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A popular sheepdog around the world, the Groenendael is valued for its versatility as a working dog, police dog, farm dog and companion.. Overall, the Belgian Shepherd Groenendael exudes strength without stockiness. The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael is a loyal, friendly and affectionate pal and is a dependable watchdog.

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Appearance:The Belgian Shepherd Groenendael is a light, graceful, square-built dog covered in a long, straight, solid-black coat. It has a powerful, flat-topped head with a pointed muzzle, black nose and triangle-shaped ears that point straight up. Its dark brown eyes have an alert and clever expression. The Groenendael has a thick neck, level back and a low-hanging tail.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Canada
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club