Derek is a fabulous Belgian Malinois from distinctive 50 year old French bloodlines like Calvaire aux Acasias. Aside from excellent health this dog has a great temperament with balanced drives and a well defined Off switch so he is calmer than most Malinois. Derek is not a barker or super busy dog, he is balanced so can fetch, play or work all day or can also just lay and relax or go for a car ride. This fine boy is social with women & children immediately and he is easy to handle as he loves to please his owners. Derek has a nice level of suspicion toward strangers specially men. He is protective of his family and property and activates on command by your side with a strong bark then he turns off on command just as easy. Should the threat escalate, this K9 is more than ready to defend on command and subdue his opponent swiftly. Derek gets along with some social dogs particularly females or submissive males. This oustanding Belgian Malinois has excellent obedience and protection training and is well suited for families who wish to own a balanced, clear-headed, calmer malinois with excellent obedience and strong, reliable protection in any situation.