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Belgian Shepherd - Laekenois

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Belgian Shepherd - Laekenois profile

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Lifespan: 12-14 Years

Avg height: 56-66cm

Avg weight: 20-30kg

Coat type: Wiry, wooly rough-coated.

Coat colours: Brown and white mix creating a 'tweedy' appearance.

Originally bred for: Herding sheep, used as a messenger in First and Second World War.

Breed traits: Lively, energetic, alert, active, watchful, protective.

 

A little about the Belgian Shepherd - Laekenois

 

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is rare because it comes in four varieties: the Laekenois, the Groenendael, the Malinois, and the Tervuren. They all have different coats and originated in slightly different areas of Belgium. Bred to herd sheep, they have strong protective instincts and need large amounts of exercise and training. However, they love being part of family activities and can be a loyal companion.

 

 

BELGIAN SHEPHERD LAEKENOIS HEALTH INFORMATION

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois may be predisposed to the following conditions: Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Pannus and Haemangiosarcoma.