1: affectionate name for the variety of a breed of squarely built working dogs known as the Belgian Shepherd, having relatively short hair with a dense undercoat, fawn to red with black points and overlay. Characterized by their zeal for life and sense of humor.
2: a fancier of the Belgian Malinois.
Called also: Malinois, Mechelaar, Mechelse Herder, Belgian Shepherd
Etymology: French, one from Malines (from Malines (Mechelen), Belgium.) Old High German, nuz nut and perhaps Latin nux nut.