Dedicated, affectionate, and highly social, this medium breed has been around since the early Middle Ages. While there were once as many as eight varieties, today there are four, named for region of origin and distinctive coloring. As a working dog, they do not tolerate idleness or isolation well. They are best suited to an inclusive environment, where exercise and activity is the norm.
1. Belgian Sheepdogs 101 – Information, Personality and Characteristics
2. Belgian Sheepdog Temperament and Training
3. Belgian Sheepdog Diet and Feeding
Belgian Sheepdog Diet
Puppies: Low Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Adults: High Fat (~16%), High Fiber (15%), Medium Moisture (13%), 94% Dry Matter, (3800 Kcal)
Belgian Sheepdog Weight
Belgian Sheepdogs generally gain: 2 Pounds per week until 26 weeks old.
Hip dysplasia is a common problem with Belgian Sheepdogs. Make sure your dog isn’t overweight.
A Belgian Sheepdog with healthy weight will not have any ribs visible. You should be able to run your hands along their side and feel the indivgidual ribs.
*All target numbers are approximate averages. Every dog’s dietary needs and weights will be different. Take into account pregnant or nursing dogs.