Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois)
The Malinois is a medium-to-large breed of dog, sometimes classified as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd dog rather than as a separate breed. The name "Malinois" is derived from Malines, the French name for the breed's Flemish city of origin, 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 humans for suspect apprehension in police work; and search and rescue missions. The U.S. Secret Service uses Belgian Malinois to guard the grounds of the White House.
Also known as
This breed is also called Belgian Malinois, Belgian Malinoises, Belgian Shepherd (Malinois), Belgian Shepherd Malinois, Malinois, Malinois (Belgian Shepherd Dog), Mechelaar, Mechelse Herder, Mechelse Schaper, Mechelse Scheper as well as Pastor Belga Malinois.
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