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BSK Breed Index: The Belgian Malinois


Life Span: 10 - 12 years

Height: 22 - 26in

Weight: 25 - 34 pounds

Litter Size: 6 - 10 puppies

Temperament: High Strung

Intelligence: High

Classification: Working

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History of The Belgian Malinois

This breed's name comes from the French word Mechlinian which means shepherd. They are also known as the Belgian Shepherd Dog. This sporting breed originates from Belgium and is a relative to the German Shepherd Dog but have a boarder, more square build.

Belgian Malinois Fun Facts

  • This breed is a working dog often used in field trials and schutzhund or as a police dog.
  • They have a high prey drive but tend to have a friendly, high strung demeanor.
  • Belgian Malinois have a relatively high number of health problems but through selective breeding typically have fewer health problems their German Shepherds.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgian_Malinois

http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/belgianmalinois.htm