In its country of origin, the long-coated black Belgian Sheepdog is known as the Groenendael, named after the village where this variety of sheepdog was created. Smart and sensitive, the breed adapts well to family life. It’s active and alert, and is an excellent worker in obedience. Males measure up to 26 inches at the shoulder, females slightly less. No particular grooming skills are needed to maintain the coat in top condition, but it does require frequent brushing to remove dead hair and keep the undercoat from matting. The breed has a high energy level and needs outdoor exercise and firm, consistent training. Like the Malinois, the Belgian Sheepdog does best in a large home with a yard.
Dogs That Shed Heavily
When choosing a dog to add to your life and your family, the amount it will shed is one factor that may influence your decision. It’s a serious concern to people who are predisposed to allergies caused by the dander and saliva that attaches to pet fur, as well as…
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Herding Dog Breeds
Known for their loyalty and intelligence, the Herding Group dog breeds are prized as watchdogs and companions. …
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