At A Glance

Size: Large

Weight: 55 - 75 lbs.

Height: 21" - 26"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

Belgian Sheepdog

Also know as: Continental Shepherd, Groenendael

Group: Herding

Origin: Belgium

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: A working farm dog selectively bred for its long black coat since 1893.

Temperament / Behavior
The Belgian Sheepdog is friendly, affectionate, alert and protective.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Excellent health record. No known hereditary conditions.

Special Needs
Exercise: The Belgian Sheepdog will need daily brisk exercise and room to roam.

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


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