Thinking about purchasing an Belgian Laekenois? Then read our breed profile including a brief description, information on height, weight, color, coat, temperament, grooming, activity and history. Purchasing a new puppy is a commitment that may last ten or more years so please educate yourself on the Belgian Laekenois breed, including all stages of their life from puppy hood to older dog.
Ask yourself will I be a good owner? Do I have the time it takes to train a new puppy? Do I have the resources to give my new dog a rewarding life. Do I have a local veterinarian that I can take my new dog to? Do I have a groomer or can I do the grooming myself on a regular basis. Fundamental requirements for a being a good Belgian Laekenois owner;
Before making a purchase talk to the breeder, ask them many questions about their dogs and the breed in general. A good breeder will teach you about the Belgian Laekenois and they will have many questions for you about your home and life style and if this breed is suited for you and your family.
Questions you may want to ask an Belgian Laekenois Breeder:
It is recommended that you sign a contract with the breeder so that there will be no misunderstandings on the arrangements made. Then bring home your new Belgian Laekenois and enjoy as "there is no greater love then a dog's devotion."
Belgian Laekenois Breed Profile
The Laekenois is one of the Belgian shepherd dogs, but is not widely recognized outside their homeland. In the US they are the only Belgian Shepherd Dog not recognized by the AKC. Laekenois are identified by their rough and wiry coat.
22 - 26 inches
fawn with black shading, principally on muzzle and tail.
are obedient, loyal
Watch-dog: Very High
Belgian Laekenois Care and Training: Daily combing and brushing of the Laekenois coat is important. Clip out mats that form particularly in the ruff and on the legs. Clip hair from between their toes and on the outer ears. Bathe only when necessary. Shedding is bi-annually. they are a working dog and needs a lot of exercise, preferably off the leash as much as possible. Early training will prevent puppies from developing a sharp temper.
Learning Rate: Very High, Obedience - Very High, Problem Solving - High. Overbearing training techniques may encourage fear-biting.
Belgian Laekenois Health Issues: Epilepsy, excessive shyness, eye problems, hip dysplasia
Life Span: 12 - 14 years
Country of Origin:
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