Dog Breeds - Belgian Shepherd Malinois

Breed :             Herding
Weight:             Male: 65-75 Female: 55-65 lbs
Height: Male:     24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s):           Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. The mask and ears are black.

The Belgian Shepherd Malinois is one of the four breeds of Belgian Shepherd dogs which may be listed as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd Dog rather than an individual breed. The other three breeds are the Tervuren, the Laekenois, and the Groenendael. They are very few in the United States, but are popularly used as police dogs.

Belgian Shepherd Malinois Health and Diseases
The average life expectancy of this breed is 10-12 years of age and there are numerous health problems and dog diseases associated with them. These include:
  • Catarcts
  • Epilepsy
  • Thyroid problems
  • Progressive retinal atrophy
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Pannus