Belgian Malinois


Belgian Ma·​li·​nois -ˌma-lən-ˈwä How to pronounce Belgian Malinois (audio)
plural Belgian Malinois
: any of a breed of working dogs closely related to the Belgian sheepdog and having relatively short straight fawn or reddish-brown hair with black tips and a dense undercoat

called also Malinois

Examples of Belgian Malinois in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ludwig: Energetic and loyal Ludwig, the almost two-year-old Belgian Malinois, has a name befitting a real gentleman. The Arizona Republic, 29 Mar. 2024 Yoda, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, aided in the arrest of Danelo Cavalcante. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2023 The situation grew more fraught after Deputy Jeremy Banks arrived with his dog, a Belgian Malinois named Bubo, whose furious barking added to the confusion. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 10 Mar. 2024 Ray McCarty’s Belgian Malinois, Phoenix, also has a passion for the competition. Brent Frazee, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 In April, the AKC announced that the breed would be eligible to compete in the 2024 Herding Group, a category that includes the Australian cattle dog, border collie and Belgian Malinois. Ben Brasch, Washington Post, 3 Jan. 2024 January's model, posed in the snow, is a Belgian Malinois named Gini-Gina out of New York City's LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Marisa Sullivan, Peoplemag, 28 Nov. 2023 Border Patrol deployed a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois male named Yoda. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 That's when Yoda, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois BORTAC K9, bit Cavalcante on the crown of the head and a lower extremity. Marlene Lenthang, NBC News, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Belgian Malinois was in 1963

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“Belgian Malinois.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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