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What kind of dog is a Belgian Sheepdog?

What kind of dog is a Belgian Sheepdog?

The Groenendael, or Belgian Sheepdog is a very active, loyal and lively breed of dog. They are smart, they are intuitive, and they problem solve with the best of them. What it mainly means for this breed is that they are not a ‘leave at home for 8+ hours a day with a walk on the weekends’ type of dog.

What kind of job does a Belgian Sheepdog do?

This breed has very strong protective instincts and does well as a guard dog. Attentive, alert, loving, and smart, the Belgian Sheepdog requires firm socialization at an early age as they tend to be very protective of their owners and territory.

How many members of Parliament are there in Belgium?

In the Chamber of Representatives, the 150 representatives are directly elected by universal suffrage. The number of representatives was cut from 212 members under the previous system to 150 members now.

What kind of yard does a Belgian Sheepdog need?

The Belgian Sheepdog would do best with at least an average sized yard but is given proper exercise, can do well without one. Long brisk walks are required if this breed is to live without a yard. This breed does best when off lead in a safe and fenced in area.

The Belgian sheepdog, also known as the Groenendael, is one of four varieties of Belgians all named for Belgian villages: Groenendael, Laekenois, Mechelar (Malinois) and Tervuren. Belgian sheepdogs go back to the 1880s when these dogs (with German shepherds, French shepherds and Dutch shepherds) were called continental shepherd dogs.

Can a Belgian Sheepdog live in an apartment?

The Belgian sheepdog can live in an apartment if sufficiently exercised. He is moderately active indoors and will do best with at least an average-sized yard. He prefers cool climates but readily adapts well to others.

Do you need to train a Belgian Sheepdog?

He needs extensive socialization from an early age and firm but not harsh training. Unless you are working in a protection sport, you do not need to give your Belgian any protection training as it will come naturally to them. Belgian sheepdogs make excellent pets for the right homes.

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