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belgian malinois

belgian malinoiss

Breed Overview

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Quick facts

The Belgian Malinois is confident, athletic, and smart.

Lifespan14-16 Years
TemperamentSmart, Confident, Work-Oriented
Shedding AmountHigh
Breed GroupHerding

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Personality & Training

Tendency to Bark




Good For:
  • Apartments
  • Large Living Spaces
  • Watch Dog
  • Cold Climates
  • Water Activities

Physical Characteristics


Females: 22 - 24 in
Males: 24 - 26 in


Females: 40 - 60 lbs
Males: 60 - 80 lbs

Grooming Requirements

Bathe as Needed

Drool Amount


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Black MaskNo Markings

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About belgian malinoiss

Versatile, hardworking, and intelligent, the Belgian Malinois radiates confidence far beyond that of any other breed. Belgian Malinois are an energetic, highly active breed who's as comfortable playing fetch as they are conducting search and rescue missions.

This highly trainable breed will master anything you teach them. From agility and obedience training to pastoral tasks and even military service, there is nothing a Belgian Malinois can't do.

Often mistaken for a small German Shepherd, Belgian Malinois are one of four distinct herding breeds native to Belgium. Belgian Malinois are energetic and generally require more activity than smaller breeds, which makes them an excellent choice for high-energy owners and active families.

Malinoiss can be aloof in the company of other dogs and strangers. Rarely are they shy, aggressive, or fearful. They make excellent watchdogs and possess the size, intelligence, and agility to be capable guard dogs.

belgian malinois Care

As a herding breed, Belgian Malinois may chase or nip at small children, which can be corrected with early and frequent training and socialization. These intelligent pups are sensitive to punishment - they need a trainer who is firm, fair and consistent.

belgian malinoiss FAQ

They are often better with older children, although early training and socialization can help them do well with younger kids. They can be good family watchdogs and a great choice for active families.<br /><br />Does Belgian Malinois get along with other pets