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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. 

Fast Facts

  • Energy High
  • Size Large
  • Trainability Accommodating

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 Cleveland?

A recent study from WalletHub reviewed the 100 largest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Cleveland is ranked as the 63rd most pet-friendly. The city is one of the most affordable locations for having a pet, ranking 24th of all American cities for pet budget.

Dog parks and outdoor activities in Cleveland

Cleveland has a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities for your dog to play and enjoy the sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the city include Downtown Dog Park, Taps & Tails Dog Bar, and Quarry Dog Park in nearby South Euclid.

Cleveland also has several hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy an extended walk together. A couple great spots to explore are Wendy Park Bridge and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Life in Cleveland with a dog

Cleveland has over 80 pet-friendly restaurants, so you are pup will have plenty of choices when you want to get something to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Great Lakes Brewing Company, Nano Brew Cleveland, TownHall Ohio City, Masthead Brewing Co., and Luxe Kitchen.

Cleveland has plenty of other dog-friendly businesses, including pet stores, daycares, and groomers. Plus, there are seven dog-friendly shopping centers in Cleveland and the surrounding area. One great place to enjoy with your dog is Croker Park, the open-air mall where you can find a range of stores and restaurants.

When you and your new dog need to find a place to live in Cleveland, you’ll have plenty of options. A study from Zumper found Cleveland to be the 37th best city for pet-friendly rental listings.

If your friends or family are visiting Cleveland, they will also 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 the city include the Kimpton Schofield Hotel, Aloft Cleveland Downtown, and Ritz-Carlton Cleveland.

Popular dog breeds in Cleveland

Cuyahoga County is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the county are Golden Retrievers, Beagles, German Shepherds, Boxers, and Labrador Retrievers. No matter which breed you decide to bring into your family, your new pup will find many of its peers across the city.

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