Belgian Shepherd Dog (also know as the Belgian Sheepdog or Chien de Berger Belge) can refer to any of four breeds of dog: the Groenendael, the Laekenois, the Tervueren, or the Malinois. In some regions, these are considered four different varieties of a single breed; in other regions, they are considered a single breed. All are hard-working, intelligent dogs of the same general size and temperament. They differ in their coats and superficially in appearance.
This breed is a very obedient, watchful, smartdog with protective and territorial instincts. They need extensive socialization at an early age and training from an experienced master. They make excellent companions with their loyal, alert and loving nature. They are good with children if socialized well, but dominant towards other dogs.