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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.
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General Characteristics
Apartment appropriate
  
  
  
  
  
Cold tolerance
  
  
  
  
  
Ease at being home alone
  
  
  
  
  
Friendly toward strangers
  
  
  
  
  
Playfulness
  
  
  
  
  
Predatory tendencies
  
  
  
  
  
Vigor
  
  
  
  
  
Wanderlust
  
  
  
  
  
Mouthiness
  
  
  
  
  
Potential for weight gain
  
  
  
  
  
Watchdog ability
  
  
  
  
  
Affectionate with family
  
  
  
  
  
Easy to groom
  
  
  
  
  
Energy level
  
  
  
  
  
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