SL, how old is your Malnois? We just rescued one about 8 months ago. Mine is 1 1/2. She is such an interesting dog. I've never seen a dog quite as playful and constantly active and her. Smart as a whip too.
We were spoiled, the Shepard is brilliant. My wife is a Dog trainer by profession and uses her for classes to keep order and do demonstrations. THe "maligator" isn't so far behind and I think has potential to be even smarter than her older, wiser sister. I'm interested to know if they calm down, like the Shepard did or if they remain as high strung for a while.
I'd never heard of a Belgian Malnois before and I must say, I'm very, very pleasantly surprised.
I'll try and find some pics when I get home tonight.