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Brussalier History

The Brussarrier is a Belgian mastiff type breed of herding dog. It is a robust, strong, muscular, medium-sized, and sturdily built working farm and guard dog. It is the oldest of the Belgian sheepdog breeds (the others being the Malinois, Tervuren, and Laekenois). It originated in Flanders, Belgium, and was originally known as the Grand Berger de Flandre. The Brusseleir is a working farm and guard dog. The Brusseleir were important in the protection of crops, livestock, and property against cattle marauders. The Brusseleir is a physically powerful, courageous, and loyal animal. The Brusseleir is intelligent, alert, obedient, and amiable. The brusselier is black, mahogany, or fawn in color. The coat of the brusselier is rough, thick, and close-fitting.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

England, United States Of America

Brussalier Physical Characteristics

The Brussalier is a small, large-sized breed of hunting dogs that is typically 24 to 28 inches at the withers and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds. They have a long and muscular body with a short, coarse coat that is gray, red, or black and may have white markings. They have a domed skull and a strong jaw. Their ears are medium in size and hang down. They have dark eyes and a medium-length tail that curls over the back. They are energetic, playful, and courageous.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Black, Brown, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 13 inches

Female Height Range: 11 – 12 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 10 – 17 lbs

Female Weight Range: 8 – 14 lbs

Brussalier Health

Description of breed health.


10-14 yrs

Brussalier Health Concerns

Hip Dysplasia, Mitral Valve Disease, Patellar Luxation, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (Dry Eye)

Brussalier Temperament and Behaviour

The Brusslaier is a calm, easygoing, and good-natured companion. They are easy to train and eager to learn, making them suitable for all types of work, including guarding, search and rescue, and herding. They are fairly laid-back and get along well with people and other dogs. They also get along very well with horses and are very protective of them.

Brussalier Activity Requirements

The Brussalier is a breed of dog that was developed in France. These dogs are large, muscular, and powerful. While not as highly energetic as other hunting hounds, they do require regular exercise. While they are not as highly energetic as some other breeds, Brussaliers do need regular exercise. Some play time in the yard or a short, brisk walk every day should keep them happy. They are best suited to homes with a large yard where they can run and roam freely. If you are interested in a Brussalier, you should be prepared for their exercise needs. While they are not as energy as some other breeds, they do need room to run and burn off excess energy.

Miles Per Day

6 miles

Activity Per Day

45 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Brussalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Brussalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Brussalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Brussalier is part of the Unclassified group.

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