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Belgian Malinois (Shepherd Dog)

Group Pastoral Dogs
AKC Group AKC Herding Dogs
Temperament intelligent, protective
Size large dog breeds
Feeding Large Feeding Dog breeds
Coat care Very Little Grooming
Activeness Active Dog Breeds
How friendly is this dog? Moderately Unsociable Dog Breeds
Watch dog Good Watch Dog
Training Easy to train dogs breeds

Belgian Malinois (Shepherd Dog) Facts

First used for Herding sheep
Country of origins Belgium
Year of origin 1800s
Colors Rich fawn to mahogany, with black tips on the hairs
Height (min) 24 inches (61 cm)
Height (max) 26 inches (66 cm)
Weight (min) 55 lbs (24 kg)
Weight (max) 65 lbs (29 kg)
Life expectancy (min) 12 years
Life expectancy (max) 14 years