Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) puppies for sale
The Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale, as they are called worldwide, was named after the village of Groenendael in Belgian. One of the four varieties the Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale shares its foundation with the Belgian Tervuren, the Belgian Malinois, and the Belgian Laekenois. Most breed clubs consider all the dogs puppies for sale as the same breed with different coat types. All four dogs use the same breed standard in all countries except the AKC. The AKC recognizes them as separate breeds since 1959, however the Belgian Laekenois is not recognized by the AKC at all. The UKC, who also registers in the U.S. does recognize all four, as one breed. All four varieties of the Belgian Sheepdog excel in several areas. They are used for police work such as, protection, schutzhund, serarch and rescue, bomb detection, and narcotics detection. The dogs puppies for sale also excel at obedience, tracking, agility, herding, sled and cart pulling, as a guide for the blind and assistant to the disabled. The Belgian Malinois was the first of the four to establish themselves as a type. All four types are popular in Belgian with the Laekenois and Malinois used mostly as working dogs. The Groenendael and the Tervuren are also excellent workers, but are used mostly as companions. The Belgian Shepherd/Groenendael is the most popular of the four Belgian Sheepdogs. The Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale are highly intelligent and can be trained to be an excellent companion. The way these dogs are handled determines the long term relationship and whether you have a loving, obedient companion or a strong willed uncontrollable dog. You must socialize these dogs early to prevent them from becoming shy or aggressive. Heavy handed discipline will not work, as the dogs will become uncooperative. Confident, natural authority displayed within a consistent set of rules which are made clear, works the best. Naturally protective, socialization is the key to preventing aggressive behaviour. Socialization with children and small pets early on will prevent most future issues from happening. The Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale is highly intelligent and was bred for use as a working dog. This means you must provide ample exercise and mental stimulation to keep the dog from becoming destructive and hard to handle. The positive side of this is the dogs can be trained easily and can be useful and entertaining in the chores they can accomplish. Herding is an instinct bred into these dogs, so you must teach them that herding children and people is not a desired action. The coat of the Belgian Groenendael is the one sure way to identify the type of Belgian Shepherd he is. The Groenendaelâ€™s weather-resistant coat is moderately long, straight, with a ruff of fur around the neck and extra feathering on the legs, tail and underneath the body. A dense undercoat covers the body for extra warmth. The coat color is black, either solid or with a small amount of white on the chest, chin or toes. The Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale require brushing and combing daily. Clip the hair from between the toes and outer ears. Mats should be clipped out, particularly in the ruff and on the legs. They are light shedders, constantly, males shed heavily once a year, females twice. Some effort and work is needed to keep these dogs groomed. You must be a strong Alpha leader to make this dog follow, but despite the effort the Belgian Groenendael dogs puppies for sale are worth it and make excellent members of the family, loving and devoted.