The Belgian Malinois is confident, exhibiting neither shyness nor aggressiveness in new situations. The dog may be reserved with strangers but is affectionate with his own people. He is naturally protective of his owner's person and property without being overly aggressive. The Belgian Malinois possesses a strong desire to work and is quick and responsive to commands from his owner.
Lance Cpl. Suzanna Knotts/Marine Corps Sgt. Daniel Pierce, a dog handler with Marine Corps Base Hawaii's military working dog section, conducts training with Mido, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois working dog, at the dog training area behind the Provost Marshal's Office on Tuesday. Mido was given a command to jump up and intimidate Pierce by barking in his face without hurting him.