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Breed Details



The most rare of Belgium s four sheepdog varieties , the Belgian Shepherd Laekenois was named for the Belgian city of the same name. Like the other Belgian sheepdog breeds, it was also used as a herder and police dog. The Belgian Laekenois is a light, graceful, square-built dog and is a friendly companion.

Breed Standards

Appearance: The breed is covered in a harsh, wiry coat that comes in different aspects of shades It has a flat-topped head with a long muzzle, black nose and triangle-shaped ears that point straight up. Its dark brown eyes have a watchful expression. The Laekenois has a thick neck, level back and a low-hanging tail. Overall, the Belgian Laekenois has a handsomely shaggy look.
Coat and Color: Harsh, wiry, dry and not curly. The length is about 6 cms (2.5 inches) all over the body. The color is a reddish fawn with black shading.

Canine Coat and Nose Color Test
Belgian Shepherd Club of Canada
Canadian Kennel Club
American Kennel Club
Belgian Shepherd Canada's Guide to Dogs