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Belgian Laekenois


The Belgian Laekenois is the rarest of the four Belgian Sheepdog breeds. It is a brilliant and obedient dog. They have a lifespan of about 12-14 years. The average Belgian Laekenois weighs about 26 kgs. It is a very territorial dog with strong protective instincts. If not well socialized they tend to grow to be shy and sensitive.

Adult Size

  • Medium

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Normally

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Comfortable Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Herding Group

Coat Length

  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Rough Coat
  • Wooly Coat


  • Black
  • Red
  • Tan


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 21-23″
  • 24-26″

Full Grown Weight

  • 41-45lbs
  • 46-50lbs
  • 51-55lbs
  • 56-60lbs
  • 61-65lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

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