Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)
The Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) is a breed of dog, now and then classified as a range of the Belgian Shepherd Dog rather than as a separate breed. This breed is not fully documented in the United State. Although, they can be shown in Britain, Canada, Australia, and all the way through Europe, along with all three of the personally correlated breeds which share a inheritance with the Laekenois, the Tervuren, the Groenendael, and the Malinois.
The Belgian Shepherd breed was authoritatively created around 1891 when the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club was established. Until 1901 the breed was not officially documented even though the club being formed and the initial breed standard being written in 1892. The official acknowledgment was given when the breed was recorded in the studbooks of the Royal Saint-Hubert Society. Belgium these days recognizes the four variations as one breed. In some non-FCI countries, they are considered as different breeds.
Like all Belgium Shepherd dog, the Groenendael is an average sized, square proportioned, hard-working race of dog in the sheep dog ancestors. The Laekenois is acknowledged by its unique black and white coat, intermixed so as to give a tweedy look. Most kennel clubs’ principles allow for black shading, principally in muzzle and tail, representing the existence of Melantheistic mask gene.
The Belgian Shepherd is a average to big sized, well-balanced dog. They have a strong body, arched forehead, a long square-cut muzzle, a black ears and nose which are sharp and erect. The extended haired variations have a dense, twofold coat. Its height from the ground level to top of the withers is equal to its full length. The paws are like cat.
Belgian Shepherds should have height approximately 56 to 66 centimeters at the withers and weigh in between 22 to 28 kilograms. Female of this breed are usually smaller than males and should look noticeably feminine. A healthy Belgian Shepherd should be estimated to live around 13 to 16 years
These are alert and energetic dogs with a need for plenty of work out, this breed should not be considered as a pet if they are to be left at home all day or they will become fed up and negative. They need solid leadership, daily training and continual guidance and companionship, or they may become tricky to handle. The Belgian Shepherd is an energetic dog with a eager mental capacity and the ability to learn quickly. Mental stimulation is necessary, mainly if they come from a working line. Be cautious when introducing this dog to other pet animals. If socialized correctly at a young age there should not be any trouble.