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Malinois Puppy
Photographer: Roberta F

UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Belgium
Date of Origin Middle Ages/1800s
Height 56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 inches)
Weight 27.5 - 28.5 Kgs (61 - 63 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics

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

Interesting Facts

Malinois are also known as:
Belgian Malinois
Chien de Berger Belge
Mechelse Herder
Mechelse Scheper
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:

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