May be completely black, or may be black with limited white.
Belgian Sheepdog Breed
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Belgian Sheepdog Breed Description
6 to 10
Dogs: 60-80 pounds
Bitches: 40-70 pounds
Dogs: 24-26 inches
Bitches: 22-24 inches
Belgium, 19th century
AKC Herding Dogs
FCI Group I.: Sheepdogs and Cattle Dogs (except Swiss Cattle Dogs)
Groenandael Belgian Shepherd, Belgian Malinois, Chien de Berger Belge, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Laekenois
The Belgian Sheepdog is the most popular of the Belgian Shepherd dog breeds, which consist of the “Belgian Tervueren”, “Belgian Malinois”, “Belgian Groenandael” and ” Laekenois “.
This is a well-balanced, muscular, strong dog breed. It’s agile, alert and full of life. It’s obedient and loyal. The Belgian Sheepdog is good with children but should not play rough housing or chase games. It may not tolerate other children. This dog breed is highly intelligent and easy to train.
The Belgian Sheepdog makes a gentle and devoted companion. It has high prey drive, it tends to chase pets, bikers, joggers, cars, etc. It is very touch sensitive. Early obedience training and socialization will prevent puppies from developing a sharp temper. Take extra care when introducing a new pet. It is susceptible to separation anxiety syndrome.
Make sure as puppy it learns to accept isolation. It may be over-protective and stubborn. It is watchful, attentive, and always in motion when not under command. It makes a good watchdog. It’s suspicious, cautious, and vigilant with strangers, but not apprehensive. With those the dog knows well, it is affectionate and friendly, zealous of their attention, and very possessive.
It needs an active, firm, and patient leader. It should not show fear or shyness. It should not show viciousness by unwarranted or unprovoked attack.
Shedding is bi-annually. Its coat is long, straight and abundant with an extremely dense undercoat. Daily combing and brushing is important. The Belgian Sheepdog is particularly adaptable to extremes of temperature or climate.
Hypothyroidism and eye issues, such as progressive retinal atrophy can be an occasional issue. Regular thyroid and eye exams at your local vet are recommended. There is a minimal chance of hip and elbow dysplasia. To minimize the risk of your Belgian Sheepdog developing any hereditary health issues, you should buy a dog from a reputable breeder.
This breed is extremely people orientated and love to live indoor with their family. The Belgian sheepdog is far from ideal for apartment living. This dog is extremely agile and lively; a house with a tall fenced yard is essential for them to run around.
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