Malinois dogs are a type of Belgian Shepherd known for their intelligence .

They were originally bred for herding and guarding livestock, but are now commonly used in law enforcement and military work.

The breed is highly trainable and excels in obedience, agility, and search and rescue.

Malinois are typically medium-sized dogs, weighing between 40-80 pounds.

They have a short, dense coat that requires regular grooming.

Malinois are known for their athleticism and need daily exercise to maintain their physical and mental health.

The breed can be reserved with strangers and requires early socialization and training.

Malinois dogs have a lifespan of 12-14 years and are generally healthy, but may be prone to certain health issues such as hip dysplasia.

They are highly driven and may become destructive if not given enough stimulation and exercise.