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Breed: Belgian Malinois
Country of Origin: 19th century Belgium
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding, tracking, search and rescue
Life Span: 10-4 years
Appearance: Muscular, athletic
Color: Fawn with black tipped hairs
Coat Type: Short, straight, shedding
Grooming: Brush as needed
Height: 22-26 inches
Weight: 55-80 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Do not push, needs straight hand
Good With Children: Usually good
Good With Pets: No
Good With Strangers: Cautious
Character: Watchful, outgoing, stubborn
Home Environment: Tall fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Overprotective, fear biting, anxiety syndrome
Physical: Hip dysplasia