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Laekenois Content
Life Span: 12-14
Litter Size: average 6-10 puppies
Group: The Laekenois belongs to the Herding family.
Color: The color of the Laekenois can vary from Mahogany to Fawn and often they come in brown and white too.
Hair Length: Long
Size: Large
Shedding: Moderate Shed
Male Height: 24-26 inches (61-66cm.)
Male Weight: 55-65 pounds (24-29kg).
Female Height: 22-24 inches (56-61cm.)
Female Weight: 55-65 pounds (24-29kg).
Living Area: Prefers to live indoors as part of the family but does need regular exercise. They can also live outside if necessary, but generally the breed will not be happy with this. Due to its thick coat, it would be better to keep the Laekenois in places where there is a cool climate but if that is not possible then it will adapt easily to whatever climate you live with.

About this Breed

The Laekenois has a unique appearance with a wire coat and a really long tail. It is the rarest of the four different Belgian Sheepdog breeds and it is extremely intelligent too. It is the only Belgian Shepherd dog which is not recognized by the American Kennel Club. The Groenendael, the Malinois and the Tervuren are closely related and they are all recognized as a breed by the American Kennel Club but the Laekenois is not. It can be shown in Great Britain however as well as some other countries too. Bred to herd, their bodies are very well proportioned and they have really muscular hind legs which surprisingly do not look too heavy. Color wise they tend to be either a fawn or a mahogany colour and they all have a black underlay. The muzzle is fairly pointy but not excessively so and its ears are small and they do tend to look a little out of place. This is the one physical fault which many people do not like about the appearance of the Laekenois. Appearance wise the Laekenois closely resembles the other Belgian Shepherd dogs. Well known for their shaggy and unruly fur, these dogs are watchful of everything and they try extremely hard to please their owners. The nose should always be black and when looking at the mouth you should notice that the teeth form a level bite and they meet like scissors. The skull of this breed is flat and it meets parallel to the muzzle. Excellent with sheep and with strong guarding instincts, the Laekenois is an excellent sheepdog and they are best suited as working dogs. These days they are used both as working dogs and as pets.

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