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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! An expert dog trainer has issued a warning against people buying one particular breed. Jacob Morgan, founder of the YorkshireCanineAcademy.co.uk believes that another breed of dog could soon be added to the UK's banned dogs list. The list is currently populated by the Pit Bull Terrier, the Japanese Tosa, the Dogo Argentino and the Fila Brasileiro. Jacob, who has trained over 2,500 dogs and owns five himself, said that he thinks the next breed to be banned will be the Belgian Malinois, a variety of the Belgian Shepherd breed. He said the dog "was not a family pet" and can be problematic to own, especially for people with full-time jobs, WalesOnline reports. READ MORE: 'Perfect' dog left tied to gate gets new home after owners spot him in ECHO Jacob, who himself owns a Belgian Malinois, said: “Just this week I have seen five Belgian Malinois dogs looking to be re-homed via Facebook. This is frightening to see as it shows people are buying this breed of dog and not being able to care for them. “My Belgian Malinois puppy, Stark, is 15 weeks old, and I’m with him most of the day while I train our clients' dogs. But I also have members of staff who can also make sure Stark is getting stimulated by giving him an activity to do every hour. Even as a dog trainer, if it was just me looking after Stark, I’d struggle.” Often confused for a short haired German Shepherd, the Belgian Malinois is traditionally a herding dog. Highly intelligent, athletic and highly energetic, they have been made famous through films such as John Wick, and Dog with Channing Tatum.
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. The Belgian Malinois can grow to around 30kg, and life expectancy is 14-16 years. The breed has a high prey drive, and without adequate socialisation and training, they will chase small animals, vehicles or children. Jacob said: “I planned to get a Belgian Malinois puppy for two years. I’d chosen his name before I found the right breeder, as there are so many people breeding for profit over health and the right personality traits. I can confidently say the Belgian Malinois is not a family pet and especially if you have a full time job, you don’t have time for this breed. “It takes thousands of hours of training to make a Belgian Malinois a ‘regular dog’. So many are being bred to have a ‘nervy edge’, which is being mistaken for a willingness to protect.” Jacob says: “This breed has strong herding and guarding instincts, and genetics make it need to chase and bite things. If an owner is not providing an outlet like the training shown in our video, the dogs can become anxious and lash out at their owners.” “It’s a perfect storm happening right now and I’m sure it won’t be long until the breed is banned altogether. Through no fault of their own, it will be the fault of the thoughtless breeders and those owners who haven’t done their research properly.” Belgian Malinois puppies are being sold on public pet selling sites for as little as £650, and Google trends shows there’s been a 50% increase in online interest for these puppies over the last 12 months alone. Jacob plans to compete in suitable sports with Stark when he’s older, in competitions such as Shutzhund, a dog sport that tests tracking, obedience and protection skills, and evaluates if a dog has the appropriate traits and characteristics of a good working dog.
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