A guardian of livestock (and linen!) and a messenger during both World Wars, the Belgian Laekenois always serves with distinction. He is an intelligent dog, both protective and affectionate toward his family. Like all working dogs, he requires daily activities and exercise. His distinctive course coat requires regular brushing and bathing when necessary. Keywords: Herding Dog, Working, Guardian
Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.
Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.
The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.