Belgian Malinois Puppies & Breed Information

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois Puppy Characteristics


  • Size:
  • Grooming Needs:
  • Exercise Needs:
  • Good With Dogs:
  • Watchdog Ability:

Belgian Malinois Breed Information


Breed Group: Herding

Weight: 60-65 lbs

Height: Male: 24-26; Female 22-24 inches

Color(s): rich fawn to mahogany, with black-tipped hairs; black mask and ears

Overview

Protective, strong, and territorial, the Belgian Malinois is great for working or obedience training. Used at times as a watchdog, this breed is very alert, loyal, yet very loving. This breed needs to be entertained or will become destructive. Displays herding behavior.

Character

A working breed that needs a job to do. Very energetic, watchful, and protective of their companions as well as their territory. Given the right job, training, and exercise, this dog will be sure to thrive. Requires extensive socialization from puppyhood.

Temperament

Very intelligent, this breed can do well around children and other pets given the proper socialization and activities. Recommended around larger and less passive pets, and older and more respectable children. The Belgian Malinois is very obedient, eager to please and a great working dog.

Care

This shorthaired breed is relatively easy to groom. Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush will remove any excess hair, and keep the coat beautiful. Only bathe when necessary as regular bathing can dry out the skin and coat. A rather light shedder, the Belgian Malinois does shed heavily given the season.

Coat

The Belgian Malinois is a shorthaired breed that doesn't require much maintenance. Has somewhat of a coarse and harsh coat, which is strong enough to be weather resistant. Neck hair is slightly longer, and has a dense undercoat.

Training

This breed is fairly easy to train. The Belgian Malinois is eager to please, great working breed, and very intelligent. Does well in obedience training if consistent, firm, and experienced. The Belgian Malinois is a difficult breed to handle if proper precautions are not taken.

Activity

The Belgian Malinois will do well in an apartment environment, if given sufficient exercise. However, it is recommended that this breed have a medium to large yard. A very active breed, regular exercise is necessary.

Ownership

If you are looking for Belgian Malinois puppies for sale from reputable Belgian Malinois breeders or to adopt Belgian Malinois from a Belgian Malinois rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Belgian Malinois puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Belgian Malinois puppies that make great pets.


Rate this Breed Information - Provided by

Saving...

4.1 out of 5 based on 123 ratings for the Belgian Malinois puppy breed profile.

Updated: 10/24/2014
Answer a Question

Breed Questions & Answers

Are you knowledgeable about a certain breed? Share what you know!


We provide the only safe marketplace for Belgian Malinois dog breeders to list and rehome their purebred Belgian Malinois puppies. Belgian Malinois dog breeders listing puppies on Next Day Pets are required to verify their identity for your protection. Most dog breeders with Belgian Malinois for sale offer health guarantees and may be shipped worldwide. With over 100,000 active dog breeders, we can assure you you'll find the perfect puppy for your family.