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Belgian Malinois   Herding, Guardian, active

 

It is not uncommon for an American to mistake the Belgian Malinois for a “light-boned German Shepherd,” but they are indeed their own distinct breed. Excelling as sheepherders, police, and military dog, the Belgian Malinois is a focused, hard worker, who excels with daily activities and work. Tall, but sleek (up to 26”), and with a low-maintenance coat, this dog won’t cost you a fortune at the groomer or feed store. He is protective and loving toward his family, but can be reserved around strangers.

American Belgian Malinois Club

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Belgian Malinois

 

 


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