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What dog looks like a German shepherd but is smaller? A Belgian Malinois looks sort of like a smaller, blonder German shepherd, and is sometimes even mistaken for a German shepherd. Malinois are shorthaired dogs, fawn in color, with a black overlay, and a black mask and ears.
What dog is bigger than a German shepherd? King Shepherds are bigger than German Shepherds and more powerful and muscular. They are comparatively less aggressive and very intelligent and quick learners. They are intelligent, powerful, loyal and less aggressive than German Shepherds.
What’s the difference between a German shepherd and a Belgian Malinois? While the German shepherd’s coat is a medium length, the Belgian Malinois has shorter and thicker fur. German shepherds have more health issues, while the Belgian Malinois is more likely to go running after prey. The two dogs are much different species.
What is a Belgian Malinois dog look like? They’re tall—up to 2 feet at the shoulders! —and always alert, with perked-up ears; kind, dark chocolate eyes; and a slightly bushy tail. The Mal’s thick, short coat comes in shades of fawn to mahogany, and it’s common to see a black mask and ears. At a glance, the Mal is often mistaken as a German shepherd.