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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 Sunnyvale?
A recent study from the insurance company The Swiftest analyzed some of the biggest U.S. cities to see which are the most pet-friendly. In the study, Sunnyvale is ranked the 33rd most pet-friendly city with a population under 200,000. The city received an A for its number of pet sitters and a B for its number of pet-friendly hotels.
Dog parks and outdoor activities in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale and the nearby area have a variety of dog parks and other outdoor activities where your pup can stretch its legs and soak up the California sun. Some of the most popular off-leash dog parks in the area are Las Palmas Dog Park, Seven Seas Park, Cuesta Park, and Newbark Dog Park.
Sunnyvale and the surrounding area are also home to several great hiking trails where you and your dog can enjoy a long scenic walk. A few great spots to explore are Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, Sycamore Grove Regional Park, and Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve.
Life in Sunnyvale with a dog
Sunnyvale has a few dozen pet-friendly restaurants where you and your dog can grab a bite to eat. A few of the most popular dog-friendly restaurants in the city include Dishdash, Faultline Brewing Company, The Oxford, and Pezzella's Villa Napoli.
Sunnyvale has many other pet-friendly businesses, including pet stores, groomers, daycares, and pet spas. Plus, every year there are a variety of pet-centered events to celebrate our furry companions.
If your friends or family are visiting Sunnyvale, there are plenty of pet-friendly hotels where they can stay with their dogs. Some of the most popular dog-friendly hotels in the city are Radisson Hotel, Quality Inn, Aloft Sunnyvale, and Sonesta ES Suites.
Popular dog breeds in Sunnyvale
Sunnyvale is home to a diverse mix of dog breeds. Some of the most popular breeds in the city are Labradoodles, Poodles, Pomeranians, French Bulldogs, Maltese, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Chihuahuas. No matter which breed you choose to bring into your home, your new pup will find many fellow dogs throughout the city.
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