Belgian Malinois Dog Names

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Introduction

Although they are often mistaken as German Shepherds, the Belgian Malinois is unique in its own right. Originally bred in the city of Malines in Belgium, the Malinois was developed to be used as a herding dog. Nowadays, the breed are also a frequent choice for guard dogs, household companions, search and rescue, and police K-9 units. The Belgian Malinois is intelligent and has an impressive stamina, enabling it to perform a variety of agile tasks. Despite their strong body and muscular build, the Malinois is extremely sensitive and likes to be included in activities of the family. For those who want a physically-capable dog with a soft spot, the Belgian Malinois is the perfect choice.

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Belgian Malinois Dog Name Considerations

The Belgian Malinois is a lovely dog that should be given a name that is as equally lovely. One of the simplest ways to name your dog is to use its country of origin as an inspiration. The Malinois was first bred in Belgium, specifically in the city of Malines. To date, the Malinois remains to be one of the most popular breeds in its home country. Since Belgium has three official languages – Dutch, French and German, an eloquent name from any of these languages will work well for your dog. Moreover, anything that relates to Belgium and its culture may also be used as a name for a Malinois.

Another tip for naming a Belgian Malinois is to use its striking characteristics as inspiration. The Malinois is known for a short, fawn-colored coat and a black mask on their face. It has a medium-sized but strong body and build. Apart from their physical attributes, the Malinois’ personality is also characterized by high levels of energy, intelligence, protective personality and sensitivity. If your dog has certain habits or quirks, you can also use that as a good basis for a name. All these qualities can help you brainstorm for a name that is suitable for your new Belgian Malinois.

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Community Dogs With Belgian Malinois Names

Hero's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Hero
Male
Belgian Malinois
Sissonville, WV

He was a stray. We brought him in because I got attacked on the street and he chased him off so his name is Hero.

Gambino's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Gambino
Male
Belgian Malinois
Dallas, TX
Personality
Friendly

The best dog ever

Max's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Max
Male
Belgian Malinois
New York, NY
Personality
Stubborn
Fluffy butt
Fun-loving

In Latin means greatest.

Echo's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Echo
Male
Malinois Greyhound
Iowa Park, TX
Personality
Energetic
Loving

We named her after the Jurassic world dinosaur named echo

Harley's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Harley
Male
Belgian Malinois
Waco, TX

I ride Harley Davidson motorcycles.

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

Bear's name story for Belgian Malinois Dog Names
Bear
Female
Belgian Malinois
Warner, NH
Personality
Protective

Strong and energetic and protective

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