Canines of the Belgian Malinois dog breed were originally bred to be herding dogs. Today, they also work as police and military dogs, protection dogs, and loving family members. In the hands of an experienced dog person, they are intense, intelligent, and athletic companions. However, with their high energy and exercise needs, they may not fair as well in apartments or small living spaces. This breed is not likely to suit a first-time dog owner. Remember, you can find just about any breed of dog, including the Belgian Malinois, at breed specific rescues and shelters.

Watch and learn about Belgian Malinois dog's key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Belgian Malinois Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Belgian Malinois Dog Herding Dogs 22 inches to 26 inches tall at the shoulder 40 to 80 pounds 12 to 14 Years