Belgian Shepherd Breeds

The Belgian Malinois is used primarily as a working dog for police work, protection, odor detection and search and rescue. They live up to 12 years and have a very high amount of energy. Malinois are a part of 4 separate breeds of Belgian Shepherd. The other breeds in the Belgian Shepherd group are the Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Laekenois and Groenendael.

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As a highly intelligent and active working shepherd, the Belgian Tervuren requires an extremely active and challenging lifestyle to thrive. The breed is often recognized by its think and long coat, usually various shades of brown and black, and with a distinctive collar of fur around the neck, more prominent in males. They are well suited for competitions involving agility and sheep herding. Although eager to work, these dogs aren't all about it - they have also been known to keep their owners on their feet with a clever and sometimes mischievous sense of humor.

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