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Belgian Malinois Info

Belgian Malinois Breed Information

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Lifespan: 12-14 years Height: 22-26" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 6-10 pups
Group: Herding Weight: 40-75 lbs Hair Length: Short Size: Large

Breed Overview

The Belgian Malinois is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 40 lbs that can reach 75 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Belgian Malinois breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Belgian Malinois should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 10 puppies.

Belgian Malinois Breed Characteristics

Group Herding Drooler no
Size Large Guard Dog yes
Origin Belgium Easy to Train
Kid Friendly Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly no Active Indoors somewhat
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands yes
Pet Friendly Yard Needs medium
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Belgian Malinois Temperament

smart and obedient, serious and watchful with strong protective and territorial instincts, make excellent police and guard dogs, needs an experienced master who is firm, but not harsh

Health Problems

skin allergies, eye problems, behavior fluctuations, hip and elbow dysplasia

Belgian Malinois Coat

Belgian Malinois Dog Colors

Rich fawn to mahogany, with black tips on the hairs giving an overlay appearance. The mask and ears are black. The underparts of the body, tail and breeches are lighter fawn, but washed-out fawn color on the body is a fault. The tips of the toes may be white, and a small white spot on the breastbone/prosternum is permitted, not to extend to the neck.

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