Belgian Shepherd Laekenois
Bélgica FCI 15

Pastor Belga Laekenois

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois is the dog more former pastor and the rarest variety of Belgian Shepherd.

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois is a dog inside the 4 varieties in which divided the Belgian Shepherd. Laekenois is named after the suburb of Laeken, located in the Belgian city of Brussels where was selected.

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois originated as a sheep herding dog at the Royal Castle of Laeken.

In addition to his pastoral leadership, This dog was used as a guard dog for example, When the shepherds put to dry clothes the Sun, the Laekenois Belgian Shepherd was in charge of guarding her.

Although it is not one of roles than most proud can feel the human being, It was also used as Messenger dog during the first and the second world war. I lead this paragraph as well because we have enough information of what the dogs throughout our history have suffered, at some stinking date.

Until the advent of dog shows in the year 1900, the four varieties could indiscriminately mix, in those days there were no classifications as are now.

It is very complicated to try to delve into the history of the Belgian Shepherd Laekenois variety because the four varieties share one story common, with different but common avatars.

What we do know is that the Belgian Shepherd Laekenois, In addition to be considered the oldest breed of dog is the rarest variety within the Belgian shepherds dog breed.

Anyway, If someone wants to deepen in the history of these precious dogs, You can read the entry dedicated to the race Belgian Shepherd.

Physical characteristics

Along with the Malinois, Groenendael and the Tervuren share a single standard and only differs in the type, length and color of hair.

Like all Belgian shepherds, the Laekenois is an of medium-sized and proportionately square.

It's a dog of harmonious proportion and rustic air. In comparison with the German Shepherd, for example, is more agile, Lightweight and small.

They have the ears triangular and rigid, the tail It is long and usually take it fall when it is at rest and when action, in high.

The eyes in, the four varieties, Belgian Shepherd are small and dark.

The most significant characteristic of the Laekenois, is your hard, tawny fur, pretty hairy and with out aspect.

The the mantle Brown intermingled with black but configuring a homogeneous color (carborane Brown). The majority of canine clubs most prestigious support within the standard black shading something leading in the muzzle and tail.

Also, supports a small white patch on the chest and should be darker mask.

Finally insist, insofar as physical and structural characteristics, the four varieties share standard and he only thing that differ radically is in the type of mantle.

In so far as the temperament, If there are certain differences but not significant.

Character and skills

The Laekenois Belgian Shepherd is a dog lively, always alert, obedient and very fell. He is brave, Intelligent.

In its country of origin, in general, Belgian Shepherd dogs, they tend to be used as a police dog. But today, they have gained much popularity as a family dog.

Within the family, is a dog playful and joyful always seek contact with the children, She loves.

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois, they can compete in agility, obedience, show, Flyball, tracking, and it can be trained to compete in herding trials.

But of the four varieties, to be the dog that has the least spectacular mantle, Everytime unimportant in contests and movie buff general worldwide.


There is a little exemplary nervous you tend to trouble in the work of defence because they possess an excess of mistrust, but with a good workout there is no problem.

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Otros nombres: Belgian Laekenois / Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laeken) / Chien de Berger Belge / Berger Belge Laekenois

Group 1 / Section 1 – Sheepdogs

Dogs breeds: Belgian Shepherd Laekenois

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