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Belgian Malinois

Super dog of modern times!

Country of Origin: Belgium

Dog Group: Pastoral

Origin of Name: Originally developed in the Belgian city of Malines, Belgian Malinois are considered as one of the most intelligent dog breeds with high work ethics. In addition to guarding livestock, they are now the most preferred breeds in areas of law enforcement and military


A bit low

Monthly keeping cost




Tendency to Bark:

Very less

Breed Info

Life Span-13 to 14 years

Getting a puppy home-Economical


About Belgian Malinois :
Belgian Malinois is a medium sized shepherd dogs that have been long famous for guarding livestock and human families. In recent times, they have gained the nick name of Super Dogs as there is no task that a Belgian Malinois cannot perform. Originally developed in the Belgian city of Malines, Belgian Malinois are considered as one of the most intelligent dog breeds with high work ethics.

One of the unique features of a Belgian Malinois is their high intelligent and extreme work ethic. Their eagerness to work and learn makes them a perfect dog breed for a variety of herding and military jobs across the world.


Visits to Groomer-Low



Tolerance to heat-Basks in it

Tolerance to cold-Need warmth

Exercise Requirement-Lots

Hair & Coat

Under Coat-No

Colour-Fawn and White/Brindle and White/Fawn/Grey Brindle/Red

Coat Type-Short

Hair Length-Short

Hair Density-Sparse


Belgian Malinois are generally a healthy breed of dogs, however, like all large breeds they are prone to certain health conditions. A medical record of the puppy’s parents can also be assuring. Some of the common health issues that Belgian Malinois might be prone are:

Hip Dysplasia

Progressive Retinal

Elbow Dysplasia

Anesthesia Sensitivity


Training & Intelligence
Belgian Malinois are one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world and they thrive on exercises and activities that stimulate them mentally and physically. As military or law enforcement dogs, Belgian Malinois have a very strict training schedule that keeps them physically and mentally stimulated.

Belgian Malinois are known to be one of the best dogs under the working dog group mainly due to their high levels of intelligence and their eagerness to work. Belgian Malinois are extremely confident and have a strong protective and territorial instinct about them.

Litter Size-4 to 6 puppies (approximately)

Complication in Breeding-No

Belgian Malinois are a healthy and sturdy breed and become mature by the age of 18 months. If you are going to mate and breed your Malinois, make sure that you understand thoroughly the medical histories of his / her mating partner and also the medical history of the Malinois’s parents so make sure that they are not suffering from any serious genetic disorder that may be deterrent to the overall growth of the new puppies.

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