Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Belgian Shepherd Malinois is bred primarily as working dog for personal protection in Belgium and other European countries, as well as in the United States.

The Belgian Malinois is a medium-sized dog and has a square-proportioned build. The Belgian Malinois has black erect ears, a black snout, and black markings on his coat.

Personality

This breed’s high energy level is among the highest of all breeds and will be puppy-like till the age of 3 – 5. The Belgian Malinois is friendly and protective.

Breed Characteristics

Type:Pure
Family:Herders
Function:Working
Origin:Europe
Preferred Climate:Any Climate
Group:Herding
Life Span:12-14 Years
Nicknames:The Malinois, the Belgian Malinois, the Chien de Berger Belge, the Mechelaar, the Mechelse Herder, the Mechelse Scheper, the Pastor Belga Malinois, and the Belgian Shepherd Dog
Hypoallergenic:No

Belgian Shepherd Malinois Build Information

The Belgian Malinois is a medium-sized dog and has a square-proportioned build. The Belgian Malinois has black erect ears, a black snout, and black markings on his coat.

Size:Large
Length (Male):22-27 in.
Length (Female):22-24 in.
Weight:> 65 lbs
Litter Size:5 - 10 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop:No

Behaviour and Personality

This breed’s high energy level is among the highest of all breeds and will be puppy-like till the age of 3 – 5. The Belgian Malinois is friendly and protective.

Activity Level:Very Active
Affection Level:Very Affectionate
Aggressiveness Level:Moderate
Barking:Moderate
Dominating or Submissive?:None
Energy Level:Very Active
Good to Other Pets:Friendly
Guardian Skills:Yes
Independant:Moderate
Kid Friendliness:Friendly

Appearance

The Belgian Shepherd Malinois needs basic grooming and weekly brushing to remove dead hair. Once or twice a year this breed sheds heavily! Brush his teeth frequently to keep your dog healthy and to avoid a stinky breath. The Malinois barely needs a bath.

Colors:Fawn, Mahogany
Shedding:Constant
Grooming:Low Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

Belgian Shepherd Malinois Common Health Conditions

Progressive retinal atrophy, Pannus, Cataracts, Epilepsy, Thyroid disease, and Hip dysplasia.

Belgian Shepherd Malinois Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

The Belgian Shepherd Malinois named Bear is regular featured as a cast member in the TV show Person of Interest. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois called Cairo, a war dog, was used by the United States Navy SEALs in Operation Neptune Spear. Posy, a Belgian Shepherd Malinois, is the only dog in the Israel Defense Forces to receive the Medal of Distinguished Service by rescuing two agents from beneath a collapsed six story building.

Training:Hard
Hunting Companion:No
Jolly for Jogging:Yes
Sighting Capabilities:No
Ideal for Tracking:Yes
Retrieving Skills:Yes
Pointing Breed:No
Herding Skills:Yes
Dutiful Watchdog:Yes
Security Guard Capable:Yes
Police Performer:Yes
Wet Water rescues:No
Assist Disable Owners:No
Dog Sledding:Yes
Able to Perform Dog Carting:Yes
Agile/Zippy:Yes
Fun with Lure Coursing:No
Obedient:Yes
Possible Schutzhund Work:Yes
Trainable for Tricks:Yes