Belgian Malinois

Pair of side elevation drawings of the Belgian Malinois in standing and seated postures

A member of the herding group, the Belgian Malinois is a hardworking, intelligent, and deeply loyal companion. Standing as tall as 26 inches at shoulder height, the Belgian Malinois has a lean and muscular build with coat colors ranging from fawn to mahogany. With pointed black ears and long tails that resemble those of a German Shepherd, this active pup is always on the move and requires plenty of exercise and activity. Did you know that the Belgian Malinois is one of the most popular breed of police dogs in the world, surpassing even the German Shepherd in demand?

Series of illustrations of the Belgian Malinois dog breed lying down, and standing and sitting seen from the front

Male Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 24”-26” (61-66 cm) and a weight in the range of 60-80 lb (27.2-36.3 kg). Female Belgian Malinois have a withers height between 22”-24” (56-61 cm) and a weight in the range of 40-60 lb (18.1-36.3 kg). The Belgian Malinois has an overall body length of roughly 34”-40” (86-102 cm), standing height of 28.5”-33” (72-84 cm), and a typical lifespan of 14-16 years.


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28.5”-33” | 72-84 cm
34”-40” | 86-102 cm
Withers Height:
22”-26” | 56-66 cm
40-80 lb | 18.1-36.3 kg

Coat Color: Rich fawn to mahogany
Temperament: Confident, reserved with strangers, affectionate and protective

Breed Size:
14-16 years


Drawings include:

Belgian Malinois side elevation (standing), side (sitting), front (standing), front (sitting), side (lying down)

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Dogs are domesticated mammals of the Carnivora order. Descendants of wolves, dogs are the first animals to have been domesticated by humans. Dogs are bred for particular physical and emotional characteristics and are often referred to as ‘man’s best friend’ referring to their high degree of loyalty.