The Lassie complex: why are we so obsessed with dogs saving human lives?

The Lassie complex: why are we so obsessed with dogs saving human lives?

Most recently, it was when a woman who was attacked by a cougar while out hiking in California was saved by her “amazing and loyal ” Belgian malinois, Eva. The story made headlines around the world, but drill down a little and you’ll discover that the dog, which weighs around 25kg, hit the cougar but was very quickly outclassed by the giant cat.

Belgian Malinois experts worry about Channing Tatum 'Dog' movie

Belgian Malinois experts worry about Channing Tatum 'Dog' movie

Channing Tatum's newest movie, "Dog," may induce swooning over the human-animal bond, but some experts worry it could lead to more abandoned Belgian Malinois, the dog breed featured in the movie.

Dognappers ran off in fear after picking out dog that taught them a lesson

Dognappers ran off in fear after picking out dog that taught them a lesson

Nellie was unimpressed by two men attempting to steal her (Picture: Toby Currier)A pair of ‘dognappers’ ran away in fright after a botched attempt to steal a Belgian Malinois – a breed often used by police and the military.

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Meet the search dog who can find people trapped in disaster zones

Cara is a six year old Belgian Malinois who works with her handler as an urban search and rescue dog. Cara experiences different textures and terrain during her training (Picture: Aaron Crowley/)Mick Atwood is Cara’s handler and partner.

Senior Dog Continues to Make a Splash in the Dock Diving World

Senior Dog Continues to Make a Splash in the Dock Diving World

At 9 years old, Lexie, a Black Lab/Belgian Malinois cross, became the North American Diving Dogs (NADD) National Champion in the Veteran Master division for 2017. Toys are how Lexie, the not-so-fond-of-water dog, got into the sport, says Janie Costa, Lexie’s parent.