- Other names:
- Malinois X
- Belgian German Shepherd
The german malinois is a hybrid dog which is the offspring of a purebred German shepherd and a purebred Belgian malinois. As a hybrid dog the german malinois will inherit characteristics from both parent dog breeds. Not all german malinois will inherit the same traits from each parent breed. Some german malinois will display more characteristics from the german shepherd, others may display more from the belgian malinois, and the rest will display a mix of traits from each parent. Because of this, there is a high possibility that each german malinois can have different physical and behavioral traits from other german malinois' (even if from the same litter).
Even though there can be differences between german malinois dogs, you can expect the breed to share characteristics which are common in both the parent breeds.