Belgian Shepherds

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  1. BigDogs

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    I have rescued the advertised "Belgian Shepherd". There are four varieties, of which I have totally eliminated the Malinois as a possibility.

    Rosco is Blk/Tan with a large white spot on the chest. He looks a lot like a blk/tan GSD with longer hair and a gay tail, but doesn't act like any of mine. He is perhaps around 3 to 4 years old, and what I would say is a mild personality. Friendly, non-aggressive, gets along with other male dogs. He can balance well on his hind feet. Here is his profile and pics.
    What do you all think?

    Adopted Belgian Shepherd Dog Sheepdog: Rosco: Petfinder
     
  2. corgipower

    corgipower Tweleve Enthusiest

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    I don't see Belgian. Looks like a long haired GSD to me.
     
  3. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    He is gorgeous... Looks like a long haired GSD to me too...?

    Are you keeping him or fostering him?
     
  4. BigDogs

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    I'll try to find the appropriate home for him. He's such a sweetie.
     
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    Belgian Shepherd

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    Roscoe.

    Doesn't look like one to me either. Says hes adopted though! :)
     
  6. bjdobson

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    He's been adopted by BigDogs, who is fostering him.
     
  7. BigDogs

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    yes, there are four varieties of Belgian Shepherds...the Malinois, the Tervuren, the Groenendael, and the Laekenois.
    The Malinois is favored by law enforcement, but is not as versatile as GSDs. They are better as attack dogs. The local sheriff's dept recently put one down because it bit the dog handler's child. I replaced it with one of my GSD pups.
    He does not look like a Laekenois, so that is two out of four. The Groenendael seems to come in black, so unless someone can show me otherwise, that is out.
    Which leaves the Tervuren...very similar but from what I can see, generally lighter in color.
    I'll try to post some more pics of him very soon
     
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    Uh...Malinois are just as versatile as GSDs. The reason LE prefers GSDs is because the GSD is more forgiving of novice handler mistakes.

    The photo showing the dog's full body looks nothing like a Belgian. The entire structure is GSD, not Belgian.

    And yes, Groenendael only comes in black.
     
  9. BigDogs

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    thanx, that's what I thought too. But of course, I know so very little about GSDs.....
     
  10. Punkygirl0101

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    Why is it you make tons of threads trying to pass common breed, and mixed breed dogs as some rare, or not very common purebred dog? Why does it matter?
     
  11. Dekka

    Dekka Just try me..

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    Um wait..... :confused: I thought you bred GSDs?

    Looks like a lovely long haired GSD to me. I see no Terv in there at all.
     
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    I see long haired GSD. Hpw many dogs are you going to 'rescue' in a week?
     
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    Looks like a long-hair GSD!.
    No way close to the tervueren!.
     
  14. BigDogs

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    yes, I thought too that Rosco is a longhaired GSD, however I'd never seen a Belgian Shepherd to compare him with. I've told the lady who advertises the dogs. She hasn't commented back about it.
    I'm fostering him. There are several potential adopters who want a Belgian Shepherd.
     
  15. BigDogs

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    I have found a nice home for Rosco. He went to a man whom I have known casually for the past several years. Good luck Rosco.
     
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    Doesn't look anything like a belgian of any kind. I hope the new owner wasn't expecting one.
     
  17. BigDogs

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    no, I told him GSD. He came to see the dog, and of course, really liked him.
     
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    What kind of GSDs do you breed, BigDogs?
     

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