This article is from the Malinois Breed FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Nancy Bennett).
An owner who gets the most out of his or her Malinois is usually one
who has had some previous experience of dog ownership and dog
training. Even so, many new owners are not prepared for the high
degree of "intensity" in this dog's personality. Whatever they do,
they do to the maximum: whether that be work, play, or just adoring
you, their master. The Malinois likes to be included in all your
activities, so if you like jogging, hiking, running, biking,
obedience, out-of-door activities, or just spending a lot of time
with your dog, then the Malinois may be a good choice for you.
However, if you often work extended hours, must travel frequently, or
have other activities that often keep you away from your dog, then
this is definitely not the breed for you.