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Belgian Sheepdog

Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 75 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Health Problems: Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Origin: Belgium

Also Known As: Continental Shepherd, Groenendael

Group: Herding

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Belgian Sheepdog will need daily brisk exercise and room to roam.

Grooming Needs

Long-haired dogs need brushed several times a week. Brush your Belgian Sheepdog daily during shedding season.


The Belgian Sheepdog is friendly, affectionate, alert and protective.

Compatibility with Kids

While very family oriented, these dogs can be territorial and are best socialized with children and other animals at a young age.


A working farm dog selectively bred for its long black coat since 1893.

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