Belgian Malinois

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Belgian Mal·in·ois

A sheepdog of a breed developed in Mechelen, Belgium, having a short-haired yellowish to reddish-brown coat with black markings.

[French malinois, of Mechelen, from Malines, French name of Mechelen.]

Bel′gian Ma•li•nois

(ˌmæl ənˈwɑ)
one of a Belgian breed of sheepherding dogs with a short, thick, black-tipped brown coat, a black mask, and erect ears.
[1965–70; < French malinois of Malines]
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