The Belgian Sheepdog is an average-sized (26” tall) dog, and an extremely versatile worker, excelling as herding dogs, search and rescue dogs, ambulance, war dogs, therapy dogs, and of course wonderful companions. He is highly intelligent and trainable and thrives with families who provide him with regular jobs to do. Loyal and protective, the Belgian Sheepdog is also excellent with children (especially when raised from puppyhood), though as always, parental supervision is a must. His long hair requires weekly brushing at a minimum. Keywords: Herding, guardian, worker
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.