He has strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs extensive socialization from an early age, and firm, but not harsh, training.
The Belgian Malinois may instinctively display herding behavior such as chasing and circling, moving effortlessly for hours and nipping at people's heels.
The dog is good for working and competitive obedience, but not for toddlers who run and scream. The Belgian Malinois can live in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised.