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Belgian Sheepdog

Overview of Belgian Sheepdog



Belgian Sheepdog dog breed is Pure breed Medium in size. Fur of Belgian Sheepdog is moderately long, with a ruff of fur around the neck and extra feathering on the legs, tail and underneath the body . Basic origin of Belgian Sheepdog is Belgium. Belgian Sheepdog is Good With Children and Good With Other Animals and Fastest and Easiest to train and Smartest Dogs, Belgian Sheepdog is commonly Loyal, Powerful, Active, Intelligent, Affectionate, Dominant. Belgian Sheepdog is smart, brave, alert, and devoted to his family. He's described as always in motion when not under command. His observation skills make him an excellent watchdog, but his herding heritage makes him naturally distrustful of strangers. If he isn't properly trained and socialized this distrust can lead to aggressive behavior. A well-socialized and trained Belgian Sheepdog is a confident protector of his people and property and doesn't attack without cause. He's affectionate and friendly with people he knows, especially family members. He's also demanding of their time and attention. This breed does not like to be left alone; he wants to be doing things with the family.
Belgian Sheepdog is available in black, tan and golden Colors.

Height and weight of Belgian Sheepdog

Adult Male of Belgian Sheepdog is about 25–30 kg (55–66 lb) and adult female of Belgian Sheepdog is about 20–25 kg (44–55 lb) in Weight.
Height of Belgian Sheepdog is commonly 60–66 cm (23.6–26 in).

Common Health Issues of Belgian Sheepdog


Belgian Sheepdog has tendency to suffer from heart, kidney, liver diseases.  

Appearance of Belgian Sheepdog

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is a medium-to-large size dog. All varieties share a similar underlying musculoskeletal structure, closely resembling the popular German Shepherd breed save for the hindlegs. All variants also share a close cranial features, having a domed forehead, a long, square-cut muzzle and black noses with their ears pointed and fully erect. One of the identifying characteristics of the breed is that it is square, with its height from the ground to top of the withers being equal to its length.

Working Class of Belgian Sheepdog

Basically Belgian Sheepdog is Herding dog but is also used as Watch and Companion and Guard dog.

Training of Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Sheepdog is easy to train.  It learns basic commands such as sit, stay, come easily. Behavior training is also very important for your Belgian Sheepdog.  Behavior training prevents and or corrects bad habits of your puppy or dog. Behavior and basic commands training for your Belgian Sheepdog should must on these lines. Do not get impatient. You will probably have to repeat the command many times. Never use negative reinforcement. Do not call your dog to come to you for punishment because this will teach your dog not to come on command. Be sure to keep any frustration out of the tone of your voice. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, take a break. Your dog can sense this and will start to associate training with your unhappiness. You cannot hide your frustration from a dog. You cannot pretend. Dogs can feel human emotion, so stay relaxed, firm and confident.

Exercise and Fitness of Belgian Sheepdog

Daily exercise for your Belgian Sheepdog is important, dogs are living with human since thousands of years, wild dogs have challenges to survive so they work daily to find food, save food and themselves from other animals but companion dogs have nothing to do, they have ready food and couch to sit, which may affect their health, habits and activity.
Your Belgian Sheepdog is recommended Fetching,Running,Walking,Swimming regular according to its breed specific exercise requirements.

Behavior of Belgian Sheepdog with children and other pets

Belgian Sheepdogs are good with children if socialized well with them.

Special instructions related to your Belgian Sheepdog

Extra care should be given when the dog is shedding. Clip out mats that form, particularly in the ruff and on the legs, and clip hair from between the toes and on the outer ears. This breed is a seasonal heavy shedder, shedding twice a year with some additional shedding throughout the year.

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