The Belgian Shepherd dog is adapted for enclosure keeping. It can tolerate the changes in nature inherent in the Belgian climate. This breed can also live in the house. But at the same time he needs daily, long, active walks.
If you have a private house, but you don’t want to keep your shepherd dog in an open-air cage around the clock, leave it in the fresh air during the day, and take it into the house at night. This is the most acceptable way of keeping Belgians.
Such a dog, with proper education, becomes a faithful assistant, companion and bodyguard of its owner. Each type of Belgian Shepherd dog needs serious education. Such a pet needs high physical activity. It is advisable to provide regular training (3 hours a day).
It is important that the Belgian is busy with something all the time. For example, the protection of the home, territory, property of the owner, training lessons, games. So that the dog does not get bored alone, buy him a ball or other toys. Otherwise, a bored, unoccupied shepherd dog will start spoiling things, digging tunnels under the fence, etc.
The Belgian Shepherd dog owner should know that every dog is different. With regards to education, communication, you need to find an individual approach to the pet.
How to feed Belgian Shepherd dogs
Representatives of the breed are very active. Because these are herding dogs, which need to move a lot and, of course, eat right.
The diet should contain:
- Protein – Growth.
- Carbohydrates give energy.
- Fat – provides energy stores.
- With a natural way of feeding the pet, we provide vitamins and minerals.
With artificial feeding, we buy ready-made premium food. It is important to choose the right dry food. I’ll recommend you to consult a specialist for advice.
The Belgian Shepherd dog lives 15-16 years. Activity, efficiency lasts up to 11-12 years, subject to proper care and nutrition.
Nature has endowed these dogs with strong immunity and good health. A dense wool cover reliably protects them from rain, snow and other natural precipitations. From infectious diseases – timely vaccination and preventive examinations in the veterinary clinic. It is also important to protect your pet from parasites.
At home, the owner should regularly examine the eyes and ears of the dog. If you find trauma, redness, or accumulation of secretions, you should contact your veterinarian. because this may be the first sign of infection. Be sure to monitor your pet’s behavior. Decreased activity, lethargy, excessive sleepiness can signal illness.