Belgian Malinois

  • Belgian Malinois
  • Hypoallergenic: no
  • Height: Male: 24–26 inches (61–66 cm), Female: 22–24 inches (56–61 cm)
  • Weight: Male: 64–75 lbs (29–34 kg), Female: 55–66 lbs (25–30 kg)
  • Coat: Short coat, normally with black mask
  • Life Span: ‎12 to 14 years
  • Temperament: Stubborn, Alert, Friendly, Hard-working, Active, Confident, Watchful, Protective
  • Overview:

    The Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog, sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd dog rather than as a separate breed. The name “Malinois” is derived from Malines, the French name for the breed’s Flemish city of origin, Mechelen.

    Although they are good-size dogs, they are very people-oriented and want to be included in family activities. Malinois are constant shedders. They shed heavily twice a year.