What kind of dog is a Belgian Sheepdog?

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What kind of dog is a Belgian Sheepdog?

The Belgian sheepdog, also known as the Groenendael, is one of four varieties of Belgians all named for Belgian villages: Groenendael, Laekenois, Mechelar (Malinois) and Tervuren. Belgian sheepdogs go back to the 1880s when these dogs (with German shepherds, French shepherds and Dutch shepherds) were called continental shepherd dogs.

Where do we breed Belgian Sheepdogs in NC?

We are a small hobby kennel in Raleigh, North Carolina. Belgian Sheepdogs we bred compete in Agility, Showring, Obedience, Rally, Herding, Tracking, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving and Lure Coursing. We strive to breed healthy family dogs with sound temperament and preserve the versatility of the breed. New Champion! Bf Chasing the Wind aka Toby

Do you need to train a Belgian Sheepdog?

He needs extensive socialization from an early age and firm but not harsh training. Unless you are working in a protection sport, you do not need to give your Belgian any protection training as it will come naturally to them. Belgian sheepdogs make excellent pets for the right homes.

Can a Belgian Sheepdog live in an apartment?

The Belgian sheepdog can live in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. He is moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. He prefers cool climates but readily adapts well to others.

What kind of yard does a Belgian Sheepdog need?

The Belgian Sheepdog would do best with at least an average sized yard but is given proper exercise, can do well without one. Long brisk walks are required if this breed is to live without a yard. This breed does best when off lead in a safe and fenced in area.

What kind of job does a Belgian Sheepdog do?

This breed has very strong protective instincts and does well as a guard dog. Attentive, alert, loving, and smart, the Belgian Sheepdog requires firm socialization at an early age as they tend to be very protective of their owners and territory.

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