The Belgian Shepherd Dog is a medium-to-large size dog.
All varieties share a similar underlying musculoskeletal structure, closely resembling the popular German Shepherd breed save for the hindlegs.
All variants also share a close cranial features, having a domed forehead, a long, square-cut muzzle and black noses with their ears pointed and fully erect.
One of the identifying characteristics of the breed is that it is square, with its height from the ground to top of the withers being equal to its length.
Life span: 10 to 14 years
Higher classification: Dog