Expression indicates alertness, attention, readiness for activity. Gaze should be intelligent and questioning.
Emphasis in the standard is placed on the alertness, intelligence and readiness of the breed. No Belgian that has a dead, sulky, apprehensive, dull or lazy attitude or appearance can ever represent the ideal of the breed. The desired look of alertness and intelligence can only result from the proper combination of inherently sound temperament and superior intelligence required in the breed standard. Dogs not showing these qualities should be penalized.