If you have a family, a Belgian Sheepdog is a perfect pet. They get along well with children and are very loyal. This breed does not often become angry or lunge at people, but they may be very timid and cautious around people they don't know. They are fiercely loyal to their families and will protect them from anything they consider harmful. They love to play with the children and be around other humans in their family. In fact, they tend to be like a shadow, following family members around just to make sure they aren't alone.
When it comes to other pets, a Belgian Sheepdog can get along with other pets that are already in the house, but you may have a problem adding new ones after your Belgian is already in the house. Like many dogs, they do not care much for cats, but will tolerate any that are in the house prior to their arrival. Adding any pets at a later time could turn out to be disastrous unless you are very careful. While they are still puppies, introduce them to different people who may come into the house so that they can become used to having other people around. For other animals, you want to do it in a controlled environment so that you can make certain they are going to get along with one another. This may involve allowing them to sniff each other in order to determine whether either feels threatened by the other and to be familiar with one another.
A Belgian Sheepdog is a very loyal dog that will protect you and your family without being aggressive. They have a protective instinct that comes into play whenever they feel anyone of their human family is threatened, and they will do it without the need to be aggressive in most cases as their size will speak for itself. He enjoys being with the children and other family members on a regular basis, preferring not to be left alone. If you're looking for the kind of dog who will become a loyal member of your family, you certainly have chosen the right dog. You don't have to worry about the Belgian snapping at your children or other members of your family, though you may find that some puppies will become fearful in their early days much like a child who becomes afraid of the dark. This is a phase that your puppy should outgrow, and he will then continue to be an important and special member of your family. They love attention, and children are perfect for lavishing attention on beloved pets. Let them love the dog but do it gradually so that they don't scare him or make him fear they are going to hurt him.