Belgian Sheepdog Club of America
Belgian Sheepdog Club of America
Belgian Sheepdog Club of America

Eyes and Ears

AKC Standard

Eyes brown, preferably dark brown. Medium size, slightly almond shaped, not protruding.

Ears triangular in shape, stiff, erect, and in proportion to the head in size. Base of the ear should not come below the center of the eye. Ears hanging (as on a hound) shall disqualify.

 

Discussion

Correct eyes and ears give the Belgian Sheepdog’s head its attractiveness and are considered essential to good breed type.

The eyes should be almond shaped and dark brown, with an alert, intelligent look. Protruding, round, or light colored eyes can destroy the look of a good head.

The ears should be triangular in shape, set high on the head, giving the Belgian Sheepdog’s head its unique beauty and distinguishing it from many other breeds having naturally erect ears. A high set, small to medium sized ear permits the proper expression, so essential to the breed.