Belgian Malinois

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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
60-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female 22-24 inches
rich fawn to mahogany, with black-tipped hairs; black mask and ears
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2018

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How much do Belgian Malinois puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Belgian 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 Malinois puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Belgian Malinois sold is $1,200.00. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Belgian 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 $3,500 upwards to $9,000 or even more for a Belgian Malinois with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Malinois sold is $1,100.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,200.00
Average Price: $1,100.00
Top Quality: $3,500.00 to $9,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 1804 Belgian Malinois puppies across the United States on

Annual cost of owning a Belgian 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 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 Malinois Names for 2018

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 1804 Belgian Malinois dogs.
  • 1. Green
  • 2. Red
  • 3. Blue
  • 4. Black
  • 5. Jade
  • 6. Pink
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Orange
  • 9. Tracy
  • 10. Troy
  • 11. Bella
  • 12. Tasha
  • 13. Yellow
  • 14. Bandit
  • 15. Baxter
  • 16. Billy
  • 17. Blake
  • 18. Boss
  • 19. Mia
  • 20. River

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Location: Winston-salem, North Carolina
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"Af Viljestark" working malinois breeding program offers the finest working bloodlines and carefully paired breedings for your consideration. Full health guarantee with each puppy, and we carefully select the puppy to fit your needs. Police K-9 and Sport/Competition/personal Protection homes preferred.

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Anonymous asked:
I have 2 small dogs. I would like to have a bigger breed for protection. Would the Belgian Malinois breed be a good choice?

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The Belgian Malinois is an amazing breed of dog that is pushing the German Shepherd aside for working with humans in both guard, protection, police, military and other aspects of working dogs such as bomb and drug detection. The Belgian Malinois is an intense breed of dog that needs a job, discipline, training and a firm but gentle handler. But with the right owner and trained correctly, they can be registered as personal protection dogs.

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I rescued a beautiful, short haired male, between about 2-3 year old, either part or full bread Belgium Malinois Shepard dog off the freeway a few days ago and can't find the owner, which I don't think they want him. He is not trained at all and dosent reconize any words (sit, stay, no), jumps on everyone, and pee's anywhere and everywhere like a wild dog would do and has no clue about going on the dirt, grass, bushes, house, just goes everywhere which I can't have. I want to try to train him so we can keep him and don't have the funding to hire a trainer so I'm researching how to myself. Any recommendations, tips or pointers on training him hopefully in like 5 days and see a difference in these behaviors?? Thank you! šŸ˜‰

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The best thing to do first off is take him to the vet. Have the vet check for a micro-chip. If there is none, then contact your local vets and humane shelter to register that you found a dog. If someone can prove that that dog belongs to them; they can say you stole it after not trying to find the owner well enough. Now, as per training; it is best to use positive reinforcement training methods which you can read/learn about on Youtube or online. But the first and foremost thing to do is to have a trainer come in and help you one-on-one. But if you can not afford that just yet, start with "House Training using Positive Reinforcement for dogs" on Google and that'll get you started in the right direction.

Anonymous asked:
How much money are Belgian Malamutes?



The average price of a Belgian Malinois puppy is between $1,500.00 - $2,500.00 per puppy, depending on the breeder, where the breeder lives, the pedigree of the puppy and if the puppy is on a spay and neuter contract or allowed to be left intact.


Not sure there are Belgian malamutes. I believe you mean Belgian Malinois. Depends on quality of parents.

Anonymous asked:
What are the recommended steps on how to train a Belgian Malinois as a guard dog?

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Anonymous asked:
I have a 5-month-old Malinois who thinks I'm a chew toy. How do I stop this behavior?



It is time to contact your local Positive Reinforcement dog trainer and set your pup and yourself up for some classes. But to start, every time your dog mouths you, say "Eeep!" really loudly and turn away from your dog and count to 15, keeping your back to your dog at all times. Cross your arms and do not look at your dog. Once you count to 15, go back to normal and give your dog something else to chew on such as an appropriate dog toy.


Best thing to do is give them toys to chew on and raw beef bones. They usually stop this behavior when they get their permanent adult teeth

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Updated: 2/19/2018