05-13-2019, 08:59 AM
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Have you had dogs before? Have you trained dogs before? Have you previous experience about challenging breeds or what life with an active dog is?
You have picked two quite different breeds there. Why these two? Which traits in each breed attract you? Why? Which traits you could live without but would have to accept by your choice of breed?
I don't know much about either breed myself. But I love Belgian shepherds and want to see them in right homes. These dogs are not toys. Most Malinois are working-line and as such have traits that make them difficult pets. You must be prepared to train your puppy well and work for its good manners. Exercising and training the dog will continue through its life. You might spend more time on the dog than with your kids. Pick a good breeder who knows their lines because with kids you want solid balanced temperament, not a set of fangs chasing everything that moves and ripping any stationary stuff to shreds anyways.
I have a showline Tervueren. A LOT more mellow than some Mals I've heard of. Still more dog than my rough collie, at least in some regards. I still dream of an inter-variation mixed-line Belgian but at the moment, this very nice little Terv is enough.