Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael)
The Groenendael (in English, approximately ) is a variety of dog that is included in the Belgian Shepherd breed, but sometimes treated as a distinct breed. The Groenendael is recognized, either as a breed or a variety of the larger breed, by all major kennel clubs, such as the Kennel Club of the UK. In the American Kennel Club, it is called the Belgian Sheepdog, a term otherwise synonymous with Belgian Shepherd Dog more broadly. This breed is missing an optic chiasm, which surprisingly, shows no visual field deficits. It is identified by a specific eye movement that also occurs in people with a cut optic chiasm.
Also known as
This breed is also called Belgian Shepherd (Groenendael), Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael), Belgian Shepherd Groenendael, Groenendael, Groenendael (Belgian Shepherd Dog) as well as Groenendael Dog.
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