Belgian Malinois dog, a large dog breed.

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For conformation details on this large dog breed, see Belgian Malinois dog breed standard.
See Belgian Malinois breeders for who has a cute Belgian Malinois puppy for sale.
See Malinois dog club, Belgian Malinois rescue for more information.

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The Malinois, like the other three varieties, gets
its name from the Belgian city where the variety was
favored, namely Malines.  He is distinctive from the other
varieties by his short-haired fawn coat with his black mask.
Early breeding emphasized working characteristics and the
Belgian Malinois Shepherd consequently has become the
favored sheep herding dog in its native land.

The Malinois is a Large dog breed, square, elegant in
appearance, strong, agile, well muscled, alert and full of life.
His intelligence, high degree of trainability, love of children
and entire family, and his size, make the Belgian Malinois a
very desirable companion.  He sheds rather a lot, but with
his short coat, grooming is easier.  Owners are enjoying
participating in lots of activities with these dogs like
conformation, obedience, shutzhund, herding,
sledding and tracking.

Dog:  24 - 26 in. (61 - 66 cm) at withers, and square.  
Bitch:  22 - 24 in. (56 - 61 cm), and somewhat longer.
Watchdog:  Excellent.                                                        
Protection:  Excellent.                                                      
Life Expectancy:  10 - 12 years.                                      

It should be noted that in Canada, the breed name "Belgian Sheepdog" includes four varieties that are similar
in size and body outline, differing only in length and type of coat.  There are two long-haired varieties: the
solid black, Groenendael and the fawn-or-grey-with-black-overlay, Tervuren.  The short-coated variety in
fawn with black overlay is the Malinois, and the rough-haired variety in fawn, red brown or grey is called the
Laeken or Laekenois.  In the U.S. they are separate breeds, but the Laeken is not yet recognized by the AKC.

Want more info on this large dog breed, the Malinois dog and breeders who have a Belgian Malinois puppy for sale, see Belgian Malinois breeders.  If no nearby dog breeders, see the Cdn. Malinois dog club, Belgian Malinois rescue or US Malinois dog club, Malinois rescue for advice on nearby Belgian Malinois breeders.
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