meet theBelgian Sheepdog


Training &Temperament

They are highly trainable herders famed for versatility and work ethic. The Belgian Sheepdog is a sensitive, intelligent, high-energy dog and is happiest with an owner who can give him plenty of jobs to do. This breed gets along with gentle children, and will thrive in either country or suburban living if exercise is readily available. This is also a protective breed, and his intelligence and train-ability make him an excellent watch dog.

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Did You Know?

The Belgian Sheepdog has its origin in the late 1800’s when it was listed as the Chien de Berger de Races Continentales (Continental Shepherds), a group that includes GSD’s, Hollander Herders, Beauceron, Bouviers, and Briards.

In the late 1800's, efforts were made to propagate a "Belgian" for nationalistic purposes, resulting in the Club du Chien de Berger Belge (Belgian Shepherd Club), a group that eventually fostered the rise of the Belgian Sheepdog.

The longhaired black Belgian Shepherds primarily owe their existence to Nicolas Rose, who purchased what are considered to be the foundation couple of the Belgian Sheepdog.

colors & Markings

Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.


Description Desc. Standard Colors Std. Colors Registration Code Reg. Code
Black 007
Black & White 019
Black & Cream 010
Brown 061
Fawn 082
Fawn & Black 083
Gray 100
Gray & Black 101
Sable 164
Silver 176
Silver & Black 177
Wolfgray & Black 228


Description Desc. Standard Markings Std. Markings Registration Code Reg. Code
Black Mask 004
Spotted 021
White Markings 014