Belgium - Dog breeds list

Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium is a small country located in Western Europe that shares its borders with France, Germany, Luxemburg and Netherlands. It has a total area of about 30,528 square kilometres and a population of 10.458.000 million people. Belgium is the world’s main diamond center and second largest petrochemical center. Over 90% of raw diamonds in the world are negotiated and distributed in Antwerp.

There are a few breeds developed in Belgium one of them is the Belgium Shepherd a medium to large sized herding dog that comes in four different varieties according to almost all countries except the U.S.A where each variety is considered a separate breed. The four varieties are the Groenendael, Laekenois, Tervuren and Malinois. All of them have a similar musculoskeletal structure that kind of resembles the German Shepherd and all of them make great herding dogs. Another great herding dog developed in Belgium is also the Bouvier des Flandres(Cow Herder of Flanders), this breed was used along the way for many different things, from farm work(sheep herding,cart pulling) to transporting drugs during the World War. Nowadays is mostly used as a guard dog, police dog or even as a companion.