The Belgian Shepherd is a hardworking pet. Here is your informative A-list of Belgian Shepherd. The Belgian Malinois, Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Groenendael and Belgian Laekenois are four types of herding dog which belong to Belgian Shepherd dogs breed. This dog breed is originated from Belgium. This breed was bred to herd and guard for livestock. They are hardworking working dogs. They can play multiple roles such as police dog, leader dog for the blind, guard dog, sled dog or war dog. They are good in assisting search for bomb detection, drug detection and rescue operation. The Belgian Malinois and Belgian Laekenois are still used as working dogs. The Belgian Groenendael is the most dog breed in the group. Today, this dog breed is also a companion pet for family.

Facts about Belgian Shepherd

  • Temperament – The Belgian Shepherd is extremely alert, elegant, loyal, confident, energetic, obedient, intelligent and versatile. They have strong protective and herding instincts such as they like circling, chasing and nipping at ankles. They are expert in agilibility, obedience and fly ball competition. The Belgian Shepherd puppies need firm and patient training at early stage. Right method of training will not develop dog behavior problems for this dog breed. Inexperience dog owner is not suitable for the Belgian shepherd. They thrive on human companionship and they can get along well with children. They can be aggressive to non-canine pets.
  • Appearance – Besides coat color and coat type, Belgian Shepherds share same similar characteristics. They come with a pair of almond-shaped brown eyes and moderately pointed muzzle. Their body is well-balanced and muscular. The Belgian Shepherd dog has a pair of triangle-shaped erect ears and proportionate to the size of the head.

Belgian Shepherd Breed Information

Size Large
Height 61-66cm (male) 56-61cm (female)
Weight 29 -34kg (male) 27-32kg (female)
Colour Black (Groenendael)
Fawn or dark red with a black mask (Tervuren)
Red, fawn, brown with a black mask (Malinois)
Fawn or grey (Laekenois)
Group Herding Breed Dog
Life Span 13 – 14 years
Litter Size 6 – 10 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed
Grooming Requirements Daily brushing is needed. They shed heavily at least twice a year
Environment Outdoor
Barking Average

Basically Belgian Shepherd is a healthy dog breed with no common health issue.

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If you are interested in this dog breed, you may look for Belgian Shepherd adoption from Belgian Shepherd rescue or look for Belgian Shepherd for sale from Belgian Shepherd breeders.

Belgian Shepherd