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Country of Origin, History of Malinoiss
The Malinois or Belgian Shepherds are descendants from herding breeds - like that of the Dutch Shepherd and German Shepherd. For several years, the Malinois was used herding.
Due to several reasons, the Belgian Sheepdog was at danger of extinction both after World War I and II. It was only due to the effort of some dedicated professors from a veterinary school that the Belgian Sheepdgo survived.
Finally, in 1956 the current breed standard was adopted and it specified the four varieties known today; the Groenendael, Laekenois, Malinois and Tervuren.
The Malinois variety became very popular in Belgium . It gets its name from the Malines region, where it was the predominantly used by the local shepherds.
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A General Appearance of the Dog
The Belgian Shepherd is a medium-sized breed with an athletic body. It has a long, slender head with triangular, erect ears and a long, narrow but balanced muzzle. The body is muscular but not overly heavy. The tail is strong and of medium length and curves upwards slightly at the level of their knee.
The Malinois has short-hair. It has fawn colour with a black overlay and a charcoal-coloured face.
Weight: 55-65 lbs.
The Spanish Water Dog is an extremely intelligent, fearless, ever-active, strong, attentive, happy and well balanced versatile working dog with strong herding, hunting and guardian instincts. It is a devoted companion. It is reserved, not shy, with strangers. They can be protective and territorial.
Are they suited to families with kids?
Most of them are good with children and other animals if properly socialized.
Health concerns are skin allergies,
eye problems, excessive shyness, excessive aggressiveness
and occasionally seen hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia.
Life Expectancy: 12-14 years.
Breeder Club: www.american-belgian-malinois-club.org/
Rescue Link: http://www.malinoisrescue.org/
Group: Herding Group.
AKC Ranking: 43
Also Known As: Belgian Malinois.
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