November 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm #1246bnietMember
About Belgian Sheepdog
Do you love black pets? The Belgian Sheepdog could be what you have been looking for. It is usually elegant in black and has long hair which makes it the perfect choice for people who love standing out. What is more is that they are energetic and intelligent.
The Belgian Sheepdog puppies grow into medium sized dogs. They originated from Belgium and were initially used in sheep herding hence the name. The breed is often used as a police dog and in many dog sports. Generally, he is alert, protective and devoted.
The Belgian Sheepdog is known for its bravery, smartness and alertness. He is also devoted to the family he lives in. Being initially bred as a working dog, he is always on the move. If not exercised, he might redirect his excess natural energy in undesirable activities. All in all, it is important to note that he is very protective of the family but does not attack without a reason. You need to train your Belgian Sheepdog puppy San Diego in good time and socialize him sufficiently. He does not love being left alone and enjoys human company. What is more is that he requires mental stimulations such as playing.
The temperament of the San Diego Belgian Sheepdog puppies is influenced by a number of factors such as heredity, socialization and training. In a good temperament, the puppy will be both playful and curious. Early socialization to various sights, sounds, experiences and to people is recommended. This will help the puppy grow into an all rounded pet. You can also enroll him in puppy kindergarten classes.
The Belgian Sheepdog puppies do well indoor and outdoor. However, they will always crave human company. In addition to training them in good time, regular and intense exercises are recommended. This will help shed the excess energy. They can make great companions when it comes to hiking, biking or jogging. Additionally, you need to give them some time to play alone in a fenced yard.
In spite of the Belgian Sheepdog puppy San Diego being a quick learner, it is important to note that training is not always simple. He is an independent thinker. To train him peacefully, you must start by gaining his trust. In training, combine firm and fair training. For correct behaviors, you must also be consistent and reward him during training.
Feeding should be done carefully. The recommended amount is 2 to 3 cups of his quality dry food. Never feed him all at once to prevent bloating and weight gain. All in all, it is crucial to note that the amount you feed him will be dependent on age, size, metabolism, build and the activities he engages in.
Frequent brushing is recommended to get rid of loose hair.
The San Diego Belgian Sheepdog puppies are generally healthy. However, they suffer from a wide range of diseases such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, epilepsy, cancer, hypothyroidism and progressive retinal atrophy. They are also sensitive to anesthesia.
Height: 1 ft 10 inches to 2 feet 2 inches
Weight: 60 to 75 pounds
- Police or military dogs
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