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Breed:

Belgian Sheepdog

Group (AKC):
Waffle

(ok, just kidding. Herding)
Country of Origin19th century Belgium
Type of coatblack, shedding, medium-long, straight, full, soft undercoat.
Groomingbrush as needed, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height22-26 inches
Average weight55-80 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogyes, good potential
Protectionyes
Intelligencehigh
TrainabilityBe persistent, patient, do not push.
Compatibility with childrenusually good, may not tolerate children's friends, no roughhousing, no chase games
Characteractive, watchful, attentive, intelligent, territorial, sensitive
Ideal home environmenthouse with a tall fenced yard (These dogs are extremely agile).
Ideal owneractive, firm, patient leader with time to train, exercise, and socialize
Suggestions:early obedience training and socialization
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