Belgian Shepherd

The Belgian Sheepdog originated in Belgium and is similar to other sheep herding dogs from the same region.

Originally bred for herding, the Belgian Shepherd is alert, fast and tireless. This breed shows great endurance and is bred to herd for long hours. It has a dense undercoat and a wooly, dense outer coat with long hair. Personality: This breed form strong relationship bonds with its owner and is loyal, very affectionate, very intelligent, alert and sensitive to everything going on around them. The Belgian Shepherd is a great family dog. They have a lot of energy and need physical as well as mental exercise. This breed is often used as police dogs, assistance and rescue dogs.

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Life Span
10 - 14 years
Other Names
The Belgian Shepherd, and the Chien de Berger Belge., Belgian Shepherd

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Size
Medium to Large

Originally bred for herding, the Belgian Shepherd is alert, fast and tireless. This breed shows great endurance and is bred to herd for long hours. It has a dense undercoat and a wooly, dense outer coat with long hair.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

This breed form strong relationship bonds with its owner and is loyal, very affectionate, very intelligent, alert and sensitive to everything going on around them. The Belgian Shepherd is a great family dog. They have a lot of energy and need physical as well as mental exercise. This breed is often used as police dogs, assistance and rescue dogs.

Appearance

Shedding
Moderate - heavy
Grooming
Medium Maintenance

The Belgian Shepherd needs basic grooming. Brush him weekly to remove dirt and loose hair. Once or twice a year this breed sheds a lot. Brush his teeth frequently and trim his nails when needed.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Moderately easy
  • There are four varieties of the Belgian Shepherd: the Belgian Groenendael, Belgian Tervuren, the Belgian Laekenois, and the Belgian Malinois
  • Belgian Sheepdogs are excellent workers because of their high intelligence and high energy level

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Common Health Conditions in Belgian Shepherds

Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, cataracts, cancer, epilepsy, hypothyroidism.

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