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 2022

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Belgian Malinois puppies.

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 $1,125.00. 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 $4,000 upwards to $10,000 or even more for a Belgian Malinois with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Belgian Malinois sold is $1,300.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,125.00
Average Price: $1,300.00
Top Quality: $4,000.00 to $10,000.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 2718 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.

Most Popular Belgian Malinois Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 2718 Belgian Malinois dogs.
  • 1. Blue
  • 2. Green
  • 3. Red
  • 4. Axel
  • 5. Beretta
  • 6. Kringle
  • 7. Pink
  • 8. Rex
  • 9. Ace
  • 10. Athena
  • 11. Bear
  • 12. Black
  • 13. Jade
  • 14. Lenox
  • 15. Max
  • 16. Nero
  • 17. Orange
  • 18. Bella
  • 19. Mali F
  • 20. Mali M

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Anonymous asked:
Would a Belgian Malinois make a good Service Animal? I know of them being great police and military working dogs. But wonder if this breed would be suited for medical and mobility Service Animal work. I am a combat veteran, who attends college and works part-time. I live alone in a disabled adapted home with a fenced backyard. I am very social and active. As a Service Animal, the dog would be with me at all times. I'm not concerned about the dog getting regular activity and mental stimulation. I'm on the go from 6am to 9pm on weekdays and enjoy outdoor activities year-round during the weekends.



The Belgian Malinois would make a wonderful Service Dog for someone like yourself, in my opinion. As a professional dog trainer that works with training Service Dogs for people; I do believe this breed could help you with ease. This breed is active, attentive, trainable, hard working and dedicated. If you got a pup early on and got that bond as strong as you can, and started at 8 weeks with training, you could easily have your dog working with you by a year old. Of course, you will need to find the right breeder, as the line of Malinois that you want is important. Getting a pup that compliments your personality and activity level is number one.


No. First, the Belgian Malinois is not generally large enough to do Mobility work of it includes any kind of bracing, although momentum pull would be alright. Malinois are also not Labradors and don't generally enjoy the company of strangers. They can be very protective of their person and quite sharp with a hair trigger for aggression. You would have up try really hard to find one with appropriate temperament.


Yes, they can be a service dog just get one with the right temperament because they are protective of their owners and make sure to train them right so that they don’t get put down.


Absolutely. I have trained 3 Belgian Malinois for Mobility Assist work and they all loved it and did extremely well. At some point they will use their power of reason and they will improvise to help their Alpha. They are superb Service Dogs.

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Would a Senior Malinos be calmer and not need a lot of exersize ? I have a large fenced backyard. I’ve owned German Shepherds for many years in past. My concern about having a Malinois that I am now 64 yrs old (retired) I use a cane often. Inotherwords I can’t see myself hiking or going on a jog. Am so interested in eventually owning a Malinois. Just wondering if maybe a senior and/or Special needs Malinois would would maybe work out for me? Of course I do not plan to breed or show. Any thoughts on this? Thanks



There are many rescues and / or retired breeding dogs that are always looking for a good home. I believe with your experience with German Shepherds, a retired or physical special needs Malinois would be just fine for you. Of course, just because they are senior or special needs does not mean that they don't need any exercise. This breed still needs lots of activity and stimulation. Other than playing fetch in the yard, you could invest in a back pack for your dog while out on a walk (if the dog is still physically active and can handle one), and / or a flirt pole while in the yard. I have known some senior Malinois' that are still highly active at 10 years of age and are still carting a back pack on walks to help tire them out quicker.


Get another German Shepherd. Malinois generally don't become calmer or less in need of exercise unless they have special needs. My 7 year old is regularly mistaken for a young dog (I get "7 MONTHS?" a in response when I tell people she's 7) and my 13 year old kept going until she had to be PTS due to cancer.


As a Working Dog trainer for 60 years, I agree with the other two comments. The GSD would be a better choice. The Malinois are always in the mood for fun and horsing around.

Anonymous asked:
What's the best Belgian Malinois gender to get - male or female?



There is no difference in the gender for the Belgian Malinois breed. Both the male and female of this breed are fiercely loyal, hard working, protective and athletic. The main thing you as an owner needs to do is to connect with the individual personality of your puppy and pick one; regardless of its gender.


Once you spay or neuter they are same. The size is greater in a male typically but the temperament is relatively the same.

Anonymous asked:
I am about to adopt a 2yr old Belgian Malinois. What is the best way to train her to be protective of my house?



The Belgian Malinois is a naturally protective and alert breed of dog. The best thing to do is to work with your dog to create a strong bond between you and her. Get your basics down as per training, with a strong 'leave it' command and 'protect' command. My protect command instructs my dogs to stand in front of me and to stand at attention. This shows dominance in their body language, but also doesn't ask for any aggression. The look of a strong, protective dog is the best thing to have before you need an aggressive response from the dog. Encourage protective behavior when the dog shows it, and you agree with it. Discourage protective behavior when you want your dog to allow people onto your property or in your home. This way your dog learns who is allowed and who is not, but also will look to your command to decide when protection is needed.


I would highly suggest working with a K9 protection trainer. Most of these trainers specialize in breeds such as the German Shepherd and the Belgian Malinois.


As part of the DNA of the Malinois, just respond in a positive way to each opportunity. They pick up your intentions very quickly.

Anonymous asked:
How much is the usual price of Belgian Malinois puppies? With papers of course. Thanks



The average price for a Belgian Malinois puppy that is registered with papers to prove it will be between $1,500.00 - $2,000.00 per puppy. However, every breeder is different and will charge a price they deem is fair for their stock. Talk to several breeders and ask why they price their puppies at whatever price they have them at. A good breeder will be able to give you a list of all the expenses he/she has that entail the production and raising of a healthy, balanced litter of puppies.


If you want a good puppy, you'll want to go through a reputable breeder. Most will be around $1,500 and $2,500.


Yes, people do not realize how much it costs to feed puppies for at least 90 days. Them being Malinois, they eat like they have never ate in their life time at every meal. They eat 6 times the amount as a puppy. We have 6 of them right now. Ask me anything I will tell you the truth. These dogs are amazing for the right owners.

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Updated: 7/2/2022