Belgian Shepherd Malinois

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Breed Group: Herding
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Overview
Originating in Belgium, this breed was developed for the herding and guarding of sheep. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is one of four breeds of Belgian Shepherds and was the first of the four to establish the "type". Although very popular in their native country as police dogs, they are quite rare in the United States.
Character
A medium to large sized breed, the Belgian Shepherd Malinois is squarely-built, muscular, and elegant in appearance. They are agile, alert, powerful, and impressive.
Temperament
The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is not recommended for inexperienced or first time dog owners. They are loyal, protective, and attentive. This breed typically bonds closely to one family member. They are wary and suspicious of strangers and will guard and protect their family, property, and territory. They do well with children they have been raised with but may not tolerate unfamiliar children. It is important that the Belgian Shepherd Malinois are never engaged in chasing games, tug-of-war, or rough-house play. This breed does well with dogs they have been raised with but are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. This is a no-nonsense breed that must be taken seriously by their owner.
Care
Regular brushing with a firm bristle brush is recommended. Bathing should only be done when absolutely necessary so that no damage occurs to the coat. Belgian Shepherd Malinois's are prone to such health issues as cancer, thyroid problems, hip and elbow dysplasia, PRA, epilepsy, and anesthesia sensitivity.
Coat
The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is a double coat breed. The outer coat is weather-resistant, straight, short, and hard. The under coat is dense. The hair around the neck, on the tail, and backs of the thighs is somewhat longer.
Training
The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is highly intelligent and obedient. They are very demanding and dominant. Early, intense, and ongoing socialization and obedience is an absolute must. This breed will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, consistency, and reward.
Activity
The Belgian Shepherd Malinois breed requires an inordinate amount of physical exercise and mental stimulation. They are not recommended for city or apartment living. The Belgian Shepherd Malinois does best in a rural setting with a job to do and ample room to safely roam and run. They excel in Schutzhund, bomb and narcotics detection, tracking, and herding.
Weight
Male: 65-75 Female: 55-65 lbs
Height
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s)
Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. The mask and ears are black.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

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How much do Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Belgian Shepherd Malinois varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Belgian Shepherd Malinois sold is $1,247.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Belgian Shepherd Malinois with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $2,900 upwards to $7,500 or even more for a Belgian Shepherd Malinois with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Shepherd Malinois sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,247.50
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $2,900.00 to $7,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 299 Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Belgian Shepherd Malinois true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Belgian Shepherd Malinois Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 299 Belgian Shepherd Malinois dogs.
  • 1. Jefferson
  • 2. Kennedy
  • 3. Truman
  • 4. Monroe
  • 5. Lyndon
  • 6. Nike
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Tina
  • 9. Blue
  • 10. Charlie
  • 11. Hayes
  • 12. Kraft Purple
  • 13. Oscar
  • 14. Darwin
  • 15. Dandy
  • 16. Dallas
  • 17. Cuddles
  • 18. Clarke
  • 19. Bobbi
  • 20. Bo

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Member Since: January 2017
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We have loved and owned the breed for many years. All of our puppies are raised in our home. We do neurological stimulation with our puppies from the 2nd day of birth. We do not breed very often, but when we do, our puppies excel in both show and work. My females are Windrush(the top breeder in the USA)bred Malinois with several agility titles.

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wcbr1100 asked:
What does medium or large at maturity mean? Are Malinois' categorized by bone structure or weight or height?

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The Malinois is categorized by height and weight.

EcarlateScarlate asked:
Can Belgian Shepherd Malinois get the "zoomies"? How can a dog be very serious, but extremely playful at the same time?

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All dogs can get what is called 'The Zoomies'. Malinois are great dogs as they know the difference between family fun time and when they are doing their job.

Anonymous asked:
I have a black and brown Belgian Malinois Shepherd. I was wondering which other breed would make a good friend and potentially breeding partner.

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The same breed would be a great friend for your dog! If you want another breed of dog, the best thing to do is to write down your dogs characteristic's and the types of dogs your dog plays with happily at the dog park and go from there.

Anonymous asked:
I am looking at a 3 yr old female Belgian Shepherd Malinois to adopt. I have a 3-year-old cat who only 1 year ago lost her buddy, our 14-year-old dog that was a retriever mix. How well will a Malinois do with a cat normally?

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The Belgian Shepherd Malinois will most likely do well as long as you find one that has the same character. Which would be lazy and likes to relax vs playfull and jumpy. To determine this you should to play with the dog first. Also you might want to buy a 4 to 5 year old dog if your cat is lazy. I know this beacause I have one and they do not really mello with age.

Anonymous asked:
My pup is a Belgian Shepherd Rottweiler mix. What characteristics can I look forward to in the Belgian side versus the Rottweiler side? How dominant are the Shepherd traits?

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Anonymous

Well knowing that Rottweilers can get very aggressive while as Belgian Malinois are much more gentle and sweet. Belgians tend to be loyal, hard working, smart, cute and very protective of the family member they bond with most. I thought mine was just a Belgian Shepard that had short fur, but then I saw the Malinois that looked much more like him.

Anonymous

I have a 3.5 years old Belgian Shepherd (Tervueren)/Rottweiler mix. She has the most beautiful mind, and she is also extremely good looking. The best dog ever.

Anonymous

I have one, she is extremely dominant especially for a female, but she is very protective and loyal. Extremely playful too, she gets upset if you don't pet her. She is aggressive towards strangers and is very mischievous.

Anonymous

Ours is a belgian shepherd rott mix. Super sweet and intelligent, but over protective, moody, almost all family members were bitten when touched on a bad mood. Very teritorial, every that she lays her eyes on, she thinks that's hers. but the dog is very loving even to cats.

Anonymous

I am a firm believer in: you can have any dog, it is the way you treat your dog, time you spend with it, socialize and train it, that makes the difference.

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Updated: 10/18/2017