Dog Breeds That Originated in Belgium

The alert, intelligent Malinois is one of four Belgian herding breeds. They excel at police and military work.

Belgian Malinois

Similar to the Malinois, the Tervuren has a long double-coat. They are protective and loyal watchdogs

Belgian Tervuren

The wiry-coated Laekenois was bred to herd sheep and cattle. They bond closely with their owners.

Belgian Laekenois

The Groenendael is an elegant Belgian breed with a beautiful black coat. They thrive with mental stimulation.


Bouviers are compact herders with rough coats used traditionally for cattle droving. They are bold and loyal.

Bouvier des Flandres 

Originally boat dogs, the Schipperke is independent and curious. They are devoted to their families.


The Chien de Berger Belge is a blanket term for the four Belgian herding breeds, including the Malinois and Groenendael.

Chien de Berger Belge

Dog Breeds That Do Well With Cats