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German Malinois

German Malinois

Breed Characteristics

Life Span:10-12 Years

German Malinois Build Information

The German Australian Shepherd is a hybrid mix of the German Shepherd and the Australian Shepherd. They are medium to large in size with short to medium coats that are most commonly colored black, gray, silver, blue, white, red, or tan.

Length (Male):13-20 in.
Length (Female):14-16 in.
Weight:41 - 65 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

German Australian Shepherds are loving and friendly dogs that enjoy being around family. Alert and loyal, they can be wary of strangers, suiting them for watch dog jobs. They should be socialized early on to get along with children. Training, however, should be simple as these dogs are very smart and love to please. Their exercise needs are high and as very active dogs, they require several hours of daily exercise and lots of space to run around in.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Blue, Gray
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Dense

German Malinois Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed Talents and Facts

Hunting Companion:Yes