Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois)

Large Size

Moderate shedding

Not good for first time owners

The Laekenois takes its name from the Laeken Chateau residence of Queen Marie Henriette, who had a particular soft spot for this variety of Belgian Shepherd.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

The armed services.

Not the best for ...

The average pet owner. Like all Belgian Shepherds, the Laekenois thrives in a working environment.

Aliases

None

Cross between

None

Origin

Belgium

Size

Large
Large - but would still fit in a small car

Exercise Needs

High (Two hours or more)
Without sufficient mental and physical exercise will probably do the wall of death around the living room!

Coat

Short and curly
Natural good looks, won't keep growing like a hedge.

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

13 years

Good first dog?

No

HOW IT WORKS

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