Malinois, good pets?

I had to put my 10 year old German Shepherd to sleep last in November and I’m now starting to think of getting another dog. Elvis, the GS, was a great family pet and excellent watchdog. Since we loved Elvis so much and he could never be replaced, I thought maybe another breed might be a better choice. Does anyone own or has owned a Malinois and were they good with children and good guardians of the house?