Malinois breed is mostly used as police/military dog, but it's also common as a household dog.
Malinois have short, straight hair that feels hard to the touch. The hard topcoat and dense undercoat provide weather resistance for a dog that was bred to work outdoors in all conditions. The hair is slightly longer around the neck, forming a sort of mini-mane. It is rarely sick, eats little and has no problems with hips as most dogs have. Malinois expected life rate is around 15 years.
Malinois breed comes in many shades; brown, yellow, red and black. Basic characteristics are medium height, proportional build, elegant looks. His head light and nicely shaped while his nose is mostly dark. Malinois jaws are strong and his teeth are healthy white. Males are 24 to 26 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh 60 to 80 pounds. Females are 22 to 24 inches tall and weigh 40 to 60 pounds.