Belgian Sheepdog Physical Appearance

Considering to own a Belgian Sheepdog and want to know what is the general appearance of Belgian Sheepdog or what are the popular colours of a Belgian Sheepdog?

Learn more about the colors, weight and height of Belgian Sheepdogs from this page.

Belgian Sheepdog Appearance

Belgian Sheepdog Size, Height and Weight

    Consider the personality traits and appearance of the Belgian Sheepdog, as this breed is not for everyone. Use this information below to see if a Belgian Sheepdog would suit your lifestyle and household.

    Size of Belgian Sheepdog: The Belgian Sheepdog is a large sized dog.

    Height of Belgian Sheepdog:
  • Male: 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)
  • Female: 22-24 inches (56-61 cm)

  • Weight of Belgian Sheepdog:
  • Male: 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)
  • Female: 60-70 pounds (27-32 kg)

    The Popular Colours of Belgian Sheepdogs

  • Black
  • Brindle
  • Cream
  • Fawn

Belgian Sheepdog Appearance

Belgian Sheepdog Information

The Belgian sheepdog is an elegant, square-proportioned dog that is alert and agile with proud carriage. Its bone is moderately heavy. As a dog expected to herd for long hours, its gait is smooth, tireless and effortless rather than driving. It has a tendency to move in a circle rather than a straight line. It has an extremely dense undercoat along with an outer coat of abundant guard hairs that are long, well-fitting and straight. Its expression is intelligent and questioning; its black coloration is striking.

The Belgian Shepherd Dog was developed in Belgium as a herding dog to work sheep. He is enthusiastic and remarkably quick. He shows a natural tendency to be in motion. The Belgian was developed for endurance. He must be able to move and tend the flock all day and to guard it from all invaders. In addition to his inborn ability as guardian of the flocks, he is an exceptional watchdog and a tenacious and brave defender of his master and family. He is vigilant, and highly responsive to his owner's direction. He is alert, intelligent and inquisitive. While he is firmly loyal to those he knows and loves, he typically exhibits reserve with strangers.

What to do if you lose your Belgian Sheepdog

If your Belgian Sheepdog or any other pet has gone missing and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. List your missing pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. List the lost pet on the Local Lost Pets Facebook Groups Here.

3. Call the nearby vets to see if anyone has brought in your missing pet.

4. Call the RSPCA or Visit the RSPCA Lost Pets website and complete a Lost Pet Report.

5. Visit Lost Pets Pages of Animal Shelters.

What to do if you find a lost Belgian Sheepdog

If you find a Belgian Sheepdog or any other pet and it does not have an identification tag with a phone number, you can:

1. Report the found pet details at Pet Reunite website here.

2. Report the missing pet on the Local Facebook Lost Pets Groups.

3. Call the Local Council to collect the lost animal.

4. Take the pet to the local Animal Shelter assigned to your area.

5. Take the animal to the local Vet who can scan the animal’s microchip and phone the registered pet owner.

Laws Regarding Missing Pets

1. It is against the law to keep any animal that you find.

2. Pets are generally considered property and it is illegal to take and keep someone else’s property.

3. You must contact your local animal control unit and file a FOUND AN ANIMAL report for any dog or cat you find.

4. To reclaim your lost dog, cat or other pet from the animal shelter you must pay a release fee.

5. If your dog or cat is unregistered, you will have to register your pet before you can take it home.