So you’re looking to adopt an Belgian Malinois, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Belgian Malinois are squarely built, proud, and alert herders standing 22 to 26 inches. Strong and well-muscled, but more elegant than bulky, there’s an honest, no-frills look about them, as befit dogs built to work hard for their feed. A breed hallmark is the proud carriage of the head. Coat colors range from a rich fawn to mahogany. The black ears and mask accentuate bright, questioning eyes the color of dark Belgian chocolate.If you have ever seen a Mal perform an obedience routine, you know firsthand what a smart and eager breed this is. Problems set in, though, when this people-oriented dog is underemployed and neglected. Exercise, and plenty of it, preferably side by side with their adored owner, is key to Mal happiness. The smart, confident, and versatile Belgian Malinois is a world-class worker who forges an unbreakable bond with his human partner. To deny a Mal activity and the pleasure of your company is to deprive him of his very reasons for being.”
An Belgian Malinois typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 18.143694800000002kg to 36.287389600000004kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Belgian Malinois breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Belgian Malinois insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.