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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 New York City?
WalletHub analyzed the 100 biggest US cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In their study, New York City is the 90th most pet-friendly city. The city’s strength is outdoor pet-friendliness, where it ranked 16th overall.
However, the city does not fair as well for pet health and wellness, with a rank of 71st. Plus, New York City is one of the most expensive cities for pets, ranking 95th in terms of pet budget. The city has the highest veterinary care costs in the country. It also has the highest dog insurance premium.
Dog parks and activities
On the other hand, the study found New York City to have the highest number of dog parks per capita. According to a study by ParkScore, New York City has 1.62 dog parks per 100,000 residents. This means that you’ll always be close to a dog run no matter what neighborhood you live in.
There are dozens of parks, many of which have areas where dogs are allowed off-leash between 9 P.M. and 9 A.M. You can enjoy early morning off-leash walks and meet your fellow dog owners and make new friends for you and your pet. Some of the most popular dog parks in the city are Sirius Dog Run in Battery Park City, Tompkins Square in the East Village, and Carl Schurz Dog Park on the Upper East Side.
With over 500 dog-friendly restaurants in New York City, you will always have somewhere to get a bite with your furry friend. Some of the most popular pet-friendly restaurants in New York City include Barking Dog, Parnell’s Pub, Sidewalk Cafe, and Bistro Les Amis.
Getting around NYC with a dog
New York is very much a walking city, making it a great place for ensuring you and your dog have plenty of opportunities to stay active. New York City is also great when you need to get around the city via public transportation. The New York City Transit allows pets on the MTA bus and small dogs are also permitted on the subway.
Popular breeds in NYCNew York City is home to a diverse range of dogs. The most popular breeds in the city are French Bulldogs, Poodles, Golden Retrievers, Bulldogs, and Labrador Retrievers. You’ll see more of certain breeds in different areas across the city. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are popular in Upper East Side and Tribeca, and Dachshunds are popular in Chelsea.
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