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Laekenois

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Laekenois





UK KC Classification Pastoral
Country of Origin Belgium
Date of Origin Middle Ages/1800s
Height 56 - 66 cm (22 - 26 inches)
Weight 27.5 - 28.5 Kgs (61 - 63 lbs)
Life Expectancy 12 - 14 Yrs

Main Characteristics


Laekenois are square proportioned, hard working dogs. They have a distinctive, harsh coat that is fawn in colour.

Temperament

Laekenois are active, alert, intelligent dogs.

Suitability


If you are considering a Laekenois as a pet, consider the following points:
They are usually ok with children
They are suitable for urban living
They thrive in cold climates
They are easy to obedience train
They usually make good watch dogs

Interesting Facts

Laekenois are also known as:
Belgian Laekenois
Chien de Berger Belge
Laekense
Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laeken)

Belgian Shepherd Dog (also known as the Belgian Sheepdog or Chien de Berger Belge) can refer to four varieties of dog:
Tervueren
Groenendael
Laekenois
Malinois

Laekenois are the most rare of the four breeds of Belgian Shepherd Dog.
 


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