The expression Belgian Shepherd covers the Groenendael, the Tervueren, the Lakenoís and the Malinois. These species differ from each other both as regards color and hair type. They are the great favorites of sportsmen, they are very good working dogs, however when working the hairs of the dogs also undergo bigger stress, therefore they definitely need to be groomed.
The Irish Wolf Hound has stringy hair, and therefore it has to be trimmed. A soft undercoat is hidden under the hard and rough outer coat of the largest hound species. The most experienced owners continuously remove the hairs, however in the case of a show, 4 weeks prior to the event a complete trimming has to be done.
The Foxie may function not only as a family pet but also as a hunting dog. Its fur consists of hard hair outercoat and soft undercoat. It's base color is white, which is made more colorful by black and brown patches.