So you’re looking to adopt an Belgian Laekenois, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Of the four closely-related Belgian herders—the Belgian Sheepdog, Malinois, Tervuren, and Laekenois—the Laekenois is the rarest. This strong and sturdy dog is distinguished from his brethren by a rough, tousled coat that comes in shades of red or fawn or in grayish tones. The blackening around the muzzle points up the expression of keen watchfulness shining from the dark almond-shaped eyes.The Belgian Laekenois is protective of his master and property. Although observant with strangers, the breed is affectionate and friendly with those he knows well. The Laekenois coat requires regular brushing and occasional bathing, and as a working dog, it needs daily exercise. Strong, agile and full of life, the Belgian Laekenois (pronounced “Lak-in-wah”) is one of four native dogs of Belgium. Although similar in body and temperament to the Malinois, Shepherd and Tervuren, the Laekenois differs in coat color, texture and length, as well as region of origin.”
An Belgian Laekenois typically ranges from 55.88cm to 66.04cm in height, and weighs from 24.947580350000003kg to 29.48350405kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Belgian Laekenois breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Belgian Laekenois insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.