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Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Comparison - Dog breed selector: Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Berger De Beauce? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron" Compare Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherd Dog. Which is better: Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Beauceron?
Name Belgian Malinois Dutch Shepherd Dog Beauceron
OriginsBelgium Netherlands France
Group Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Pastoral Dogs (Herding Dogs) Working Dogs
Popularity Rank44525141
Reviews111
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Other Names Malinois Dutch Shepherd Dog, Hollandse Herder Berger De Beauce, Bas-Rouge, French Shorthaired Shepherd, Beauce Shepherd
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1959 as a Herding breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2007 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
America's Pet Registry
Continental Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Foundation Stock Service
National Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Association, Inc.
No data available
Price
Which is cheaper Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Beauceron? Which is more expensive?
$1200-$1400 $1000-$1200 $1200-$1500

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Beauceron?
Large Large Large
Weight
Which is heavier Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Dutch Shepherd Dog?
Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg), Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg) Male: 61-70 pounds (27-31 kg) Female: 52-61 pounds (23-27 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 70 pounds (31.5 kg), Female: 65 pounds (29.5 kg) Male: 65.5 pounds (29 kg) Female: 56.5 pounds (25 kg) 110 pounds (50 kg)
Height
Which is taller Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Beauceron?
Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm), Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm) Male: 22-25 inches (56-63 cm), Female: 21-24 inches (53-61 cm) 24-27.5 inches (32-70 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 25 inches (63.5 cm), Female: 23 inches (58.5 cm) Male: 23.5 inches (60 cm), Female: 22.5 inches (57 cm) 24-27.5 inches (51 cm)

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types Weather-resistant
Straight
Wiry Dense
Colors Brindle
Cream
Fawn
Black
Blue
Brindle
Golden
Grey
Silver
Yellow
Salt & Pepper
Rust
Gray
Tan
Black
Grooming
Average: The Belgian Malinois requires average grooming effort.
Easy to groom: The Dutch Shepherd Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Easy to groom: The Beauceron doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Shedding Level
Belgian Malinoiss shed moderately.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs shed moderately.
Beaucerons shed moderately.

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Characteristics Comparison

Temperament Active
Alert
Confident
Friendly
Hard working
Protective
Stubborn
Watchful
Affectionate
Alert
Loyal
Obedient
Reliable
Trainable
Courageous
Obedient
Protective
Loyal
Loving
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Belgian Malinois is an excellent dog breed.
Smart: Dutch Shepherd Dog's has great intelligence.
Smart: Beauceron's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Belgian Malinoiss are very easy to train.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are quite easy to train.
Beaucerons aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Belgian Malinois is a highly playful breed.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a playful breed.
The Beauceron is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Belgian Malinoiss may seem unfriendly sometimes due to their independence.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are highly affectionate dogs.
Beaucerons are highly affectionate dogs.
Social Needs
Belgian Malinoiss are a social breed.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are a social breed.
Beaucerons are a social breed.
Barking
Average to high: The Belgian Malinois is a vocal breed.
Low to Average: The Dutch Shepherd Dog rarely barks.
Average: The Beauceron barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Belgian Malinoiss are one of the best watchdogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
Beaucerons are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Belgian Malinoiss strongly protect their territory.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are extremely protective guard dogs.
Beaucerons are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Belgian Malinois has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Dutch Shepherd Dog has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Beauceron has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Belgian Malinoiss have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Beaucerons have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Wanderlust potential of the Belgian Malinois is strong enough to escape from home.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Beaucerons have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Belgian Malinoiss have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Beaucerons have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Nem a legjobb választás Belgian Malinois, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Belgian Malinois tartása lakásban.
Nem a legjobb választás Dutch Shepherd Dog, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Dutch Shepherd Dog tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Beauceron kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Belgian Malinoiss adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Beaucerons adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Belgian Malinois or Dutch Shepherd Dog or Beauceron?
Belgian Malinoiss do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Beaucerons do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Belgian Malinoiss are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Belgian Malinoiss are kid-friendly dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Beaucerons are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards cats.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Belgian Malinoiss are average friendly towards other dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Beaucerons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Belgian Malinois is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Dutch Shepherd Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Beauceron is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Belgian Malinoiss are usually recommended for elderly people.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are commonly okay with elderly people.
Beaucerons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Belgian Malinoiss are generally with other pets.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Beaucerons usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron?
No
Belgian Malinoiss are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Beaucerons are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Belgian Malinois breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Dutch Shepherd Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Beauceron breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
The Belgian Malinois is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Beaucerons tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Health Problems Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Eye Problems
Hip Dysplasia
No data available No data available
Life Expectancy 12-14 years 12-15 years 10-12 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Belgian Malinoiss are high energy dogs.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Beaucerons are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Belgian Malinoiss need a lot of exercises.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs have an average exercise need.
Beaucerons need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Belgian Malinoiss don't need too much sleep.
Dutch Shepherd Dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Beaucerons don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption 2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 6 to 8 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Low to Average.
Low to Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Beauceron can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Belgian Malinois has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Dutch Shepherd Dog has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Beauceron has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Belgian Malinois is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Dutch Shepherd Dog is a perfect example for low drooling tendency.
The Beauceron is an average drooler.

Belgian Malinois vs Dutch Shepherd Dog vs Beauceron Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-10 puppies 6-10 puppies 6-7 puppies

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