Belgian Shepherds

Groenendael & Tervueren

Victoria, Australia

Since 1987



Below are our beautiful catalogue adverts from the 2023 Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria Specialty show (thankyou Ashley)

For the second year in a row, Ivy was awarded RU BEST IN SHOW and BEST OF BREED Tervueren, at the Belgian Shepherd Dog Club of Victoria’s Specialty show, November 2023. It was also her 2nd Best of Breed and her 3rd Best female in a row !

With a record to be proud of, Ivy ~ 2 x RUBISS. Ch. C.I.B. AAO Ch. Lumineux Firebird has now retired from the show ring.

2023 under Dr Margaret Pratten (UK) RU BEST IN SHOW and BEST OF BREED

2022 under Tom Roozen (Netherlands) RU BEST IN SHOW and BEST OF BREED

2019. Judge: Mr Brice Roise (France) RU BEST OF BREED to her Sire (& Bitch CC)


Hi everyone and welcome to the web home of Lumineux Belgian Shepherds :)

For everyone who owns/has owned one of my Belgians, or a Belgian we have rehomed, if you haven't been in contact lately could you please let me know how your Belgian is going, or if they have passed on :(
Also, please have a look at my
Previous Litters page and let me know of any error or health issues I don't have listed.
Litters are listed in date order with most recent at the top, you can also use your browser search function and search by your dogs name.

Thanks, Helene


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A brief description

The name Belgian Shepherd Dog can refer to any of the four varieties of this breed: the Groenendael, the Laekenois, the Tervueren, or the Malinois.

In Australia the Belgian Shepherd Dog is classed as One Breed, which consists of Four Varieties; in some countries, they are considered a single breed. Structurally all four varieties are the same, differing only in coat and colour, all four varieties are intelligent dogs of the same general size and temperament.

The Groenendael - long haired black.
The Tervueren - long haired other than black. Colours range from grey through to fawn - varying in intensity, with black overlay and a black mask on the head.
The Malinois - short haired. Fawn with black overlay and black mask. (other colours such as grey and black, of which there are some, are not recognised in the breed standard).
The Laekenois - rough haired. Fawn with traces of black overlay mainly on the muzzle and tail.
* The 'mask' is defined as a strict minimum of eight points of pigmentation of the "phaners" this being both ears, the two top eye lids, the two top lips and the two bottom lips which must be black.
* All varieties may have a little white on the forechest and on the toes.

Note: They are sometimes born with short white/grey hairs on the front of the muzzle and or tip of the chin, which is called "frost" or "frosting". When two dogs of the same "variety" are bred, it is possible for puppies of different "varieties" to be in the same litter, depending on what genes for coat colour they carry. (An excellent book on the History, Genetics and Varieties is the BERGER BELGE ANTHOLOGY by Sally M. Perry & Adrienne A. Pagel)

Names they are known by overseas - Belgian Sheepdog - Belgian Tervuren - Berger Belge - Belgische Schäferhunde - Belgisk Fårehund - Belgische Herdershonde - Belgiske Hyrdehunde - Belgijskih Ovcara - Belgisk Vallhund - Belgianpaimenkoira - Pastor Belga - Groenendael - Laekenois - Malinois - Tervueren

The Belgian Shepherd Dog is also sometimes wrongly referred to as the Belgium Shepherd, if you have found this site by searching on this term you've already learned something important about the breed :)

Information on the Breed * Puppy Manuals * F.A.Q. * Breed Standard etc 14th Sept 2020


BOOKS ~ on the Belgian Shepherd Dog & Training - includes beginners to advanced & Competition Jan 2021

TRAINING Resources ~ from puppyhood to more advanced training Jan 2021

Assistance Dogs ~ Some info on Australian Belgian Shepherds as Seeing Eye, Therapy Dogs 14th Sept 2020

K9 Heroes ~ Avalanche, SAR, Police, War, Therapy & Service Belgian Shepherd dogs page not up-to-date

EVENTS in Australia ~ Breed Specialty Shows, Obedience Trials, Fun days page not up to date


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Belgian Sheepdog - Belgian Tervuren - Berger Belge - Belgische Schäferhunde - Belgisk Fårehund - Belgische Herdershonde - Belgiske Hyrdehunde - Belgijskih Ovcara - Belgisk Vallhund - Belgianpaimenkoira - Groenendael - Laekenois - Malinois - Tervueren - Pastor Belga

Have you seen the above on another site? they say imitation is the highest form of flattery.
So when other breeders/owners find our ideas good enough to copy on their sites we know we're doing something right!