The Malinois really started to gain traction as a popular dog with the Television Show "Person of Interest". The Belgian Malinois is an extremely intelligent shepherd that want's nothing more than to please his master. Malinois' are very active and require the same disposition out the their owners required of them. This means you must not be lazy and must be willing to put in the work to make your relationship symbiotic. Malinois demand to be challenged and if you're not up to the task, they will challenge you.