Get to know the Belgian Shepherd Groenendael
All you need to know about the breed
The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael is quite the dog: Highly intelligent with a focused yet pleasant manner, this is a breed with a long tradition of herding who thrives in the role. This natural-born instinct means running around isn’t just fun for the Groenendael, it’s a requirement.
The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael has staked their claim as a guard dog extraordinaire, bursting with energy that should be met with daily sojourns or true work on a farm or ranch. Not an apartment dweller for sure, small spaces would drive the breed bonkers. A suburban dwelling can work but make sure any outdoor space for this breed is well-fenced in. The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael is possibly not a breed for first-time dog owners - not that they’re hard to handle, but just a handful.
Their other outstanding asset is a super shiny coat that’s should be exclusively black, with the occasional smattering of white patches on their chest, feet, chin, and muzzle. Be forewarned: Seasonal shedding of those beautiful tresses - twice a year - will happen. Just make sure to have a good grooming brush at the ready.
Not huge fans of a lot of alone time, Belgian Shepherd Groenendaels possess an unbending devotion to their owners. This regal breed is a people-pleaser for sure.
2 facts about Belgian Shepherd Groenendaels
Things to look out for
From specific breed traits to a general health overview, here are some interesting facts about your Belgian Shepherd Groenendael