Facts & Origin
PROFILE: Malinois Doberman - The Malinois and Doberman Mix.
The Malinois Doberman is an impressive mix of Belgian Malinois and Doberman. Both parent breeds are known for their working efficiency, intelligence and loyalty. The Malinois has its roots in Belgium and is highly regarded as a police and military dog. The Doberman, named after its German breeder Louis Dobermann, was originally bred as a guard dog.
This mix combines the best qualities of both breeds to create a versatile and powerful companion. The Malinois Doberman is an impressive, energetic and loyal companion that can be used as both a working and family dog .
With proper training and an active lifestyle , he is sure to be a valued part of any household. However, it is important to understand and meet his needs to ensure a harmonious relationship.
|Origin||Germany - Belgium|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits
The Malinois Doberman exhibits a number of notable traits, including:
- Loyalty and protective instinct (inherited from the Doberman).
- Energy and willingness to work (inherited from the Malinois)
- Intelligence and ability to learn
However, as with any mixed breed, temperament can vary depending on which parent the dog more closely reflects.
Suitability and attitude
This mix is not suitable for everyone. It needs an experienced dog owner who can handle high-energy and intelligent breeds. With sufficient training and socialization, the Malinois Doberman can be an excellent family dog and guard dog. He needs plenty of exercise and mental stimulation, so he will do best in an active household.
Care and health
Regarding the care and health of the Malinois Doberman:
- Coat Care: His coat is usually short, dense and shiny. A weekly brushing should be enough to keep it in top condition.
- Exercise: A high energy level means daily, intense walks and playtime are essential.
- Health Issues: As a mixed breed, the Malinois Doberman can be prone to certain health problems that occur in both parent breeds, such as hip dysplasia, heart problems and certain genetic conditions. Regular vet visits are essential to monitor his health.
What does this mongrel look like?
The Malinois Doberman is a large and athletic dog with a lean, muscular silhouette. Its coat color can vary, with brown, black and tan being the most common. The eyes are often dark and sharp, and they can have either the standing ears of the Malinois or the natural ears of the Doberman.
Hypothyroidism is a condition in dogs where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormones. This can lead to a slowed metabolic rate, weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and other symptoms.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
In veterinary medicine, this is the name given to a complex of symptoms caused by nerve damage in the area of the spinal cord or spinal cord nerves in the area of the cervical spine.
Blue Doberman Syndrome
Blue Doberman Syndrome (Alopecia). This is a hereditary disease that leads to progressive hair loss.
Dancing Doberman Diseas
Initially, there is only bending of the legs, which is caused by muscle failure. In the advanced stage, the disease then leads to paralysis.
Ataxia (from Greek ἀταξία ataxia 'disorder' 'irregularity') is a generic term in medicine for various disorders of movement coordination. Ataxia can occur even when there is no paralysis (paresis), that is, when there is normal muscle strength.
Can occur frequently in dogs and can sometimes be treated with medication.
A Malinois Doberman is a hybrid dog created by crossing a Malinois and a Doberman.
These hybrid dogs are very affectionate, intelligent, energetic and bright. They can also be used as guard dogs.
Yes, they are kept as pets - however, they are not suitable for people who are only looking for a calm and undemanding companion dog.
Yes, they need a lot of exercise. They need a lot of exercise in the form of regular walks or other activities.
Yes, they need a lot of attention and regular interaction with their owners. They do well as a family dog if they get the attention they need.