Very well proportioned, the Belgian Shepherd is a dog with a harmonious silhouette combining elegance and power. Of average height, his musculature is strong giving him a hardy appearance which is not unlike that of his cousin the German Shepherd.
Between 61 and 66 cm (24.02 to 25.98 inches) for the male
Between 56 and 61 cm (22.05 to 24.02 inches) for the female
Between 25 and 30 kg (55.12 to 66.14 pounds) for the male
Between 20 and 25 kg (44.09 to 55.12 pounds) for the female
The Belgian Shepherd now includes four varieties of coat and hair. Although the appearance suggests four different breeds, these are four varieties of one and same breed. All other characteristics are the same.
His coat is black and hair is long.
His coat is a tawny color with gray smudges and hair is long.
His coat is a tawny color and charcoal with a black mask and hair is short.
His coat is a tawny color with slight charcoal marks and hair is hard.
His long head is well chiseled and of a well-proportioned average width. His dark colored eyes are medium size. His triangular ears are straight and stiff. His nose is black. His tail is also medium length and raised in action but hanging down at rest.
According to the FCI breeds nomenclature, this breed belongs to group 1, section 1 and is #15