Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is a clever dog. It has powerful territorial, and protective instincts.


Belgian shepherd dogs were created in Belgium in the late 19th century and recorded as the Chien-de Berger Beige in France and Belgium. The Malinois had been called so after the city of Malines, where working competitors and trainers had created it.

Physical Appearance

Malinois are fawn-colored and shorthaired dogs with a dark-colored mask. They’re among four types of Belgian-herding dogs and have been exhibited in the USA as a separate dog breed since 1959.


24 to 26 inches (male)

22 to 24 inches (female)


60 to 80 lbs. (male)

40 to 60 lbs. (female)


14 to 16 years


  • Intelligent
  • Obedient
  • Powerful
  • Protective

Susceptible Diseases

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Anesthesia Sensitivity
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Care and Grooming

This genius and sporting dog may be bathed as often as weekly as much as no more than every six weeks. Regular blowouts, baths, and brushing help maintain healthy coat and skin.