Category: Herding Dogs
Facts about Belgian Malinois Dog, "Scientific name for Belgian Malinois Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Belgian Malinois Dog is a breed of dog that comes under the category of shepherd dogs rather than a separate dog breed. The Belgian Malinois Dog breed is employed as a working dog for jobs as well as recognition of odors such as accelerants intended for inflammable investigation, explosives and tranquilizers. The Belgian Malinois Dog breed is used in tracking of human beings for suspect apprehension in police job, search and rescue.
Owing to the history as an operational dog, the Belgian Malinois Dog breed can differ in appearance to a great extent. Similar to all Belgian Shepherd breeds, the Belgian Malinois Dog breed is an average-sized and square-balanced dog in the family of the sheepdog. The Belgian Malinois Dog breed has a small mahogany fur with black marks. The ears of this dog breed are erect and they are black in color and their muzzle is also black in color. The Malinois Dog have a square build in contrast to the German Shepherd.
The average height of the male Belgian Malinois Dog is 24 to 26 inches at the shoulder is (61 to 66 cm) and the females 22 to 24 inches at the shoulder (55.8 to 61 cm). The average weight is 55 to 65 pounds (25 to 29.4 kg).
Color and coat
The available colors of the pure-bred Belgian Malinois Dog are a foundation color brown to tan and mahogany with a black front and black ears with a few amount of black tilting on the hairs, offering the dog an overlay look. The color is inclined to be lighter with fewer black agouti's or superimpose on the breeching, underside and inner leg of the dog. White markings can also be found on the chest and on the tips of the toes, as long as the white color on the upper body does not expand up to the neck.
Belgian Malinois Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
A Belgian Malinois Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Belgian Malinois Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Belgian Malinois Dogs eye protected and moist. Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals
The well- trained and well-raised Belgian Malinois dogs are usually intelligent, active, welcoming, defensive, hard-working and alert. The Malinois Dogs show energy levels that are the highest among all other dog varieties. The Belgian Malinois Dog are average sized, physically powerful dogs, which need constant obedience training, and take pleasure in being challenged with innovative tasks. The Belgian Malinois Dog are recognized as being extremely effortless to train, owing to their high constrain for rewards.
Belgian Malinois Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. A Belgian Malinois Dogs can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The average lifespan of the Belgian Malinois Dogs ranges from 12 years to 14 years.
If purchasing a Belgian Malinois Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Belgian Malinois Dog Herding Group and in 1959 it was recognized AKC American Kennel Club.
The number one heath problems amongst Belgian Malinois Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Belgian Malinois Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. The health problems that may happen with the Belgian Malinois Dog is Anesthesia Sensitivity, Elbow Dysplasia, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Canine Hip Dysplasia.
All Belgian Malinois Dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Belgian Malinois Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult dogs they have 42 teeth. Female Belgian Malinois Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Belgian Malinois Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month. Female Belgian Malinois Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born
Only humans and dogs have prostates, But a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Belgian Malinois Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. A Belgian Malinois Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Belgian Malinois Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a Belgian Malinois Dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
A Belgian Malinois Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
Belgian Malinois Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.
A Belgian Malinois Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.