There are hundreds of dog breeds globally – thanks to cross-breeding, the list keeps increasing. For lovers of hybrid dogs who are considering getting one, Pitbull Malinois could be an excellent consideration. In this blog post, we will be explaining everything you need to understand about the Belgian Malinois Pitbull Mix. Keep reading!
One of the most dangerous cross-breeds is the Belgian Malinois Pitbull; this dog is dangerous when you look at the individual qualities of its parents. The Belgian Malinois is extraordinarily dominant, and Pitbulls are one of the most aggressive dog breeds. Combining these, you have a unique breed.
One of the best qualities of the Belgian Malinois Pitbull Mix is its calm and friendly nature. Pitbulls are friendly when compared with Belgian Malinois, so by cross-breeding the two, the Pits’ nature neutralizes the Belgian Mals’.
Pitbull Belgian Malinois Mix
Pitbull Belgian Malinois mix is a hybrid dog produced by cross-breeding American Pitbull and Belgian Malinois. The Pitbull Belgian Malinois is a great family companion dog and has the traits and characteristics of both parent breeds. It is important to get adequate information about this breed before purchasing one.
To have a proper understanding of the Pitbull Belgian Malinois mix, we must give detailed explanations of its parent traits. Below, we will provide more information on both parent breeds – American Pitbull and Belgian Malinois.
Bull and Terriers were part of the dogs used in the cruel bull and bear-baiting sport around the 19th century in the United Kingdom. Around 1835, these inhumane sports were declared illegal. These dogs were taken to America by immigrants around 1850 and were used for dog fighting sports.
The United Kennel Club (UKC) recognized the dog breed in 1898 and renamed it the American Pitbull. However, they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Later on, around the early 20th century, the American Pitbull was used by farmers to hunt and drive livestock and provide companionship.
Due to Pitbull’s history, there is a misconception about them being very violent; however, this is not true. Pitbulls that are well-bred, trained, and properly socialized are lovely, friendly companion dogs even in families with children. However, they tend to display aggression when with other dogs, so they are advised to be on a leash when in public.
Pitbulls have a length of about 18 to 21 inches and could weigh between 30 to 60 pounds. Their coat comes in blue, brown, black, red, and white colors and requires little grooming. American Pitbull could live up to 8 to 15 years when properly cared for. Also, they are expected to have at least 1 hour of exercise daily.
The Belgian Malinois breed was developed in Belgium around late 1800, which is one of the four Belgian dogs used by farmers for herding. They are great working, intelligent, and protective dogs and are actively used in search and rescue works by the police. In 1959, the Belgian Malinois was recognized as a breed of its own by the American Kennel Club (AKC).
If you have seen Belgian Malinois, you would agree that they have a kind of resemblance to German Shepherd. However, both breeds are quite different, even in their body structure, temperament and traits. Belgian Malinois are advised to be bred only by owners that have previous experience with dogs due to their level of energy and temperament.
Since these dogs were developed for protection and herding, they need to be properly trained and well socialized not to become overly aggressive. Whenever they play with kids, ensure they are well supervised and monitored.
They have a length of about 22 to 26 inches and weigh between 50 to 80 pounds. They have a short, straight undercoat and are expected to shed just twice a year. Their life expectancy rate is about 10 – 12 years.
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Malinois Pit Mix
Just as stated earlier, Malinois Pit Mix is a hybrid of American Pitbull and Belgian Malinois. Even though there is a misconception about Pitbulls being violent and aggressive, this is not true; the Pitbull Malinois mix is nothing close to a violet dog. They are protective, loyal, and great companion dogs.
They require early training and socialization; else, they could become aggressive, just like the parent breeds. Also, they make a great family dog, even with children, when adequately trained from puppyhood. Their energy level is moderate and could only require an hour of daily exercise.
Although Pitbulls come in different colors, a Pitbull Malinois mix is likely to come in black or fawn color or other colors that are pretty common in both parents. Depending on the dominating gene the dog takes, its face might be in between the flat face of the Pitbull and the Belgian Malinois’s elongated face.
Also, both parent sizes would significantly affect how big a Pitbull Malinois mix would be. However, on a general note, they have an average size. A fully grown mix is expected to have a length of 22 to 24 inches with a weight of about 35 to 70 pounds. Their life expectancy rate is between 9 to 14 years when properly cared for.
Due to being a hybrid, the Pitbull Malinois is prone to some health problems that affect both parents. Some problems include allergies, thyroid disease, hemangiosarcoma, and progressive retinal atrophy.
Belgian Malinois Mix Breeds
Truly, Belgian Malinois are not meant to be bred by people with no prior experience in handling dogs because of their temperament. However, due to their high level of intelligence, diligence, and protective nature, you might be in dire need of one of a mixed breed.
If that is the case, then you could go for some Belgian Malinois mix. Over time, Belgian Malinois has been mixed with various dog breeds like German Shepherds, Akita, Dobberman, Pitbull, Huskies, English Greyhound, and others. We will be considering some of the mixes below.
Belusky is a hybrid of Siberian Husky and Belgian Malinois. Siberian Huskies are known to many people, and they have blue eyes, which makes them noticeable. The appearance of Belusky greatly depends on the dominating parent gene. Belusky is not too friendly or aggressive.
However, they are a good consideration if you want a protective guard dog. They need proper training and socialization and also have a high energy level. So, you might need to be spending time with them for regular exercise. They have a high shedding level and might not be too good for people suffering from allergies or who do not like seeing dogs’ hair all over the house.
This is a mix between Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd. Both parent dogs are often compared to each other due to their resemblance and are known to be hardworking and very protective dogs. German Malinois are always known to want owners’ attention. So, they are meant for people who can spend enough time with them.
Leaving them alone for too long could make them develop separation anxiety. They have a high energy level and would require about 2 hours of daily exercise. You can always engage them in games, walks, or other fun activities. They surely love to always have fun.
Belgian Malinois Pitbull Mix is one of the best cross-breeds of both parent breeds, the Pitbull and the Belgian Malinois. However, considering this dog is a cross-breed, it will take both the positive and negative traits of the parent breeds.
So, it takes patience and experience to properly train them. This cross-breed is a great family pet, and as long as you train it properly and ensure it socializes from puppyhood, it will relate well with children, family, and friends.
Shawn Manaher is a serial entrepreneur but when he isn’t working, he loves dogs. He’s owned different pets over the years, and always gives a part of his heart to each pet.