The Belgian Malinois is an athletic squarely-built dog with a fawn to mahogany-colored coat with a dark mask. The coat is short.
The Malinois is one of four Belgian herding dogs that are all considered varieties of a single breed in their homeland and was named after the Belgian city of Malines. While the Belgian Malinois is still rare in the USA, it is popular in Belgium. The Malinois is bred primarily as a working dog for personal protection, detection, police work, search and rescue, and sport work.
The Belgian Malinois, like most herding dogs, is highly intelligent and active. He requires lots of mental and physical stimulation to be at his best, both behaviorally and physically.
Breed Club Links: American Belgian Malinois Club
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Photo courtesy of D. Williams (Intrepid Malinois.)
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