Know about Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)

 

Introduction

The Groenendael is a member of the rustic group. They were at first used for herding farm animals, nowadays they are used as companions and as watchdogs.

The Groenendael is a dog that is comprise in the Belgian Shepherd breed. In the United States it is usually known by the name Belgian Sheepdog. The Groenendael is known by all the major kennel clubs.

Groenendael Dog

 

Like all Belgium Shepherd dog, the Groenendael is a average sized, square proportioned, hard-working race of dog in the sheep dog ancestors. The Groenendael is acknowledged by its unique black coat.

 

History

The north of England is the origin of Bedlington Terrier. They were used as game hunters by the gypsies. Breeders claim the Bedlington was initially known as the Rothbury or Northumberland Terrier and was probably developed from the cross breeding of Dandie Dinmont with Otter Hounds Terriers. In early 1800s when the breeders from Bedlington introduced Whippet bloodlines to amplify the breed’s speed that the terrier cross we know today was produced. It’s said that initially, Terriers worked down in the mines of Bedlington as ratters and they were also used as pit fighters and game sporting partners. The Bedlington terrier is one of 27 kinds of terriers in Australia but is still quite rare, with only 70 of this breed at present being documented with the ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council).

 

Description

The Groenendael should be sporty, physically powerful, magnificent, rustic, and balanced in looks. It should appear natural. Its fur should be plentiful, but never look as though it would slow down the dog’s working capability in any way. The color is black, with tiny white markings on the chest. When being shown, its handler should never force it into position ideally the handler should not have to make contact with the dog at all.

Groenendael Dog

 

Size

The Groenendael should be 24 to 26 inches (60–66 centimeters) in length at the withers for males, and for females 22 to 24 inches (56–62 centimeters). The weight should be roughly 55 to 66 lb (25–30 kilograms) for males, and 44-55 lb (20–25 kilograms) for females.

 

Coat

The Groenendael has a bulky, twofold coat. The consistency should be hard and thick, never woolly, silky, tightly curled, fine, or thin. The basecoat should be dense and profuse.

 

Care

The Bedlington requires exercise in a safe place, daily. Bedlington’s need of work out can be met with a long walk or energetic romp. This breed should not live outside and the fur needs combing once or twice in a week and need scissoring to shape the fur every other month.

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