Adopt Belgian shepherd

INTRODUCTION

image6Mine detection dogs (MDD's), as working dogs have the hardest and most difficult task of discovering mines and unexploded ordnance, since in their work errors are not allowed.Norwegian People's Aid, Global Training Centre gives great effort during the breeding, selection and training of these dogs.
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in people all dogs are individual and have their own characteristics that can determine the affinities for particular occupations.

Dogs that run in a minefield are specifically selected because of the severity and seriousness of tasks that lies ahead. Unfortunately, a some dogs has no qualities that are needed for MDD's (endurance, perseverance, motivation), but those dogs can be excellent working dogs in other fields, or extremely affectionate pets.

BELGIAN SHEPHERD

januar08-053Present cynology classified 4 subtypes of Belgian Shepherds: Malinois, Tervuren, Laekenois, Groenendael.NPA Global training centre for Mine Detection Dogs (MDD's) is breeder of Belgian shepherd - Malinois.

The Belgian shepherd-Malinois is a loyal, friendly and affectionate friend. It may have a strong working-dog background, but it craves companionship and family time above everything else. An alert and watchful companion to children, the Belgian Malinois really flourishes when given a steady dose of good-natured play, cuddling and conversation. Average weight of Malinois is between 10kg's and 30 kg's and size is between 55 cm and 66 cm. The Malinois is a light, graceful, square-built dog covered in a short, straight, weather-resistant coat that can come in fawn, red and mahogany—with or without black tips. It has a powerful, flat-topped head with a sharp muzzle, black nose and triangle-shaped ears that point straight up. Its dark brown eyes have an alert and intelligent expression. It has a thick neck, level back and a low-hanging tail. Overall, the Belgian Malinois exudes strength without stockiness.

The Belgian shephard - Malinois was built to be busy. If you can’t provide a field of sheep for it to herd, you should provide consistent, positive training. From an early age, keep your Belgian Malinois busy, active and socially challenged. It truly thrives on love, attention, affection and tasks. A healthy Belgian Malinois can live as long as 14 years. A relatively healthy breed, some Belgian Malinois can develop skin allergies, eye problems and hip dysplasia. It is also fairly easy to groom, needing only the occasional brushing. Be sure not to bathe it too often: Soap can remove its natural waterproofing.

SHOULD I ADOPT DOG?

The decision to adopt a pet dog should not be taken lightly. A dog will affect your life in a multitude of ways, and will become a long-term commitment, as dogs live between seven and 15 years - possibly longer. Instead of rushing into it, it's wise to go through the following checklist of questions to ask yourself before adopting a dog. 

IS YOUR LIFESTYLE SUITABLE FOR DOG?

A dog requires your attention every day. It will need exercise, grooming, healthy food and fresh water. Dogs are social creatures, so your new pet will also need your companionship. If you're currently a student or in the military, or if your job requires a great deal of travel, this might not be the right time to adopt or rescue a dog.

Your living situation also matters. Can your house or apartment accommodate a dog? Is there a fenced yard or a park nearby where the dog can exercise? Do you have children or other pets that will have to adjust to your new dog? Also consider your willingness to deal with inconveniences like flea outbreaks and added wear on furniture or carpeting.

Adopting a dog also involves a financial commitment. Puppy adoption in particular can be costly; within the first year you'll have to budget for spaying/neutering and the necessary vaccinations. Carefully consider the costs of food, veterinary care, pet toys and beds, grooming and even boarding at a kennel if you go on vacation every year.

 

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