Meaning of Belgian Shepherd in English:

Belgian Shepherd


  • (In full Belgian Shepherd Dog) any of various Belgian dogs used to herd sheep; specifically a breed of large working dog originating in Belgium, having four varieties (the Groenendael, Laekenois, Malinois, and Tervueren) differing in coat type and colour; a dog of this breed.

    In the United States = "Groenendael"; the Malinois and the Tervueren are registered as separate breeds and the Laekenois unrecognized.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in Everybody's Magazine.