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Breed: Belgian Sheepdog
Country of Origin: 19th century Belgium
AKC Group: Herding
Function: Herding, tracking
Life Span: 10-14 years
Appearance: Muscular, athletic
Color: Black
Coat Type: Shedding, medium-long
Grooming: Brush as needed
Height: 22-26 inches
Weight: 55-80 pounds
Activity Level: High
Watch Dog: Yes
Protection: Yes
Intelligence: High
Trainability: Medium-high
Good With Children: Usually
Good With Pets: High prey drive
Good With Strangers: Suspicious
Character: Watchful, territorial, sensitive
Home Environment: Tall fenced yard
Best Owner: Firm, patient
Potential Problems:  
Behavior: Overprotective, fear biting, territorial
Physical: Hip dysplasia
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