Dog Breed Profile

Malanees History

The Malayan Jungle Cat, or Manx cat, is a breed of domesticated cat. It is a member of the Felid family (along with the Abyssinian, Bengal and Somali cats) and comes in a wide variety of colors and patterns. The Malayan Jungle Cat is descended from the Felis chaus, a subspecies of the wildcat native to Southeast Asia. It was introduced to the Isle of Man by the British during the Victorian era, where it thrived. The popularity of the Manx cat meant that other animals had been imported to the island, and this led to the near-extinction of the indigenous Isle of Man population. The decline of the Manx population was reversed in the 1950s, and today the Manx cat is carefully protected.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Malanees Physical Characteristics

The Malanese is a small, medium-to-large sized breed of domestic sheepdog that originated in the Caribbean island of St. Martin. They are a compact, sturdy breed with a svelte and muscular frame. They have prick ears, a tail that forms a hook, and either straight or slightly wavy hair. They come in solid colors of red, white, and solid black hair. The male usually weighs between 60 and 85 pounds and the female usually between 55 and 75 pounds.

Eye Colors

Blue, Hazel, Brown, Amber

Nose Colors


Coat Colors

White, Black, Gray, Brown, Red, Silver

Height Range

Male Height Range: 25 – 32 inches

Female Height Range: 23 – 29 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 85 – 100 lbs

Female Weight Range: 75 – 90 lbs

Malanees Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Malanees Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Osteochondrodysplasia, Entropion, Ectropion, Elbow Dysplasia, Deafness, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Bleeding Disorder, Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia, Zinc Responsive Dermatosis, Platelet Dysfunction, Cervical Vertebral Instability, Osteochondrodysplasia

Malanees Temperament and Behaviour

The Malanees are a beautiful, elegant, and elegant breed of hunting dog. They are independent and self-confident, but are also very loving and devoted to their owners. They are high energy, so they need lots of exercise. They can get along with other dogs and household pets, but should not be around small animals such as rodents or rabbits.

Malanees Activity Requirements

The Mal-Shi or Malanees dog is a small, muscular, and graceful Asian hunting dog. These dogs are closely related to the Shiba Inu, and they share some similar traits. They are strong, independent, and fearless. The Mal-Shi is a fairly high-energy and outgoing little dog. They require daily exercise and mental stimulation. A daily walk or run is ideal, but games of fetch, play time, or puzzle toys are also beneficial. The Mal-Shi is a smaller, compact breed of dog. They are well-suited for living in apartments or homes with limited space. They do very well in urban environments and can keep up with their busy owners.

Miles Per Day

17 miles

Activity Per Day

90 minutes

Daily Food

4 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Malanees is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Malanees is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Malanees is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Malanees is part of the Unclassified group.

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