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Old 04-27-2019, 01:27 PM
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Akita or Belgian Malinois

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I am looking to bring in either a Malinois or Akita in the upcoming months. I have done extensive research on both breeds and I understand the pros and cons that come with them. However I just need help on deciding which breed. I would like a dog that will be able to protect my family and will be good with kids. I donít mind a dog that needs a lot of exercise. Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:06 AM
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Have you looked into getting an older dog where you know the temperament? I donít know those two breeds but Im sold on relatively predictable dogs around kids. ďProtectiveĒnatured dogs can come with a dislike of strangers, which isnít great for kids or basically any relationship outside of the family.


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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.
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A German Shepherd would be a nice family pet. And could be a guard dog to.
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Akita's are known to be very loyal but can be a big handle and too aggressive to strangers. I know Akita's personally however that get on well with children.
Belgian Malinois is a big no no, for a family this dog is really and should only be suited for a lot of training of obedience. They have a high drive and need to be doing something all the time
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