Origin and use the Campine country and the north of Brabant where they are used as drovers for cattle and sheep. The name comes from the town of Mechelen (Malines).
- Appearance sim lat to the Groerendaet, except for the coat, which is dense end short, somewhat longer on neck and tail, and the color
- Height at withers dog, about 24 inches (52 cm) bitch about 23 inches (58 cm).
- Colour: fawn with black Lips, preferably with black mask.