Your favorite AKC dog breed is the Belgian Malinois. The Belgian Malinois is smart and highly sensitive to his surroundings. He is a devoted companion to his family, but can be shy around strangers. He lives best around gentle children, and makes a careful watchdog. The Belgian Malinois is a member of the Herding Group and was first recognized by the AKC in 1959. Other names for the Belgian Malinois include: Belgian Shepherd Dog, Mechelaar, Chien de Berger Belge. This is the perfect breed gift, telling all about Belgian Malinois. A great dog lover gift on a t shirt, hoodie, mug, sticker, magnet, button, ornament - makes a great Belgian Malinois Christmas Gift.