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Belgian Shepherd Dog (Laekenois) Dog Breed

Summary:

Category: Pastoral
Origin: Belgium
Other Names: Belgian Laekenois, Chien de Berger Belge
Size: Large
Lifespan: 12-13 years
Living Area: Any
Exercise: High
Grooming: Medium

This breed has a wedge-shaped head with sparkling eyes. Although it looks meek when reclining on the couch, the Bedlington Terrier is argumentative and every inch a terrier when aroused. Its body shape, however, is unusual for a terrier, being somewhat like a Greyhound or Whippet in construction, which enables it to gallop at great speed. However, the front legs are constructed differently from those quick hounds in that the front legs are closer together at the feet than at the elbows. This enables a Bedlington Terrier to turn or pivot quickly when chasing quarry at high speed. At a trot, the Bedlington moves with a ‘mincing’ gait, picking its feet up in what appears to be a dainty manner.

Courtesy of: The Free Dictionary