Whether he’s herding, doing police work, competing in dog sports, or being a family friend and protector, the Malinois does everything to the max.
Vital Stats
Height: 22 to 26 inches at shoulder
Weight: 40 to 80 pounds (males average 70 pounds, females average 50 pounds)
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 12 to 14 years

Summary
Belgian Malinois were originally bred to be herding dogs. Today, they also work as police dogs, protection dogs, and family companions. In the hands of an experienced dog person, they are intense, intelligent and athletic companions.
Full Belgian Malinois profile on DogTime.com

Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Vigor:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
1 out of 5 stars (1.0 / 5)
Average:
3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)