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.

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Breed Type
Pure
Origin
Europe
Family
Function
Life Span
12-14 Years
Hypoallergenic
No
Other Names
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, Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Belgian Shepherd Malinois Build Information

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
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

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.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Independant
Good to Other Pets
Dominating or Submissive?
Guardian Skills
Barking
Aggressiveness Level

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.

Appearance

Colors
Fawn Mahogany
Shedding
Constant
Grooming
Low Maintenance
Coat Type
Dense

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.

Breed's Talents and Facts

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
  • 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

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Common Health Conditions in Belgian Shepherd Malinoiss

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

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