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Belgian Malinois
Whether he's herding, doing police work, competing in dog sports, or being a family friend and protector, the Malinois does everything to the max.
Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 80 pounds (males average 70 pounds, females average 50 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 14 years
Breed Group: Herding Dogs
Belgian Malinois were originally bred to be herding dogs. Today, they also work as police dogs, protection dogs, and family companions. In the hands of an experienced dog person, they are intense, intelligent and athletic companions.
Belgian Malinois profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
Cold tolerance
Ease at being home alone
Friendly toward strangers
Predatory tendencies
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Easy to groom
Energy level