Dog Breeds - Belgian Shepherd Laekenois

Breed :             Not AKC recognized
Weight:             55-65 lbs
Height: Male:    24-26; Female: 22-24 inches
Color(s):           Fawn, mahogany; with black overlap. There is black shading on the muzzle and tail.

The Belgian Shepherd Laekenois is one of the four breeds of Belgian Shepherd dogs which may be listed as a variety of the Belgian Shepherd Dog rather than an individual breed. The other three breeds are the Tervuren, the Malinois, and the Groenendael. The Laekonois is the least common breed amongst the four and remains to be the only one amongst thses not recognized by AKC. It is rare in the United States but may be found in Britan, Canada, Australia and throughout Europe.

Belgian Shepherd Laekenois Health and Diseases
The Belgian Laekenois tend to live for 12 to 14 years. This breed has only a few health concerns which include:
  • Eye problems
  • Skin allergies
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Elbow dysplasia
  • Behavior fluctuations