Belgian Shepherd Laekenois

  • SIZE: 5
  • GROOMING:: 9
  • EXERCISE NEEDS: 9
  • GOOD WITH DOGS: 7
  • WATCHDOG: 9
  • BREED: Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
  • COLOR(S):Reddish brown to dark brown with black overlap and black shading on the tail and muzzle.

DESCRIPTION

 Identified by a rough and wiry coat, the Laekenois Belgian Shepherd dog is not widely recognized beyond their native country. They are the only breed of Belgian Sheepdogs that are not recognized by the AKC in the US. 

TEMPERAMENT

 The Laekenois breed is characterized by attentive, obedient and loyal shepherd dogs. 

GROOMING

 The wiry coat of the Laekenois should be combed and brushed daily. This important step needs to be combined with the clipping out of matted hair that can form in the ruff and on their legs. Hair between their toes and on their outer ears should also be clipped when needed. Laekenois Belgian Shepherds will shed bi-annually and should only be bathed when necessary. 

HEALTH

 Several health problems are known to this breed including hip dysplasia, epilepsy and eye problems. These dogs may also experience excessive shyness. 

EXERCISE

 Like the other Belgian Shepherd breeds, the Laekenois is a working dog who needs a lot of exercise. They should be run off leash as much as possible. 

TRAINING

 Early obedience training will help prevent Laekenois puppies from developing a harsh temper. 

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