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About Belgian Malinios

Belgian Malinois are squarely built, proud and alert herders standing 22 to 26 inches. Strong and well-muscled, but more elegant than bulky, there's and honest, no-frills look about them, as befit dogs built to work hard for their food. A breed hallmark is the proud carriage of the head.

Coat colours range from a rich fawn to mahogany. The black ears and mask accentuate bright, questioning eyes, the colour of dark Belgian chocolate.

If you have ever seen a Malinois perform an obedience routine, you know first-hand what a smart eager breed this is. Problems set in , though, when this people-orientated dog is underemployed and neglected. Exercise and plenty of of it, preferably side by side with their adored owner, is key to the Malinois happiness.

The Belgian Malinois were originally bred to be herding dogs. Today, they also work as police and military dogs, protection dogs and loving family members.

In the hands of an experienced dog person, they are intense, intelligent, and athletic companions. However their high energy and exercise needs, they may not fair as well in apartments or small living spaces.

This breed is not likely to suit a first-time dog owner.

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