Dog Breed Profiles

Belgian Sheepdog

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Dog Breed Group
Herding Dogs 
Origin of Breed
Belgium, herding sheep. 
Life Expectancy
12 - 14 Years 
Color
Black; black with limited white. 
Coat
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. 
Temperament
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)
62 
Average Weight - Female (lbs)
62 
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. 

Breed Description

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.

Breed Infobits

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is a breed consisting of four sheep dog varieties.

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