I've been thinking about getting a new puppy and I came across a Malinois and Doberman mixed breed. I've never owned either breed before but I've heard that they're both great dogs. I'm looking for a dog that is loyal, intelligent and protective but also good with children since I have two young kids. Would a Malinois and Doberman mix be a good fit for me? I'm also wondering about any potential health issues or temperament concerns that come with this mix. Any insights or personal experiences would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
I can offer my thoughts on this breed mix as well. I rescued a Malinois and Doberman mix puppy about a year ago, and he's been a fantastic addition to our family. Our dog, like the first user mentioned, is extremely intelligent and driven, but can also be stubborn at times. We have to make sure to give him plenty of mental and physical stimulation to keep him happy and satisfied.
When it comes to children, the breed mix can be a little tricky. Our dog is very protective of our kids, but has a lot of energy and can be a bit overwhelming for little ones. We have to make sure that the kids know how to interact with him properly and that they don't accidentally get knocked over in his excitement.
As far as health goes, we haven't had any major issues yet. We did have to work with him a lot on socialization and obedience, but that's to be expected with any mixed breed rescued from a shelter. It's definitely important to keep up with their training and to provide them with lots of positive reinforcement.
Overall, I would say that a Malinois and Doberman mix can be a great addition to a family, but it's important to make sure that you're ready for the high energy and strong personality that comes with this breed mix. Proper training and socialization is key to ensuring that your dog is well-behaved and happy.