur for you it will be easier to deal with German Shepherd because they are easier for their master.
Malinois are considered to be more curious than the German Shepherd. The Belgian Malinois also stands in need to be permanently socialized. They like to be with their family, walk and socialize than to be locked somewhere and forgotten.
The more your walk with Malinois and spend time with it the more in will understand you and what you expect from it.
The German Shepherd however is less fastidious in this sense. They are more patient. So, it’s up for you to choose what do you expect from dog: to be patient, easy in contact or active and more intelligent.

None of them is worse than other.
Owners are different.