- Dog Breed Group
- Herding Dogs
- Origin of Breed
- Belgium, herding sheep.
- Life Expectancy
- 12 - 14 Years
- Black; black with limited white.
- Long, straight and abundant, with an extremely dense undercoat.
- Exercise Needs
- He is a working dog and needs a lot of exercise, preferably off the leash as much as possible.
- The Belgian Sheepdog is obedient and loyal. A truly well-rounded dog who can captivate your heart by being a gentle, devoted com
- Good with Children
- Yes, good with their family, may not tolerate other children. Needs to be socialized to other pets. Take extra care when introdu
- Grooming Needs
- Daily combing and brushing of his coat is important. Clip out mats that form particularly in the ruff and on the legs. Clip hair
- Average Size - Male (in)
- 24 - 26
- Average Size - Female (in)
- 22 - 24
- Average Weight - Male (lbs)
- Average Weight - Female (lbs)
- Health Issues
- Epilepsy, excessive shyness, eye problems, hip dysplasia.v
- Living Conditions
- He adapts well to both a urban or country environment as long as he has space to roam. A home with a fenced yard is essential.
The Belgian Sheepdog is also known by the name "Groenendael." He is the most popular of the Belgian Shepherd Dogs which consist of the "Belgian Tervuren", "Belgian Malinois," "Belgian Sheepdog" and "Laekenois." Developed in Belgium for guarding and herding of sheep. He was formally recognized as the Belgian Shepherd Dog in 1891.
The Belgian Shepherd Dog is a breed consisting of four sheep dog varieties.
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