Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is intelligent, eager to please, and a great working breed. They do well in obedience training if consistent, firm, and experienced.
Belgian Malinois Information

Average sizes and life expectancy of the breed


22-26 Inches


60-65 Lbs.


12-14 Years

Belgian Malinois Information

The Belgian Malinois is a herding breed of dog, sometimes called the Belgian Sheepdog. It is a muscular, medium-sized dog that is square in proportion. The breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club and classified as a member of the Herding Group.

Belgians are intelligent, quick learners and make excellent working dogs. Belgian Malinois are sometimes used as police or military dogs, as well as in security work, tracking, herding, and agility.

The breed is also a popular choice for families looking for a loyal and protective companion.

Belgian Malinois Exercise Needs

The Belgian Malinois is an active breed that needs plenty of exercise. A healthy Mal will have a lot of energy and stamina and will need an outlet for all that pent-up energy. 

A good daily walk or jog is a great way to keep your dog happy and healthy.

The Belgian Malinois is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a dog to join you on hikes and runs. This breed loves to be active and happily joins you on any adventure. Just be sure to keep an eye on your dog in hot weather, as they can overheat quickly.

Belgian Malinois Training

The Belgian Malinois is an intelligent breed that is quick to learn, making them excellent working dogs often used in law enforcement and military work.

Belgian Malinois Health Issues

The Belgian Malinois is a generally healthy breed. However, like all breeds, they are prone to certain health conditions. Some of the Belgian Malinois’ more common health problems include hip and elbow dysplasia, skin allergies, and eye problems.

Belgian Malinois Grooming

The Belgian Malinois has a short, coarse coat that is easy to care for. This breed does shed, so you’ll need to brush them regularly to help control the shedding. 

Other than that, a weekly bath and the occasional trimming are all that is needed to keep your dog looking its best.

Breed Identification


Rich Fawn To Mahogany, With Black-tipped Hairs; Black Mask And Ears



Breed Care


More than once a week


More than an hour per day


Cataracts, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Dysplasia

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