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Amusing video shows the differences between two breeds of working dogs


People are quick to compare Belgian Malinois and German Shepherds, but owners of these dogs know that the two breeds are far from identical. The average dog fancier probably knows that both breeds are historically used as military and police dogs because they are very smart, easy to train, and likes to work. Both belgian malinois and and German shepherd also make effective Watch dog and are fiercely loyal to their masters and families. (My GSD is only 18 weeks old and he’s already on high alert if our kids are out of his sight!)

However, there are a few key differences between the races that can be difficult to explain to someone who has never interacted with them before. Luckily, one TikTok personality summed it up perfectly. Content creator Jonny DevaneyThe channel is all about imitation dog breeds, and he totally nailed his comparison between a Belgian Malinois vs German Shepherd.


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In the video, Devaney plays two roles: a police German Shepherd and a camouflaged Belgian Malinois.

“What are you doing?” Devaney the GSD asks, as the Mechelen version of himself does a flip and starts dancing. The very confused German Shepherd looks on before finally telling the Malinois to “stop”. The Malinois disappears, seemingly in mid-air, leaving the shepherd even more confused. Then the Malinois reappears on the roof of a house to continue dancing and having fun everywhere. The clip hilariously ends with the German Shepherd staring at the camera and saying, “That’s too much.” Then he hobbles with a cane, a nod to the German Shepherd’s predisposition to hip problems.

Many Mechelen owners saw the TikTok and loved the accuracy of Devaney’s impersonation. “Wish my Belgian Malinois had a phone so I could send this to him,” one user commented. Another said they ‘can attest to that’ because they have four Malinois and the dogs ‘actually act like that’.

While some German Shepherds can have energy for days, they know when to quit. Belgian Malinois… not so much. Devaney perfectly embodies the differences between the races!

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