This is the official American Belgian Malinois Club Home Page. The Belgian Malinois (pronounced MAL-in-wah) is one of the varieties of the Belgian Shepherd Dog. In the United States, they are registered by the American Kennel Club as a separate breed.
The Belgian Malinois is a medium size dog of exceptional beauty and working ability used for many purposes, including herding, tracking, agility, obedience, and police work. To the inexperienced eye, they may seem to resemble the German Shepherd Dog, but upon closer inspection, many differences may be seen including size, bone structure, color, and head and ear shape.
The Belgian is generally a lighter, quicker, more agile dog. They are also generally a more “high energy” dog.
Here you can learn basic facts about the breed, read the breed standard, get information about the American Belgian Malinois Club, becoming a member, find out how to contact Malinois breeders, and learn about dogs currently available for adoption.
In addition, we will post timely information about significant Malinois events, such as the Malinois National Speciality.