Nervous, sensitive and impulsive, this breed is extremely lively in his response to stimuli. Watchful, attentive, with a strong personality, he is remarkably devoted to his owner and is occasionally aggressive towards strangers. He is very energetic, active and dynamic, and needs a lot of exercise. The Malinois, which was chosen for guard dog and sporting activities at the end of the 19th century, is more assertive and has a stronger personality than the other calmer verities because of its sheepdog origin. These very sensitive dogs cannot tolerate harsh treatment. Training must be firm, but gentle, and undertaken with the greatest patience.
Care and Functions
This breed needs peaceful surroundings and regular exercise to blossom. Longhaired varieties require weekly brushing. The Malinois can make:
Guard dog, police dog, good trackers, search and rescue, customs.
Pet (very attached to his owner and environment).
|Name :||Belgian Malinois|
|Size :||Medium to Large|
|Life span :||12-14 years|
|Height Male :||61–66 cm (24–26 in)|
|Height Female :||56–61 cm (22–24 in)|
|Weight Male :||25–30 kg (55–66 lb)|
|Weight Female :||20–25 kg (44–55 lb)|
|Colors :||Brown and black|
|Litter Size :||6-10 puppies|