It has been a couple of months since we have had a dog of this breed at the SPA, although they are a regular feature. The malinois is more or less the French equivalent of the border collie; a dog who is at its root a working dog and who needs exercise and stimulation to be really happy, but in the right environment can be the perfect companion. Odin was born in July 2016, so is not yet a year old. We do not know his past, but it could well be a case of the owners just selecting the wrong breed for their lifestyle. The malinois is not for everyone; however lovers of this breed will find an intelligent active lad who will be eager to please.