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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 Arlington?
A recent study from WalletHub analyzed some of the biggest US cities to find the most pet-friendly places for owning a dog. In the study, Arlington is ranked as the 69th most pet-friendly. The city is above average when it comes to raising a healthy pet, ranking 45th out of all major cities for pet health and wellness.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Arlington
Arlington has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to enjoy the Texas sun. Many of these dog parks are off-leash parks where your dog can roam without restraint. A few of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Rush Creek Dog Park, Cravens Park, and Tails N’ Trails Dog Park.
In Arlington and the surrounding area, you’ll also find several dog-friendly hiking trails for when you want to go on an extended walk with your pup. Some sports worth exploring include Cedar Ridge Nature Reserve, Trinity Park, Bachman Lake Loop Trail, and Horseshoe Trail.
Life in Arlington with a dog
Arlington has over 75 pet-friendly restaurants meaning you and your dog will have plenty of choices when you want to grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city are BoomerJacks, J.R. Bentley’s English Pubs, Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar, and The Grease Monkey.
Arlington has many other dog-friendly establishments, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. When you need to find a place to live with your dog, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Arlington to have the 36th most pet-friendly rentals per capita.
If you ever have friends or family in town for a visit, they too will have no trouble finding somewhere to stay with their dogs as the city has dozens of pet-friendly hotels. Many of these spots won’t charge extra fees for bringing a pet on the journey. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in Arlington are The Sanford House Inn & Spa, Aloft Arlington, and Kasa Arlington.
Popular dog breeds in Arlington
Arlington is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, Cockapoos, Beagles, Golden Doodles, Chihuahuas, Labradoodles, Border Collies, and Dachshunds. But, no matter which breed you want to add to your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.
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