My name is Sandy!

Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd Mix Dog for adoption in Poway, California - Sandy
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Sandy's Info...

I am already neutered, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Sandy's Story...
Sandy looks like he could be a pure Belgian Malinois, but it is likely that he is a malinois/ shepherd blend.

He is an unusual and special boy – this breed is one of my favorites because they are so smart and good looking!

He is about 18 months old and wonderfully handsome. Sandy is a big fellow – weighs about 60+ pounds, but looks bigger.

Sandy is a strong, playful, active, and fun young boy who gets along fabulously well with other dogs.
He isn’t at all aggressive and isn’t much of a barker, but he WILL bark if he feels you are in danger.

Sandy is crate trained, and Belgians are amazing smart dogs, so he is very trainable and learn about anything with a bit of guidance.

I did some research on the Belgian Malinois breed and this is what I discovered:
“The Belgian Malinois is a very-fast-learning, highly-trainable, high-energy, versatile working dog. They can make great pets for highly-active, high-energy families. Because of this breed's trainability and intelligence, Belgian Malinois are often used today as police dogs, military dogs, and homeland security dogs. Domestic Belgian Malinois excel at obedience, schutzhund, agility, flyball, Frisbee, herding, sledding, and tracking. It doesn't matter so much what their job is, as long as they have one. These are busy "perpetual motion" dogs who need more than just a daily walk. They enjoy hiking, running, and biking, and make good jogging partners. They do best with a fenced-in area to thrash around in. (The alternative is the Malinois zipping around your house, leaping over furniture and smashing into things.) The Malinois is very loving toward his family and reserved toward strangers. They are naturally protective of their owners without being aggressive. They make good watchdogs as they are incredibly alert and will notice sights, sounds, and smells that you don't. Also, keep in mind that Malinois are tremendously physical animals and might run into a child accidentally... over and over again. He might also try to herd children. (He might also try to herd you and other animals in the house, sometimes all at the same time.) The Malinois is extremely sensitive and social and will want to be part of your family. “

Since Sandy is likely a mix (which is a lot better than a pure bred dog, I think!), he doesn’t seem to have the prey drive they say Belgian’s can have. In fact, he is as good with my little foster dogs as he is with the big ones.

He neutered and up to date on all of his shots, so he ready for his forever home. He is a perfectly healthy, happy boy!

To meet this unusual and special young dog, and all of my other foster pups, please call 858-391-1037 or email

Facts about Sandy

  • Breed: Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sandy, a Poway Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd for sale in Poway, or seeking a Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd dog from a breeder in Poway.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Poway already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Poway breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd breeders who help with Belgian Malinois/Belgian Shepherd rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Poway paves the way for another one to be saved.