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Belgian Malinois

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Belgian Malinois

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The Belgian Malinois At a Glance
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Life Expectancy
12 - 14 yrs 
Height Range
22 - 26 in 
Weight Range
60 - 65 lbs 
Gray, fawn, or red 
Excellent. Require gentle training. 
With Children
Very good with family. 
With Animals
May tolerate other pets, but wary of new pets. 
Tolerates cold well 
Either, as long as he has plenty of outdoor time. 
Exercise Reqd
Lots. Really needs fenced yard.  
Grooming Reqd
Low. Just regular brushing. 
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Due to their history as a working dog (i.e. being bred for function over form) Malinois can vary greatly in appearance. The acceptable colors of pure-bred Malinois are a base color fawn to mahogany with a "black mask" and ears, and with some degree of black tipping on the hairs, giving an overlay appearance. The example dog is clearly lacking the black mask and looks malnourished.
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Belgian Malinois Common Health Screenings
The following health screenings are often performed by responsible Belgian Malinois breeders:

Cardiac Evaluation - OFA
CERF Screening (Canine Eye Research Foundation)
Elbow Displasia (OFA, by X-Ray)
Hip Dysplasia (OFA or PennHIP)
Patellar Luxation Test - OFA
Thyroid Function Test (blood test)

Belgian Malinois Health Issues
The following conditions may be a concern in the Belgian Malinois: