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Breed Standards for the Belgian Sheepdog

 

 

General Appearance:

The Belgian Sheepdog is an elegant, square-proportioned dog that is alert and agile with proud carriage.

 

 

Head:

Almond-shaped eyes, Moderate stop, Flat skull, Stiff, erect ears in the shape of a triangle.

 

 

Tail:

Raised with slight curve when dog is moving, held low when at rest

 

 

Color:

Black

 

 

Size:

Weight:  60 – 65 lb

Height:   male:  24 – 26”;  female:  22- 24”

 

 

Coat:

It has an extremely dense undercoat along with an outer coat of abundant guard hairs that are long, well-fitting, and straight. 

 

 

Temperament:

A playful, alert, watchful and protective dog.  It is very independent and intelligent.


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