Good with Kids:
The Groenendael is also called Belgian shepherd dog. The principal breeder of this type was Monsieur Rose of Groenendael, whose stock was all descended from a single pair, Petite and Picard DâUccle along with breeds like the Lakenios, the Malinois and the Tervueren.
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Large Dog Breeds
The groenendael s are very energetic, alert, intelligent, eager to work, very lively, and attentive. They like to be close to their owner in the home.
Herding Dog breeds
The shoulder height is about 64cm (24.5in) for dogs and 58cm (22.5in) for bitches.
Dog 25â30 kgBitches 20â25 kg
They get on well with their own kind, cats, and other pets provided they have met them when young. So long as children treat them well, they present no problem with children.
The Groenendael has a long-hair coat with an undercoat. Groenendael Belgian Shepherds are black with perhaps some white on the chest and feet.
It is not advisable to brush or comb these dogs too much since this can damage the under layer of the coat. During moulting use a coarse-toothed comb to make the coat more respectable in appearance.
They learn quickly and react well to the voice of the handler. Hitting and screaming is both unnecessary and likely to have an adverse effect. A gentle but determined hand works wonders with them. They are suitable for various types of sports, particularly agility competitions, and fly-ball.
It is a graceful looking dog with black long-hair coat and undercoat. The come with long snout with well-balanced head showing a mane on the neck towards the shoulders. It has close resemblance to other shepherd dogs like the German shepherd.