The Belgian Malinois is a sheep dog with very strong protective and territorial instincts. They were named after the Belgian city of Malines. This high energy extremely intelligent dog needs leadership, to be challenged and exercised daily. This breed was used for not only herding but many other jobs like police work such as, narcotics and bomb detection, search and rescue, also obedience, tracking, sled and cart pulling and as a guide for the blind and assistant to the disabled. This is a working dog that needs an active preferably outdoor life.