The Belgian Shepherd, known also as the Belgian Sheepdog, hails from Belgium, originally bred for herding. Today, it's utilized in diverse roles like police work and search and rescue, showcasing its agility and intelligence. This breed includes different variants: the Groenendael (long-haired), Laekenois (wire-haired), Malinois (short-haired), and Tervuren, noted for their black or fawn-to-mahogany coats. Belgian Shepherds are robust, active dogs, requiring mental stimulation and physical exercise due to their work-intensive background. Their distinct coat types, responsive nature, and protective instincts make them suitable for dedicated, active owners.
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