The Belgian Shepherd is a true working dog. Developed in Belgium in the late 1800's, this breed is highly intelligent and excels at activities like obedience, search and rescue, herding and tracking. Belgian Shepherds are strong, sensitive and active, and make great watchdogs as they tend to be protective of their loved ones. They thrive when given plenty of exercise and a job to do.
The elegance and high energy of the Belgian make him an excellent choice for agility, herding, and obedience competitions.
The Belgian Shepherd is one of four varieties of shepherd dogs developed in Belgium during the late 1800s. The other three are the Malinois, Tervuren, and the Laekenois.