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Belgian Laekenois Training

belgian laekenois trainingBelgian Laekenois Training and Temperament
The Belgian Laekenois is an intelligent and obedient dog with strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs firm, but sensitive training. If you are over strict they will become uncooperative. Good for working and obedience trials.

As with all dogs, Belgian Laekenois training should be started as a puppy. To prevent behavioral problems later in life, training should follow a recognized training regime.

Either enroll in a certified local dog training school or read this.

First Impressions
Shaggy sheep dog.

The History Of The Belgian Shepherd
One of the Belgian Shepherds is also known as Laekenois. They originated in Belgium during the 1200's.

The Belgian Laekenois is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdogs. Since 1959 in America the AKC has recognized the Groenendael, Malinois and Tervuren as separate breeds, but has not recognized the Laekenois.

Description Of The Belgian Shepherd
The breeds average height for dogs is 24 - 26 inches and bitches 22 - 24 inches. They weigh from 55 - 65 pounds.

The Laekenois's 2” long wiry coat and fringes on the head give this shepherd a shaggy, woolly look. Similar in size and body type to the other Belgian Sheepdogs. Colors include a range from fawn to mahogany with a black overlay.

Coat & Grooming
The rough, wiry coat of the Laekenois needs to be trimmed about twice a year, depending upon the quality of the coat. Avoid close trimming. Use a coarse-toothed comb for grooming. Bathe only when necessary to avoid removal of the natural waterproofing of the coat. This breed sheds little to no hair. 

Temperament and Belgian Laekenois Training
The Belgian Laekenois is an intelligent and obedient dog with strong protective and territorial instincts. This breed needs firm, but sensitive training. If you are over strict they will become uncooperative. Good for working and obedience trials.

As with all dogs, Belgian Laekenois training should be started as a puppy. To prevent behavioral problems later in life, training should follow a recognized training regime.

Either enroll in a certified local dog training school or read this.

Life Expectancy and Health
The average life span for a Belgian Shepherd is around 12-14 years.

This hardy breed has no major health concerns.

A few reported instances of: eye problems, excessive shyness, excessive aggressiveness and occasionally seen hip dysplasia and elbow dysplasia..

Please read our page on health problems by clicking here.

Preferred Environment and Exercise Requirements
The Belgian Laekenois will be fine living in an apartment if it is sufficiently exercised. Moderately active indoors and would prefer an average size yard. They prefers cool climates, but will adapt. They can live outdoors.

They require a lot of exercise, preferably off the leash in a safe area.

For More Information on the Belgian Shepherd
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