When you read everywhere that the Malinois is an hyperactive dog, I have to confirm and agree 200%! Of course it depends on the personality of the dog you choose, some might be more quiet than others however even if they look quiet and so cute when they are puppies, soon you will see that they are full of energy.
Here when I say : Sky the full power of the Malinois, I am not kidding, he is amazing! He never stops. Which worries me, by the way, because when we go bicycle I am always worried that he stops with a heart-attack or anything so I always have to slow him down and make sure he walks instead of running and running and running.
So you understood that he loves running. It is not the only thing because when we are at home “quiet” if he has his Kong toy, he never stops as well. Which means I really have to hide it otherwise he bring it in front of me or worst to my guest until I or they play with him. And don’t worry, if you don’t put attention to him, he is going to place the toy directly on your feet!
I bought him 2 kong toys, the Kong Extreme that I should fill with treats but I did only once and they I didnt do it anymore because I found it nasty when the food stay several days, chew, inside a plastic toy in the house. He also have the Kong Ball to play outside in the garden. These 2 toys are his favorite toys ever! Oh yes I forgot, do not let your malinois with a regular ball, soccer, tennis or whatever…. The Malinois have a strong and powerful jaw and he will destroy it. So the only toys I feel secure with are the 2 kong I told you. Then I can leave him alone all day with these 2 toys without being worried of him swallowing peaces of toys or ball he would have destroyed and not worry about bringing him to veterinary for intestinal occlusion. Also no need to pick up little peaces of plastics everywhere in the garden. Talking about intestinal occlusion, I just have a friend with a cat that paid $2000 for removing it a peace of plastic. So I wonder how much it will be for a dog? Anyway since I am here in USA I noticed that veterinary are so expensive and not really reliable, but that might be the topic of an other article.
That been said, I advice you to entertain your Malinois a lot and if he doesn’t know when to stop just make sure he is not giving tones of energy for hours.
Sky was born on 28 September 2008 in France at a famous breeder : Domaine de Seugidor. When I bought him, on 21st December 2008, he had the name of Domino du Domaine de Seugidor. His father, Tourbillon du Domaine de Seugidor is a very famous winner of several French Ring competitions in France. His mother is Una du Domaine de Seugidor and the breeder told me that she was very sweet.
This is the only pictures I took from my Sky when he was a puppy. Even if these pictures are very blurry, it is a great reminder of his cute face when he was so little.
He was only 2 months when he became my Sky.Today after learning a lot about Malinois and dogs, I can tell that 2 months is too early for a puppy to be separate from his mother and other sister and brothers. Anyway I decided to change his name for Sky and try to raise him the best I can.
At the beginning we didn’t have a very peaceful life. My poor little Sky had very bad time because his tail was broken in an accident. Most veterinaries told me that the best decision I could make would be to let them cut his tail!They said that there were no hope for him to recover the full mobility of his tail… I couldn’t resigned myself. Imagine my poor little Malinois with no tails?I didn’t believe those veterinaries and I made the choice to took him to the best Surgeon Osteopath in Lyon city. Thanks to him today my Sky is perfect. He fixed him! I also have to say that he requires a lots of attention and nursing from my side when we were at home. The veterinaty told me that the nerves of his tail were broken but few months later Sky recover the total mobility of his tail and today he looks like nothing never happens to him.
Maybe it was a Miracle? I believe when you are a good person or a dog, good things happens to you. And I can tell that my Malinois, Sky, is the sweetest dog I never had. I love him so much.