The Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog. The name “Malinois” is derived from Malines. Belgian Malinois are strong and well-muscled, there’s an honest, no-frills look about them, as befit dogs built to work hard for their feed. They are beautiful dogs and very, very smart, famous for protecting livestock, the Belgian Malinois is now known for protecting man.
- Dog Breed Group: Herding group
- Height: 20 to 24 cm
- Weight: 40 to 80 pounds
- Life Span: 12 to 14 years
- Other Names: Malinois, Chien De Berger Belge, Mechelaar, Mechelse Herder