Laika is a smaller female with the perfect temperament for an active family with children or for someone on the go. She is an absolute blast to be around and one of those "do it all" kind of dogs. She is social with other dogs and will do well in warmer weather climates due to her tight coat. She loves being a part of daily activities and thrives in stressful situations. This is an exceptional female protection dog!
Originally developed in Malines, Belgium, Malinois have a great deal of stamina and truly enjoy working. They are intelligent and very active dogs that excel at many tasks. In addition to herding, they also do well with police work, search and rescue, and in performance events, such as agility.
People who are not familiar with the Malinois often confuse him with the German Shepherd Dog (GSD), but there are significant differences in the body structure and temperament of the two breeds. Malinois are smaller dogs with lighter bones. They stand with their weight well on their toes, which gives them a square body profile, while today's GSD has a long, sloping back and carries his weight flatter on his feet.