Belgian Shepherd
Chien de Berger Belge

Image by wim harwig at
wikimedia commons/flickr

Image by jolisoleil at
Wikimedia Commons/flickr

Image by D. Williams at
Wikimedia Commons/flickr

Advertise Your Kennel With Us

Belgian Shepherd (Malinois)
Chien de Berger Belge
Belgian Sheepdog
Mechelen Belgian Shepherd

Belgian, Middle Ages

Companion, Security, Assistance

Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-14 years on average

Weight & Height
61-63 Pounds & 22-26 Inches

Known Health Problems
Anesthesia sensitivity, cancer, epilepsy, Hip and elbow dysplasia, PRA, thyroid problems. Skin Allergies

Physical Description
Large, muscular, elegant, squarely built dog. The head is strong with a pointed muzzle. They eyes are dark brown and almond shaped, The ears are large, triangular and prick.

A good guard dog that bonds well with its family. This breed can have dominance issues with others dogs and should be socialized early with children and other pets.

Needs a confident handler to train. The breed does hoever learn quickly & makes a great police dog

Living Conditions
Would do best with an active family in a rural or suburban home.

Occasional brushing especially during shedding

Vigourous daily exercise needed, either give long walks or time to run freely in large fenced yard

Coat Texture
Short, straight, hard coat.

Coat Colors
Any base color listed below with black hair tips and black on muzzle






Image by Passion Chien at wikimedia commons
6-10 pups per litter that need to be trained early

Continental Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Pet Registry
Fédération Cynologique Internationale
Canadian Kennel Club
National Kennel Club


If you have a GOOD quality photo of a Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) like the ones posted.. you are welcome to send them into us for consideration for our page.. Please note the space is limited so we will only be accepting good quality clear photos for display..

Photos Needed

Photos Needed

Photos Needed



Belgian Shepherd (Malinois) Breeders

Please make sure you do your research on every breeder before purchasing puppies. Pets Place does not take any responsibility for any breeders listed that may not be reputable or up to your standards. This is your responsibilty as the buyer to do your research to make sure all appropriate health tests are done by the person you are purchasing your dog from.

Curreny none listed


Graphics & Photos© Pets Place 2006-2012 All Rights Reserved!

Return to Breed Profiles