Belgian Sheepdog
Belgian Sheepdog
Size
Large
Height
Males – 24 to 26 inches at the withers, Females – 22 to 24 inches at the withers
Weight
Males – 55 to 65 pounds, Females – 45 to 50 pounds
Coat
Long
Color
Black
Energy
High
Activities
Conformation, Agility, Obedience, Rally, Tracking, Herding, Search and Rescue, Police Work, Therapy

An elegant, muscular dog, the Belgian Sheepdog is a loving companion that excels as a herding and guard dog. Originating in the 1800s, the Belgian Sheepdog is an intelligent, easily trained, active breed that does best when given a job or purpose. One of four types of Belgian sheepherding dogs, he is distinguished by his long, black coat, which has a dense undercoat and requires weekly brushing.

Did you know?

During both World Wars, Belgian Sheepdogs proved themselves valuable by working as message carriers, ambulance dogs and pulling machine guns. The first Belgian Sheepdog kennel was established by Nicholas Rose of Groenendael, Belgium, and his black sheepdogs, Petite and Picard d’Uccle.

Training Belgian Sheepdogs

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