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Belgian Malinois Characteristics
Often mistaken for the German Shepherd, the confident and versatile Belgian Malinois is a top-notch worker who is quick to form a tight bond with the humans in its life. Whether herding or assisting those in the police and armed forces, the Belgian Malinois craves purpose and direction but is also capable of being a loving member of the family.
Standing at a moderate 22-26 inches to the shoulder and weighing anywhere between 40-80 lbs, the Belgian Mal is one of the larger herding dogs. These dogs are commonly found in blue, black, and white coats. Often mistaken for the German Shepherd, the Belgian Malinois is smaller and stands with a slightly different profile. Those who work with the dogs often claim the Belgian Malinois is more responsive than the German Shepherd, which may make them easier for newer dog owners.
Because they're herding dogs, Belgian Malinois are a perfect match for active families or individuals. They have a joyful abundance of energy and a longing for purpose. Their families should be aware that if the Belgian Malinois is kept inside all day with no opportunity to spend their energy, they will often act out and become destructive. However, those who are able to accommodate the breed's active tendencies will find a responsive and loving companion.
The Malinois is a breed developed to protect the herd. They’ll be extremely dedicated, loyal companions. If you want them to be friendly with other dogs, make sure you focus on proper socialization and early obedience training. These dogs are considered to be good with children, but if their herding instincts are not addressed early on, they may have a tendency to nip at the children's heels and attempt to herd them while playing. But when trained properly, they’re loving, affectionate, and protective in the right ways.
How dog-friendly is Anaheim?
A recent study from WalletHub reviewed some of the largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Anaheim is ranked as the 93rd most pet-friendly location. The city is one of the top spots for outdoor pet-friendliness, ranking 33rd of all major cities in the category.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Anaheim
Anaheim has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your pup to play and get their daily dose of exercise. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Oliver Hills Dog Park, La Palma Dog Park, and Laguna Niguel Regional Park in nearby Laguna Beach.
When you want to go on a nice long walk with your dog, the city has several great hiking trails for you to explore. A few spots worth checking out are Yorba Regional Park and Santa Ana River Trail.
Life in Anaheim with a dog
Anaheim has many dog-friendly restaurants so you’ll always have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat with your furry friend. Some of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Umami Burger, Ruby’s Diner, Baci di Firenze Trattoria, Board & Brew, Orange Roll & Sushi, and Catch.
Anaheim has plenty of other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, groomers, and spas. Plus, there are ten dog-friendly shopping centers in the city and the surrounding area for you and your dog to browse and buy.
The city is also one of the best locations when it comes to finding a place to live with your pup. A Zumper study ranked Anaheim as the 2nd best city in the entire country for finding pet-friendly rentals.
If your friends or family are in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dog as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Anaheim are Ayres Hotel, Clementine Hotel & Suites, Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, and The Anaheim Hotel.
Popular dog breeds in Anaheim
Anaheim is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Labs, Golden Retrievers, Chihuahuas, German Shepherds, and Goldendoodles. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, the new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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