Belgian Sheepdog Breed Profile



Personality

The Belgian Sheepdog is a very alert and watchful breed of dog. They are protective, as well as playful, not to mention they are highly intelligent and extremely independent.

Family/Child Friendly

Belgian Sheepdogs are good with familiar children and family. Always supervise when unfamiliar children are nearby. Horseplay and chase games are not recommended with this breed of dog.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 10 to 12 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 40 to 75 lbs.

Common Diseases

Fortuneately, this breed of dog has relatively few diseases. The diseases and conditions that are prone to this breed of dog are only epilepsy and skin allergies.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with extreme patience on part of the owner. This breed of dog is an average shedder, so be sure to brush atleast every other day.

Best Owner Combatibility

This breed of dog are not for the apartment or condo dweller, nor are they for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has lots of love and attention to give and a huge yard to play in.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. The average cost for one of these dogs is around $800. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog can be aggressive with unfamiliar children and other strangers. This breed of dog needs to be socialized early on for them to get along with other pets in the household.

Noise Factor

Will warn if strangers approach. That being said, they make really good guard dogs.



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