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2011 Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)
10 year old Groenendael
The Groenendael should be athletic, strong, imposing, rustic, and balanced in appearance. It should look natural, never as though it has been prepared just for the show ring. Its coat should be profuse, but never look as though it would inhibit the dog’s working ability in any way. The colour is always black, with small white markings being allowed on the chest. When being shown, its handler should never have to force it into position; ideally the handler should not have to touch the dog at all.
The Groenendael should be 24-26 in. (60–66 cm) at the withers for males, and 22-24 in (56–62 cm) for females. The weight should be approximately 25 – 30 kg for males, and 20 – 25 kg for females.
The groenendael has a thick, double coat. The texture should be hard and dense, never woolly, silky, frizzy, fine, or wiry. The undercoat should be thick and profuse. In conformation shows, dogs without an undercoat are heavily penalized.
A Groenendael at 4 months
Beautiful Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael):
The Groenendael is (very) intelligent, active, loyal and quietly affectionate. Groenendaels are not a breed for the faint of heart. However for those who have plenty of time, energy, confidence and love, they are wonderful friends. Training and socializing is essential. They are wary of strangers and protective. They love children as long as they are introduced to them at an early age. The Groenendael bonds deeply to its people and cannot live outdoors or in a kennel. It needs to spend time with its family every day and may experience separation anxiety if left alone for long periods of time.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) Image:
The body of the Belgian Sheepdog is well muscled, with tight skin and a squarely proportioned body. The overall size of the head should be in proportion with the body. The top of the skull is flattened rather than rounded. The muzzle is moderately pointed with a moderate stop. The lips should be tight. The dog’s bite should be either even or scissors. The medium sized, almond-shaped eyes are brown. The erect ears are triangle in shape and in proportion to the head. The legs are parallel, straight and strong. The feathered tail is strong at the base with the tailbone reaching the hock. The dewclaws are usually removed. The feet are cat-like in shape. The weather-resistant coat is moderately long, with a ruff of fur around the neck and extra feathering on the legs, tail and underneath the body. The coat color is black, either solid or with a small amount of white on the chest, chin or toes.
New Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael):
Belgian Sheepdog, also known as Belgian Shepherd dog, represents an extremely agile dog. It is highly alert and is known for its intelligence and obedience. It makes a great companion for family members. Since the canine has the basic herding instinct, it is extra-ordinarily good in guarding the family. The breed is highly affectionate and does best in a country environment. Belgian Sheepdog has an intense protective instinct and makes a great watchdog for the home. Read further to know more details about the history, appearance, personality, diseases and grooming of the dog breed.
Belgian Shepherd dog is native to Belgium. The dog was bred for the purpose of guarding and herding sheep. Presently, it has four varieties, namely Laekenois, Groenendael, malinois and Tervuren.
Belgian Shepherd dog has a musculoskeletal structure that almost resembles the popular German Shepherd, except for its hind legs. The dog has a domed forehead with black muzzles and fully erect ears. It has hair all around the body. The face and legs of this canine are covered with much shorter hair than the other parts of its body.
Belgian Sheepdog is a highly energetic dog that enjoys being at work always. It is agile, alert and smart. The dog needs to be trained to be social at a very tender age. It has a strong territorial sense and is very protective towards its owners and territory. Belgian Shepherd dog works well with children and under proper training, can also prove tolerant to other pets in the house. However, it shows aggressive behavior towards other dogs. The breed has a distinct character of nipping at ankles. It still shows a strong herding instinct. The canine is extremely obedient and is known for its high level of intelligence. Belgian Sheepdog makes an excellent watchdog. It is suspicious towards strangers, but becomes highly social once it becomes acquainted.
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael):
The Groenendael is recognized by all major kennel clubs. In the United States it is recognized under the name Belgian Shepherd Dog. Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Groenendael is a medium-sized, hard-working, square-proportioned breed of dog in the sheepdog family. The Groenendael is recognized by its distinctive black coat. The Groenendael is a long-coated solid black dog with a profuse collarette of hair around the neck. This is some pictures of Belgian Shepherd Dog.