| UK KC Classification
| Country of Origin
| Date of Origin
||56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 inches)
||27.5 - 28.5 Kgs (61 - 63 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||12 - 14 Yrs
Malinois are square proportioned, hard working dogs. They have a short coat that is fawn to mahogany brown with a black mask and ears.
Malinois are active, alert, intelligent dogs.
If you are considering a Malinois as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for urban living
They thrive in cold climates
They are easy to obedience train
They usually make good watch dogs
Malinois are also known as:
Chien de Berger Belge
Pastor Belga Malinois
Malinois are widely used in the police force and military services.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (also known as the Belgian Sheepdog or Chien de Berger Belge) can refer to four varieties of dog: