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Belgian Malinois:Dog Breed Profile

Belgian Malinois is one of the four types of Belgian shepherds. These four types are only different in hair quality and color, while other characteristics are basically the same. As an excellent breed of a military police dog, the breed was used by European military police in the early 20th century. Now, the breed in Europe by the military, police worship.

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Belgian Malinois Breed Characteristics

  • About Belgian Malinois Breed

    Name: Belgian Malinois

    Height: 22-24 inches

    Weight: 60-80lbs

    Lifespan: 10-16 years

    Coat Density: Normal

    Coat Texture: Straight

    Puppy Price: $45000-$65000

    Temperament: Hard-working, active, confident, and watchful

    Suitable for: Active family 

    Belgian Malinois a working dog, most commonly used as a military guard, sheepdog, or guard dog, while surpassing most working dogs in intelligence, flexibility, compliance, and trainability. Especially, its Belgian Malinois can easily climb a tree and cross a three-meter high wall. And he is absolutely loyal to his master. At present, the military and police circles in the United States, Germany, Australia, China, and other countries have realized this.

    The Belgian Malinois is energetic, and the fenced yard helps him run and play to release energy. Whether it's walking, playing or walking in the yard, it's essential for malinan to be physically active, emotionally active, and physically active every day. Belgian Malinois is full of energy and fun as well as a serious working dog. Belgian Malinois can be a happy and kind partner who will play and protect the children.

Belgian Malinois Breed Daily Care

Doctors believe that we should only bathe our dogs when they are dirty or when necessary. When we bathe a Belgian Malinois, make sure it's in good weather or indoors to keep it from catching a cold. We can bathe the dog with a cleaning product specially designed for the dog and not with the usual household cleaners or disinfectants. In addition to bathing the dog, we should regularly air and wash its bedding. We make a mess of the house by bathing the dog, so it's best to bathe him outside in warm weather.

Other essential basic care includes manicure as needed (usually every few weeks) and regular brushing to keep teeth healthy and breath fresh. Your Belgian Malinois ears should be kept clean and dry to avoid developing infection.

Belgian Malinois is a medium-sized dog, so this body type requires a high balance of nutrients, so if we feed leftover food to the Belgian Malinois daily, it will have devastating developmental consequences. Dog food is available in pet stores for convenience and peace of mind. Vaccines are more important than that. A dog's daily allowance is usually about 4 to 6 percent of its body weight. Adult dogs can be calculated by a weight ratio of 4%. For puppies, it's 6%. So, we will need to feed the Belgian Malinois based on its body weight.

 If your Belgian Malinois is bitten, red particles will appear at the base of the tail, behind the limbs, and inside. The dog will feel extremely itchy, which can lead to other infections if not treated properly.

This is because the saliva in the flea composition is easy to lead to dog skin allergy, although the phenomenon of summer fleas, ticks are indeed more rampant than winter, but to prevent "insect crisis", but need a long time to continue to accumulate to see the results oh! If your dog has this problem, be sure to receive anti-parasite medication, as well as regular deworming and medication.

Depending on the specific Belgian Malinois, some cats may not be safe around due to the high prey drive of the Belgian Malinois. It's important to keep Belgian Malinois busy, so as to make him tired and make him from destructive behavior, because he can do a lot of damage when he is bored. This breed of Belgian Malinois wants to be part of the family and should be allowed to stay indoors with him. If introduced to children at a very young age, this friendly Belgian Malinois will get along well with him. When it comes to good socializing, Belgian Malinois will gain confidence.

When your Belgian Malinois jumps on you and asks for a snack, your owner should immediately and sternly say no to avoid the dog thinking that this is the only way to get something to eat. When the dog sits down to feed it snacks, to let the dog understand that only when there will be snacks to eat. When the dog does something wrong, first find out the reason for the problem, do not call the dog to scold, otherwise, the dog will have the impression that "to call him is to scold him", and will affect the sense of trust to the owner.

As a shepherd dog, Belgian Malinois may instinctively chase a running child, which you should not allow when trying to train him.

When we take care of the Belgian Malinois, we should pay attention to whether it is near the stairs. When the puppy tries to approach the stairs, it is easy to slip and hurt himself. He must learn how to go up and downstairs, pay attention to his safety when he learns, and teach him patiently until he learns.

When your little Belgian Malinois and the cat grow up with other dogs, they get along well, but they are a little bossy with them.

Belgian Malinois Breed History

Originating in Belgium, the Belgian Malinois is one of four types of Belgian sheepdog, first used in Belgium, the breed's birthplace, as one of the most prominent breeds of military police dogs. In September 1891, the Belgian Shepherd Dog Association was founded. In November Dr. AdopheReu, a veterinary professor gathered a group of people from Belgium in Cureghem. The purpose of the meeting was to determine whether a national sheepdog breed existed. The meeting selected 40 dogs with varying hair length, hair shape, and color, but similar in structure. Belgian Malinois, living in the Belgian region of Mali, was officially named in 1911 for its short coat, strong muscles, explosive force, and excellent functioning. The Belgian sheepdog was officially registered with the American Kennel Association (AKC) in 1912, but it was not until 1959 that the AKC divided the Belgian sheepdog into four different breeds. It was not until 1965 that the AKC set detailed AKC standards for the separate breed of Marina, which was included in the working dog group and changed to the Sheepdog group in 1983. As a breed of working dog, Marina has its own characteristics: agility, agility, fast speed, strong explosive power, good jumping, and so on. Now, a lot of countries introduce this breed to use as a military police dog, deeply the love of each country military police. This species was first introduced in China in 2000 and has been accepted in a very short time.

It wasn't known until the end of the 19th century, although this breed of Belgian Malinois may have been helping shepherds care for their flocks for hundreds of years. In the 1890s, a professor named Adolf Ruhr found that there were similarities between various emerging Belgian varieties of Malinois. He called this group of similar Belgian Malinois Belgian shepherds. A special variety of sheepdog is believed to have originated in the Malin; this variety is called the Belgian Malin. According to the records, one of the first registered Belgian Malinois was born in 1891, named Charlotte. The American Kennel Club accepted the breed in 1911, but called the Belgian Malinois a Belgian shepherd. In 1959, the breed of Belgian shepherd dog was officially separated, and the Belgian malinoa shepherd dog was classified into a miscellaneous category until it was fully recognized in 1965. Belgian Malinois became a popular herder, and the skills of Belgian Malinois were then used for police and military work. This breed has not been popularized outside Belgium, nor is it as popular as other Belgian breeds.

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