Belgian Shepherd Malinois

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Breed Group: Herding
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Male: 65-75 Female: 55-65 lbs
Male: 24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. The mask and ears are black.
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2022

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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 $1,747.50. 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 $1,200.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $1,747.50
Average Price: $1,200.00
Top Quality: $2,900.00 to $7,500.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 431 Belgian Shepherd Malinois puppies across the United States on

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.

Most Popular Belgian Shepherd Malinois Names for 2022

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 431 Belgian Shepherd Malinois dogs.
  • 1. Jefferson
  • 2. Kennedy
  • 3. Truman
  • 4. Monroe
  • 5. Lyndon
  • 6. Bo
  • 7. Max
  • 8. Nike
  • 9. Blue
  • 10. Princess
  • 11. Tina
  • 12. Charlie
  • 13. Five
  • 14. Hayes
  • 15. Juliet
  • 16. Kraft Purple
  • 17. Oscar
  • 18. Ruger
  • 19. Blue Coller
  • 20. Blaze Pups

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Der Engle Krieger K-9 LLC
Member Since: April 2016
Location: Raleigh / Durham / CH, North Carolina
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At Der Engle Krieger K-9, LLC, we strive to breed with integrity, creating Belgian Malinois that have great temperments and high drive that will excel in any application. We are not a puppy mill, we are a responsible breeder. We only have 2-3 litters per year. Our dogs live in the best conditions possible. You are welcome call with any questions and come visit us with an appointment.

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Anonymous asked:
Can a year old Malinois when bought still be trained as well as a younger dog?

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Any dog at any age can benefit from training. It does not matter the age of the dog. All that matters if the consistency in the training and changing the routine from the previous behavior to the new behavior. However, if the dog is being trained for military, police, or other service work; then it is best that the dog start training as young as possible. Guard training, protection training, ect; can be trained at really any age, but the younger the better. No matter what you want your Malinois to be trained in, if you are willing to put in the time and effort, being a year old will not be an issue.

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.

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Updated: 5/25/2022