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Is My Dog a Belgian Malinois?

Does anyone think my new puppy is a jet black Belgian Malinois? I'm looking for a dog breeder who could tell if she is a pure Belgian Malinois.
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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

I guess the first question would have to be - what were you told when you acquired your new puppy? Do you not trust the previous owners to be telling you the truth about the breed? Did you receive any papers stating the breed? I'm assuming you sere told this puppy is a pure bred Belgian Malinois but the only way to tell for sure is with a DNA test as a breeder would not be able to tell you the blood line for sure and they would want a lot of information to even discuss it with you.

Dog DNA test kits are available from many pet stores, on-line (Amazon, eBay and others) and from your vet. DNA test kits cost $65 - 200 dollars but your vet can tell you more about these testa.

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Here is a link that explains about DNA tests and also a link of a kit for sale but shop around if buying on line as there are many to choose from.

https://www.can … esting-for-dogs/

http://www.wisd … isdom-panel-4-0/

It seems you have not had your puppy for their first vet visit so I would like to encourage you to do this as soon as possible as there are so many things that can happen to a young puppy in their first year. This would also be a good time to discuss your puppy's breed. Here is a link to all the things you should discuss with your vet.

http://www.akc. … -complete-guide/

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

Purebred dogs can have papers. You could have a DNA test done.

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

It's kinda hard to tell.. I Googled Belgian Malinois puppies and most were fluffy and had brown/tan with the black, but I did see solid black too. Looks similar with size, muzzle shape and pointy ears. She is a cutie! :)

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July 28, 20170 found this helpful

Only a DNA test can tell. But my guess is no. With law enforcement and fire careers, we have had malinois and she doesn't have quite the same head and ear structure..

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