The elegant Belgian Sheepdog has a striking, medium-length black coat, pointed muzzle, alert ears, and a protective personality. They were originally bred for herding sheep in Belgium. Their beautiful black coats are straight and long, giving them a graceful look. They are strong, muscular, and learn very quickly. Due to their high energy levels, they require an owner who enjoys a moderate to high amount of daily exercise- such as running and hiking. Belgian Sheepdogs are happiest with an outlet for their high intelligence and energy.
Common Health Conditions
The Belgian Sheepdog is a fairly healthy breed, but some diseases are slightly more prevalent:
- Belgian Sheepdogs suffer from minor issues such as skin allergies.
- All kinds of worms and bugs can invade your Belgian Sheepdog’s body- for example, parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, and worms can irritate the skin and ears.
- There are a few different types of stones that can form in the kidney or in the bladder.