|Belgian Shepherd Dog|
A Dog of Many Talents.
Throughout history the Belgian Shepherd Dog or
Groenendael has earned its reputation as a truly well
rounded dog. Its talents are many, a few of which are:
obedience, tracking, schutzhund, herding, sledding, police
work, search and rescue, guide dogs, and as therapy dogs,
making them, not only good pets, but invaluable
members of our society.
The Belgian Shepherd Dog is intelligent, courageous,
alert, and devoted to its master. It is the protector of its
master as well as his property. It is ever watchful, attentive
and vigilant with all strangers, but not apprehensive, shy, or
vicious. With those it knows well, it is most affectionate and
friendly, zealous of their attention and very possessive. The
Belgian Shepherd Dog has a very high degree of trainability.
It sheds, and so should be groomed frequently. They are
good with children, make excellent watchdogs and all
things considered, a nice companion dog to have.
Dog: 24 - 26 in. (61 - 66 cm) at withers.
Bitch: 22 - 24 in. (56 - 61 cm) at withers.
Weight: 60 - 65 lb. (27.3 - 29.5 kg).
Trainability: Very high.
Life Expectancy: 10 - 12 years.
Groenendael - Belgian Shepherd Dog
Formerly known as the Belgian Sheepdog