A crossbreed between a Belgian Malinois and a German shepherd is known as a shepinois. They are classed as "designer dogs." According to CamelotShepherds.com, these dogs are desired because they can be "the best of both breeds."
Females usually weigh between 45 and 65 pounds while males typically weigh between 65 and 85 pounds. They are known to need daily exercise to stay healthy. However, they are not quite as active as the Malinois, meaning they can be a more sensible choice for a house pet. The shepinois can be used as watch dogs and are known to be good family dogs.