AKC PuppyFinder: Belgian Malinois Puppies

Breed Traits
  • Personality: Smart, confident, hardworking, and steadfastly loyal
  • Energy Level: Very Active; A high-energy worker who demands plenty of exercise
  • Good with Children: Better with Supervision
  • Good with other Dogs: With Supervision
  • Shedding: Seasonal
  • Grooming: Occasional
  • Trainability: Eager To Please
  • Height: 24-26 inches (male), 22-24 inches (female)
  • Weight: 60-80 pounds (male), 40-60 pounds (female)
  • Life Expectancy: 14-16 years
  • Barking Level: Barks When Necessary
Breed Description
The Belgian Malinois is above all, a working dog, excelling as a herder and protector. The breed is intelligent and easily trained, which make it ideally suited to being a military and police dog. They're affectionate with their family, but may be reserved with strangers. Your Belgian Malinois will thrive with training and a job to do, such as obedience and agility trials, dog shows or herding and tracking events.
History & Job

Origin: Belgium

Year Recognized: 1959

Breed History & Job Description: The Belgian Malinois (MAL-in-wah), first bred around the city of Malines, is one of four closely related breeds of Belgian herding dogs. They have long been acknowledged as a peerless livestock herder in their native land. Mals first came to America in 1911 and flourished here until World War II, when importing European breeding stock became impossible. Beginning in the early ’60s, the breed’s admirers have steadily replenished its American population. Mals are today highly sought after as top-notch police and military K-9s.

Health

Recommended Health Test from the National Breed Club:

  • Hip Evaluation
  • Elbow Evaluation
  • Ophthalmologist Evaluation
Breed Club
  • Breed Club: American Belgian Malinois Club
  • Breed Club Link: www.malinoisclub.com
  • Breed Standard: View
  • Group: Herding
  • 2015 Popularity: 51
Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue: American Belgian Malinois Rescue
  • Breed Club Rescue Email: HedyL@aol.com
  • Breed Club Rescue Phone: (860) 693-8635
  • Breed Club Rescue Link: http://www.malinoisrescue.org/
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