The Belgian Malinois or Belgian Shepherd Dog is a very intelligent, lively breed excelling in an active family environment, but also is a wonderful working dog whether in obedience, herding, agility or tracking. The Belgian Malinois is a no-nonsense dog who must be taken seriously by their owner. It is recommended an owner be an experience dog person. They are well balanced medium size dogs, elegant in appearance. They are the picture of power and grace.
All shades of red, fawn, gray, with black overlap.
They have long, straight and abundant coat. The smooth, short-haired coat is easy to groom. Brush regularly with a firm bristle brush and bathe only if it is absolutely necessary, as bathing removes the waterproofing of the coat. They are light constant shedder, but shed heavily twice a year.
This is a hardy, healthy breed, having no major health concerns. Some minor concerns that have been seen are skin allergies, eye problems, excessive shyness, excessive aggressiveness and occasionally seen hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your Belgian Malinois developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a Belgian Malinois puppy from a reputable breeder.