Belgian Malinois

  • Size

  • Height

    Males – 21 to 22 inches at the withers, Females – 20 to 21 inches at the withers
  • Weight

    Males – 60 to 75 pounds, Females – 40 to 55 pounds
  • Coat

  • Color

    Fawn to rich mahogany with black tips on the hairs
  • Energy

  • Activities

    Tracking, Herding, Conformation, Police and Military Work, Search and Rescue, Carting, Agility, Obedience, Schutzhund
  • Indoor/Outdoor


Alert and confident, the Belgian Malinois is a popular police and military dog. One of four types of Belgian sheepherding dogs, the Malinois was developed in the 1800s by dedicated trainers who prized the breed’s excellent working character. Distinguished by his short fawn coat and black mask, the Belgian Malinois is affectionate with his owners but also naturally protective without being overly aggressive.

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