Header Logo

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Breed Information Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

General Description

Medium sized dog with long, black hair. They may occasionally have white hair on their chest and feet.

General Health

This is a hardy breed. There are no major health problems.

Hereditary Illnesses

Occasionally hip and elbow dysplasia

Character and Temperament

This breed is very intelligent and quick to learn. They require mental stimulation as they can become destructive if they get bored. They make great companions and want to join in all the time. You will need to be an experienced owner to control these dogs and it is always a good idea to get advice from a breeder. Their temperaments vary widely.

Food

No special requirements. Be careful not to overfeed this breed, they can get obese.

Exercise

Long daily walks. Belgium Shepherd Dogs need mental stimulation as well as physical.

Grooming

They have a long straight, heavy outer coat that would require daily brushing and combing, extra care when the dog is shedding.

Origin

Groenendael is the area of Belgium that they originated from. Initially they were used for herding livestock.

Other_info

During the war they were used to search for wounded soldiers.

Stats

Average Dog Size

24-26

Average Dog Weight

60-62

Average Bitch Size

22-24

Average Bitch Weight

60-62

Average Litter Size

8

Average Life Expectancy

12-14


This website uses cookies. If you agree to our Privacy & Cookies Policy, please click here.