Sunday, 11 March 2007

Belgian breeds


You may have heard of Belgian Shepherds or Belgian Sheepdog ( Berger Belge in French ) and usually 4 come to mind: the Malinois, the Groenendael, the Tervuren and the Laekenois. And therefore we assume that there are 4 Belgian breeds. In fact there are 14 as you can see in this photograph. Now for a small country like Belgium that’s quite something. The photograph's title is: "Des ambassadeurs de notre culture" and that's what they are. Apart from the 4 above, there are the: Bouvier des Ardennes, Bouvier des Flandres, Schipperke, Chien de Saint-Hubert ( Bloodhound ), Petit Brabançon, Griffon belge, Griffon bruxellois, Bichon frisé, Epagneul Nain continental Papillon and Epagneul Nain continental Phalène.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did not know. Very intersting.

mutleythedog said...

Do they speak French or Flemish? I have a passport now and am learning a few phrases so I can at least ask for a croissant or a small beer without reverting to English. Don't they all have sexy names ?- try saying them with a French accent...

mutleythedog said...

I like your hat by the way - very smart - do you like mine?

Winchester whisperer said...

Thank you for your comment...it's a strange thing. Love your dogs, by the way