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Belgian Shepherd Malinois




The Malinois /ˈmælɨnwɑː/ is a medium breed of dog, the short-haired version of the Belgian Shepherd. Its name is the French word for Mechlinian, which in Dutch is either Mechelse herder or Mechelaar (one from Mechelen). The breed is used as a working dog for tasks including detection of odors such as explosives, accelerants (for arson investigation), and narcotics; tracking of humans for suspect apprehension in police work; and search and rescue missions. The U.S. Secret Service uses the Malinois Dogs to guard the grounds of theWhite House.

Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Malinois is a medium-sized and square-proportioned dog in thesheepdog family. The Malinois has a short mahogany coat with black markings. It has black erect ears and a black muzzle. It has a square build in comparison to the German Shepherd.

WeightMale25–30 kg (55–66 lb)
Female20–25 kg (44–55 lb)
HeightMale61–66 cm (24–26 in)
Female56–61 cm (22–24 in)
Coatshort
Colorfawn to mahogany with black markings
Life span10–12 years

source : wikipedia

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1 comment:

Jen said...

Who is the dog in the picture and who does he/she belong to?