Hi all. Happy Holidays to everyone. Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. I was wondering if anyone new the difference between a regular german shepard and a belguim german shepard? And, does anyone know of any links to pictures of the belguim german shepard. Thanks.
There are many differences between the two breeds. German Shepards tend to be thicker boned and bigger (80 pounds and up), have slanted rear angulation, come in the traditional shepard colors and can be more mild mannered. They tend to make a better housepet.
Belgian Shepards (actually called Belgian Malinois) are a smaller dog (60 pounds-80 pounds) with finer bone, normal angualtion, incredibly athletic and agile (they will go through something as a German shepard will go over or around!) very highly driven, and colored with black masks and different shades of red for coats. They do not make the best house pets.. they are generally too much dog for the average pet home.
If you type a google search for Belgian Malinois, (not belguim german shepard) you will have much better luck finding pictures and information on this breed. I will try and gather a few good links for you as well, and post later.
Thanks. I have a supposedly part german shepard, all black mixed with some lab (or so they thought this at the animal rescue when I got him at 6 weeks). He has a coat on him that is so thick and heavy that you can feel the heat coming off of him if you lay 3 inches away from him. Someone told me he's a belgium german shepard. I've been trying to get info on his coat for it's soooo THICK. He has the traits that are indicated of the black belguim sherpard on the link that you have posted above (it shows a black belgium german shepard) and the hair looks just like his, so does the face. I'm wondering if he really is or not. Just don't know for sure since he came from a rescue and they weren't sure if he was pure shepard or not.