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Gunter, Angela, Dvm - Beckley Veterinary Hospital
(304) 255-4159
215 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV

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Beckley Veterinary Hospital
(304) 255-4159
215 Dry Hill Rd
Beckley, WV

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Jarrell Animal Clinic
(304) 877-5600
6052 Robert C Byrd Dr
Mount Hope, WV

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Wv PitBull Lovers Rescue
(304) 469-7728
RR 2 Box 35
Oak Hill, WV
 
Blackthorn German Shepherds
(304) 927-3011
2426 Charleston Rd
Spencer, WV
Breeds
German Shepherd Dog

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Raleigh County Animal Hospital
(304) 253-4787
120 Collie Ln
Beckley, WV

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Crab Orchard Veterinary Hosp
(304) 252-0110
1212 Robert C Byrd Dr
Crab Orchard, WV

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Paws & Claws Animal Clinic
(304) 763-0103
2851 Ritter Dr
Shady Spring, WV

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Oak Hill Animal Hospital
(304) 465-8267
2525 Summerlee Rd
Oak Hill, WV

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Foxlair
(304) 464-9990
146 Captain Parker Trl
Parkersburg, WV
Breeds
Toy Fox Terrier

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Belgian Sheepdog / Groenendael - Guide to Belgian Sheepdogs / Groenendaels

Description: To most of the world, the Belgian Sheepdog is known as the Groenendae or Chien de Berger Beige. This breed, which can be traced back to the 1800s, is the most popular of the four varieties of Belgian Sheepdogs - Tervueren, Malinois and Laekenois.

The Belgian Sheepdog is elegant, well-muscled, high-spirited and lovable. Because of its intelligence and trainability, Belgian Sheepdogs were utilized by Paris police, New York police and for Belgian border control. They were also used during both World Wars and search & rescue.

The Belgian Sheepdog Club of America was formed in 1919, but its popularity dwindled during the Great Depression and the club ceased to exist. Since 1949 when the Club was re-formed, interest and popularity has remained constant in the United States.

Weight: The height for a Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael) is 24-26 inches (61-66 cm)

Weight: The weight for a Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael) is 65-75 pounds (29-34 kg)

Coat Type: The Belgian Sheepdog's coat has long, straight hair on most the body; short hair on the head, face, ears, lower part of the legs, except on the back of the forelegs. Around the Belgian Sheepdog's neck and chest, the hair is long and plentiful. Double coat - outer is heavy and under is dense. The Belgian Sheepdog sheds all year with heavy shedding twice a year.

Color: The color of the Belgian Sheepdog's coat is black, but also can have small to moderate patch of white on the fore chest, between pads of feet or on tips of front toes. There may also be white or gray frosting on the muzzle.

Temperament: The Belgian Sheepdog is intelligent, obedient and alert. This breed is protective of its master and family. Belgian Sheepdog's are apprehensive of strangers, but they are not shy, nor are they vicious even if provoked or attacked. Belgian Sheepdogs are courageous, good with children, loyal and affectionate with those he knows well.

Health: The Belgian Sheepdog does not hav...

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