How do you locate Malinois breeders?


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The American Kennel Club, or AKC, along with PuppyFind.com and the American Belgian Malinois Club, or AMBC, feature breeder locators for people interested in purchasing Belgian Malinois dogs. The AKC allows users to search by zip code within a 50-mile radius, on up to nationwide, for the club's "Breeder Classified Service." PuppyFind.com has "Featured Listings" for Belgian Malinois breeders. The AMBC has a regional breeder list with contact information.

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How do you locate Malinois breeders?
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All three websites contain guides to select the proper Belgian Malinois puppy. The AMBC has a "Code of Ethics" for breeders, but it is up to buyers to inquire as to how well breeders abide by the club's standards. The AMBC features the specialties of each breeder in terms of search and rescue dogs, herding dogs, tracking training or just good pets in general. Each regional breeder shows when the person last signed the Code of Ethics.

The Belgian Malinois is a breed that averages 40 to 75 pounds and is around 2 feet tall at the shoulder. Classified as herding dogs, this breed is intelligent, hard-working, loyal and trainable. These medium-sized dogs have short coats, are naturally protective of owners and love working. The breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1959 as one of four types of Belgian shepherding dogs. Belgian Malinois specimens are often mistaken for German shepherds.

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