Pure Malinois?

She is called Darsha, is a female, has 13 pounds, is 4 months old, very smart, stubborn, protective. Is she a pure Malinois?


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December 1, 20200 found this helpful

She looks to me to be 100% Malinois - also called Belgian Shepherd. She is a beauty and is right on schedule with her weight. The females fully grown can weigh between 55 to 60 pounds. - If you need to know , without doubt , a DNA will need to be performed . - also here are pictures of Malinois breed- looks like I see Darsha there!

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December 1, 20200 found this helpful

I am not sure where you took the dog from and if you have paid for the dog from a breeder or not. Normally if you buy such a dog from a breeder they are required by law to give you the blood line of the dog. It appears this one has not happened. Just looking at the dog I would say yes she does look like she is a Malinois. But this can also be misleading. I am not sure what your vet has told you or not. Normally by the time the dog is 4 months old, you should have had the dog to the vet once or twice to get the dog shots which are very important. What has the bet said to you about this dog?

You can always make sure what your dog is mixed with by performing a home DNA test. This is less expensive than asking your vet to do one for you.

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December 1, 20200 found this helpful

Beautiful dog.
Is she a pure Malinois?
Probably not, unless you bought her from a registered breeder and paid from $1,500 to $3,500 for her as that is the average cost of a pure bred Malinois.
She could be mixed with several other breeds that are very similar in bone structure, coloring, weight and size and it would be very difficult to tell which other breed.

Sometimes it is a good investment to purchase a DNA test kit as these tests not only tell the breeding background but also pinpoint any health issues to watch for in the future.
You can purchase the kits online, pet stores and your vet. The costs usually start at about $55 and go to thousands so check out which one you need before buying.
Your vet cannot tell you about her breeding for sure but they can help to keep her healthy. Be sure she receives all of her first year shots/vaccinations so she will be protected from floating viruses when she is out and about.

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December 1, 20200 found this helpful

I wanted to offer these links for information on your puppy.
She sure seems like a healthy, energetic pup!

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December 2, 20200 found this helpful

You don't mention whether or not you purchased the dog from a breeder or how she came to live with you. Malinois are rather expensive dogs and if you paid a high price for her you should have gotten the paperwork to show she's purebred. If you didn't get her from a breeder, there's always the chance she could be mixed with another breed of dog. She has the visual characteristics of a Malinois but I'd seek the opinion of a vet or have a DNA test done to be certain about her bloodline.

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