About Us

We’re based in Jacksonville, Arkansas. But, our business is nation-wide!

Rick Paskel is owner/operator and trainer at Riverwood Belgian Malinois. He has a passion and love for the Belgian Malinois breed and has been breeding and training since 2006. His vision is to continue breeding and preserving natural genetics of the Belgian Malinois by producing the “Ultimate Dog.”

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Tips on Caring for your dog…


The Belgian Malinois should do well on a high-quality dog food, whether commercially manufactured or home-prepared with your veterinarian’s supervision and approval. Any diet should be appropriate to the dog’s age (puppy, adult, or senior). Some dogs are prone to getting overweight, so watch your dog’s calorie consumption and weight level.

Treats. can be an important aid in training, but giving too many can cause obesity. Learn about which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are not.

Check with your vet if you have any concerns about your dog’s weight or diet. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.


Grooming – The short, waterproof coat of the Belgian Malinois is quite easy to take care of. brushing with a medium-bristle brush, a rubber grooming mitt or tool, or a hound glove will keep the dog looking his best, and promotes new hair growth and distributes skin oils throughout the coat as well. Malinois do shed twice a year; during these periods, a daily once-over with a slicker brush will help to remove the loose hair. As with all breeds, the nails should be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause the dog pain as well as problems walking and running.


How Special are the Belgian Malinois?

Very Special… as mention earlier, these dogs work in many fields. From the United States Military, to the U.S. Government Protection Agencies. The Belgian Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog, sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd dog rather than as a separate breed.