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Belgian Malinois Colors by MauserGirl Belgian Malinois Colors by MauserGirl
Colors of the Belgian Malinois. So much easier than the colors of the German Shepherd. :D

I apologize up front for having a large copyright (paw print) across each of the dogs in this graphic, but I needed to find a compromise between making it more difficult to steal the images and posting it large enough that you can read the text and enjoy the work. I hope this works.

Updated on 18 March because I found a typo.

I apologize for the enormous watermark across the image, but since people keep redistributing my charts all over the Internet without a link back to either my dog page (which the copyright link goes to) or my DeviantArt page, it's become a necessity.
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:iconravyn-09:
Awesome chart. However you left out the brindle. It's a throwback to the original pair they bred to start the breed. Because they're not as common as the others, they're not recognized by dog shows. But brindle is a coat colour for belgium malinois. :)
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:iconmausergirl:
Actually, I didn't because a brindle-colored Malinois is called a Dutch Shepherd - just like the Tervuren is a long-coated Malinois, the Groenendael is a long-coated, solid black Malinois, and the Laekenois is a curly-coated Malinois. The dog itself (structure, temperament) is the same but they're split by coat type and color.
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:iconravyn-09:
I have a Belgium Malinois Puppy :)

His name is Reese. He ended up being Brindle because his mother was and so was the great-grandfather on the fathers side. But they aren't very common, but they do happen. My aunt (She's an Malinois trainer and occasionally breeds them) told me that out of the 3 litter's the mom's had in the last 6 years, Reese has been the only Brindle. When I was first looking at getting him, I did a lot of research. And you're right, 9 times out of 10 a brindle shepherd are usually a Dutch Shepherd or a mix. although the possibility exists that it is a "throwback" to the origin pair/dog ancestors used to start the breed. I also got a DNA test for him to double check (honestly, not that I would have changed my mind it was love at first sight <3) and he is 100% pure Malinois. 

But that a side....wanna see some puppy pictures XD?

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Vom Artiles Kennel makes the argument well on their website at - www.vomartileskennel.com/dutch… The Dutch Shepherd and Belgian Malinois are the same breed. The only thing that makes the two different is the color of the coat.

Same thing in German Shepherds. If two German Shepherds carry the white gene even though they're both normal-colored, they can produce a white puppy. That puppy is a German Shepherd, yes. However, in Europe, they're now a separate breed, the White Swiss Shepherd Dog. And yes, that puppy is a White Swiss Shepherd Dog because it's a white German Shepherd. If, by some weird genetic chance, a long-coated puppy is born to two Malinois parents, it's a Tervuren because a Tervuren is a long-coated Malinois.

DNA testing for dogs is a whole other ball of wax, at any rate. For one, I know several people who sent in swabs not just from their mixed breeds, but also from their purebred dogs (as a "control", so to speak, to see how well the test works) and their purebred dogs came back as all sorts of mixes. Here's another interesting write-up on DNA testing for dogs - www.mnn.com/family/pets/blogs/… It's really about as accurate as asking the vet to take a guess.

Puppy pictures are super adorable. I can't wait to get my Malinois pup this December (we have a deposit down on a litter that was born October 4th). What's your aunt's kennel name?
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:iconravyn-09:
Oh I remember! It's Triple Crown K9 Kennels. 
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:iconravyn-09:
Lol, that's actually a good question. I never actually paid attention to what the name of her kennel/security group is. She's located at, 2280 Bradner rd. Abbotsford B.C. Canada. I'll find out what the name is. 
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:icondestiny1256:
I really like this.. any chance I could get a copy? I'm a belgian malinois owner (two adults with a new litter of 7 pups!) One of my pups is white! So when I was investigating colors, I found your chart..
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:iconmausergirl:
Hi Destiny,

Yes, you can get a copy of the chart. It's available as a postcard on my Zazzle store, here [link] I will make it available as a poster at a later date.

Chris
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