The Belgian Malinois originated in Belgium. The breed was originally bred as a herding dog. Nowadays, they often work as sheepdogs, service dogs, and family dogs. The Belgian Malinois is also known as a military and rescue dog.
Appearance & Grooming
The Belgian Malinois is a large dog with a balanced body shape resembling a German Shepherd. They have a short double coat in fawn. The Belgian Malinois sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Belgian Malinois is known for its active, confident, intelligent, and hard working nature. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Belgian Malinois has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. The Belgian Malinois should be carefully monitored for calorie consumption and weight.
Due to its nature and strong interest in moving objects, early socialization and obedience training are recommended.