Protection Dog Profile: Leah

Leah loves to play and loves to be loved. She is an impressive Belgian Malinois with a gorgeous fawn coat and a beautiful black mask. While it’s nice to have a good-looking dog, that’s only a small portion of Leah’s dossier. Leah is playful, loving, obedient and loyal. She is also a very quick learner and an extremely confident dog. These attributes are important when you are relying on her to keep you safe. A confident dog won’t back down from a threat.  Her job is to be your companion and to keep you safe and that’s exactly what she has been trained to do by our professional in-house trainers.  Leah is happy to play fetch with her toy or relax and cuddle in front of the fire with you. However, Leah is all business when someone comes knocking who isn’t welcome and poses a threat to you and your family. She is loyal and devoted to her trainer and that devotion will transfer to you as she becomes part of your family and your loving protector. Leah was raised in a home setting so she will transition into your home with no problems. All of our dogs are raised in homes because you can’t expect a dog to do something it is not accustomed to doing. Dogs that are raised in kennels without home and family interaction don’t know how to behave when they are suddenly put in that type of a living situation. That’s why we always raise our dogs in loving homes where they get plenty of socialization and love. If you’re looking for a loving, sweet and powerful protector, Leah is the Malinois for you.

Belgian Malinois dogs can vary a lot in appearance, from sable to red to black to light tan. They also have a wide range of different facial markings and masks. They can be short or long haired, and they vary in size from medium to large.  Malinois belong to the working dog class, and were originally bred as herding dogs in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, and other European countries. They are popular now in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Hong Kong. They love to have a job to do, and their typical tasks for police work include odor and explosive detection, detecting accelerants (for arson investigations), sniffing out narcotics, and tracking human suspects for police and search and rescue missions. They are a popular choice for personal protection because they are a dedicated working dog that takes pride in their work and are very attached to their pack (their owners). They are agile and healthy dogs overall, smaller than German Shepherds, and can live up to 14 years without any major health issues.  Belgian Malinois routinely place high in Dog Trials worldwide. These dogs have lots of energy, and are sweet, loyal, and loving working dogs.